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Those pricey transplants set out on display every spring are so tempting with their leafy faces pleading, "take me home!"  But beware, you never know where those seedlings have been - Crammed in a pest-infested greenhouse?  Packed for days in a sweltering truck?

                Start your plants from seeds and you know that's your precious vegetable, herb, or flower has been nurtured with tender loving care every day of its life.  And better yet, when you harvest seeds for next year's crop, you'll get even more plants absolutely FREE!

                In this book you'll find everything you need to know to successfully harvest seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers, then dry and store them for maximum viability. You'll also learn how to start seeds indoors to get a jump start on the season, and to prepare your soil beds for planting.

Synopsis:

Free Plants!

From Simple Seed-Saving Techniques

Here's all the information and guidance you need to start saving seeds from your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers and grow even more plants next year.

Dozens of at-a-glance charts and over 300 step-by-step illustrations show you how to determine when seeds are ready for harvest, how to collect them, and how to store them. Plus, you get time-proven tips, the kind that only an experienced horticulturalist can share, for starting seeds right.

Seed Sowing and Saving is packed with solid advice and information that teaches you how to:

* Successfully harvest seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers

* Dry and store seeds, and test seeds for viability

* Sow seeds indoors to get a head start on the growing season

* Prepare soil and garden beds for transplants or direct sowing

Synopsis:

Hands-on instructions for sowing seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers.

About the Author

Freelance writer and horticultural consultant Carole B. Turner specializes in gardening techniques and native planting. Besides her Storey book, Seed Sowing and Saving, Carole has authored many articles in American Nursery and was an editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Sowing Seeds

2 From Seed to Bloom

3 Selecting Plants for Seed Saving

4 Collecting and Storing Seeds

5 Annual Vegetables

6 Biennial and Perennial Vegetables

7 Annual Flowers

8 Biennial and Perennial Flowers

Appendices

Optimal Germination Temperatures for Seeds

Characteristics of Common Vegetables Saved for Seed

Seeds that Require Special Treatment

Open-Pollinated (Standard) Varieties

Zone Map

Mail-Order Sources

Further Reading

Glossary

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580170017
Author:
Turner, Carole B.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
GARDENING / Vegetables
Subject:
GARDENING / Flowers / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Gardening Skills Illustrated
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 1/2 x 11
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
279.4 x 215.9 x 14.224 mm

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Free Plants!

From Simple Seed-Saving Techniques

Here's all the information and guidance you need to start saving seeds from your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers and grow even more plants next year.

Dozens of at-a-glance charts and over 300 step-by-step illustrations show you how to determine when seeds are ready for harvest, how to collect them, and how to store them. Plus, you get time-proven tips, the kind that only an experienced horticulturalist can share, for starting seeds right.

Seed Sowing and Saving is packed with solid advice and information that teaches you how to:

* Successfully harvest seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers

* Dry and store seeds, and test seeds for viability

* Sow seeds indoors to get a head start on the growing season

* Prepare soil and garden beds for transplants or direct sowing

"Synopsis" by , Hands-on instructions for sowing seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers.

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