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

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

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by Robert E. Gough, Cheryl Moore-Gough
     
 

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Learn how to collect, save, and cultivate the seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs. In this comprehensive guide, Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough provide simple instructions that clearly explain the whole process, from basic plant biology to proper seed storage and successful propagation. Gardeners of any experience…  See more details below

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Learn how to collect, save, and cultivate the seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs. In this comprehensive guide, Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough provide simple instructions that clearly explain the whole process, from basic plant biology to proper seed storage and successful propagation. Gardeners of any experience level will find all the information they need to preserve genetic diversity, cut costs, and extend the life of their favorite plants to the next generation and beyond.

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Gough and Moore-Gough (coauthors, The Montana Gardener's Companion) are a married couple with 30 years of experience in gardening and saving seeds. The first part of their indispensable guide covers the biology, germination, sowing, harvesting, cleaning, and storage of seeds and includes information on breeding plants from seed and growing them for seeds. The second part is a handbook with instructions for saving the seeds of 322 vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs. Brimming with useful information and practical tips, the guide translates plant science into clear language, with instructions that all gardeners can follow. Nicely laid out and illustrated with dozens of photographs, drawings, and charts that enhance the text, this is not only a solid reference source but a persuasive argument for saving seeds—it saves money, ensures cultivation of plants ideally suited to the conditions of your own garden, and helps preserve the genetic diversity of nature. A glossary, lists of resources and references, and an index round out the volume. VERDICT This comprehensive guide for novice and experienced gardeners alike is highly recommended to all interested readers.—Donna L. Davey, New York Univ. Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603425742
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
369,236
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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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. Bob’s Northern Gardening Tips radio program for 10 years, and was a panel member on PBS’s 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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Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book on seed saving that I have read in years!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had read an article about this book so I bought it. It is a great reference source for anyone interested in saving seeds - and, of couse, using them. All the information I need (and more) is included.
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