Seed to Seed: Seed Saving Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener
This book is a complete seed-saving guide for 160 vegetable crops, with detailed information about each vegetable, including the botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, isolation distance, the need for caging or hand-pollination, and proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds.
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Maintaining Varietal Purity
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Allium Alternate day caging amaranth anthers areas artichoke bags beans bees beets blossoms BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION Brassica Brassicaceae broccoli bulbs carrot Chayote Chervil chicory Chinese cabbage clean color corn corn salad crops cross-pollination CROSSING AND ISOLATION cucumbers Cucurbitaceae Different varieties dried dry seeds eaten eggplant endive ensure seed purity eties female flower flower heads flowers are perfect fruits genus germination gourd green grow hand-pollination HARVEST AND PROCESSING heirloom Hyacinth bean insects isolation distances kale leaf leaves Leguminosae lettuce Malabar spinach male flower mature melon mustard oleracea onions peas peppers Pigeon peas plants pods POLLINATION potatoes Pumpkin remain viable remove roots rutabagas salad Salsify screen season seed heads SEED PRODUCTION Seed Savers Exchange seed stalks SEED VIABILITY seedpods seeds will remain self-pollinating species spinach squash stem stigma storage stored strainer tape tassel techniques temperatures tion Tomatillos tomato tubers turnips umbels usually vegetable vines wild winnowing winter yellow