The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, Jul 15, 2011 - Gardening - 320 pages
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Learn how to collect, save, and cultivate the seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs. Itís easy, and itís fun! Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough thoroughly explain every step in the seed-saving process. Descriptions of seed biology; tips on how to select plants for the best seeds; and advice on harvesting and cleaning, proper storage and care, and propagating and caring for new seedlings are all presented with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. Chapters dedicated to individual plants contain species-specific directions and detailed information. Gardeners of any experience level will find all the information they need to extend the life of their favorite plants to the next generation and beyond.
  

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The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs

User Review  - Kristi Chadwick - Book Verdict

Highlighting the cycle of "plant, grow, save seeds, repeat," this organized reference offers an abundance of data on collecting, saving, and distributing seeds. (LJ 11/15/11) Read full review

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User Review  - Almie - Goodreads

This is an excellent guide to have for a number of reasons. It provides good background, clear instructions and scientific names which are a must for seed savers and the ability to handle cross pollination issues. Read full review

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Contents

THE SEEDSAVING REVIVAL
SEED BIOLOGY 101
GROWING PLANTS FOR SEEDS
HARVESTING AND CLEANING SEEDS
SEEDSTORAGE KNOWHOW
ALL ABOUT GERMINATION
SOWING SEEDS AND RAISING
BREEDING YOUR OWN VARIETIES
SAVING VEGETABLE SEEDS
SAVING HERB SEEDS
SAVING FLOWER SEEDS
ADVANCED SEED SAVING NUTS FRUITS
A History of Seed Saving and Selling in North America
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The Handbook From Vegetables to Nuts

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About the author (2011)

Robert Gough holds a doctorate in botany and is Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at the College of Agriculture, Montana State University. He is the author of 17 gardening books, 500 extension service publications, and articles for Fine Gardening, Country Journal, National Gardening, Zone 4, Montana Magazine, and Harrowsmith. He served as Extension Horticulturalist in Montana, hosted the popular Dr. Bobís Northern Gardening Tips radio program for 10 years, and was a panel member on PBSís Montana Ag Live for 15 years.† He is a Fellow of both the American Society for Horticultural Science and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, as well as a member of the advisory board of Zone 4.

Cheryl Moore-Gough holds an M.S. in Plant Sciences from Montana State University, where she is now an adjunct assistant professor in horticulture.†Cheryl has taught and coordinated the Montana Master Gardener program and has published numerous works alone and with her husband, Dr. Robert Gough, including five gardening books. She has written for Montana Magazine, Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, and Zone 4 Magazine, and she hosts Northern Gardening Tips, which is broadcast by radio stations throughout Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota on the Northern News Network. She has been gardening and saving seeds in Montana for 30 years.

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