Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners
Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds.
Seed to Seed is widely acknowledged as the best guide available for home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a small scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable featured in the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the techniques she recommends for the home garden.
This newly updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed, which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge about seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by expert gardeners from seven regions of the United States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, and Northwest.
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Often the bees will then spend the entire day trying to escape from the cage,
doing little or no pollinating. Also, there is always the possibility that trapped bees
may be carrying pollen from other crop plants. For these reasons, using trapped ...
vent cross-pollination by insects, usually honeybees. When more than one
variety is grown in close proximity, hand-pollination is necessary. General
techniques for hand-pollination are described in the introductory pages of the
POLLINATION, CROSSING AND ISOLATION Melons, which are outbreeding
plants, can be the most frustrating species of Cucurbitaceae for seed savers.
Melon plants rely on bees and small flies for pollination. Despite multiple insect
visits to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lakenvelder - LibraryThing
I was needing more information on seed collection for my vegetable garden to save some of the varieties I grow. This book put out by the Seed Savers Exchange and written by Suzanne Ashworth is an ... Read full review
Good book to beginning gardnersUser Review - bripper - Overstock.com
I glanced at the book but have not read it page by page. It looks like a great book for me. Read full review
It 3 Hybrid Varieties Gain Dominance
Seed Cleaning Methods
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