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The Seed Garden

Edited by Lee Buttala and Shanyn Siegel
Beautiful photos and information that’s easy to follow from Seed Savers Exchange and the Organic Seed Alliance bring decades of research and experience to teach both novice gardeners and seasoned horticulturists how to save their favorite vegetable varieties. More than 75 crops from heirloom tomatoes and peppers to century old varieties of beans and grains are covered. It explains species-by-species profiles and detailed instructions on saving healthy, true-to-type seeds and also explains how plants produce seeds that retain the characteristic traits of their variety. Explores the process of cultivating plants for seed production and an understanding of how to apply this when saving the seeds of a favorite variety of vegetable of other ornamental plant. You will learn how to plan a seed garden, choose population sizes, isolate rogue plants, harvest, clean and store seeds. It also has a close look at pollination methods, genetic inheritance, and germination testing. Whether for home use, sharing favorites with friends or working to improve a variety, this book will give you a deeper understanding of the art, science and joy of saving seeds. Softcover with flaps – 390pp