New Seed Starter's Handbook

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The New Seed-Starter's Handbook

Why start plants from seed?

* Earlier harvests
* Greater variety
* Heathier seedlings
* Lower costs
* Satisfaction

For the most complete, up-to-date information on starting plants from seed, turn to The New Seed-Starter's Handbook. Written by a gardener with 30 years of experience, this easy-to-use reference ...

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Overview

The New Seed-Starter's Handbook

Why start plants from seed?

* Earlier harvests
* Greater variety
* Heathier seedlings
* Lower costs
* Satisfaction

For the most complete, up-to-date information on starting plants from seed, turn to The New Seed-Starter's Handbook. Written by a gardener with 30 years of experience, this easy-to-use reference explains everything you need to know to start seeds and raise healthy seedlings successfully. You'll find:

* The latest research in seed starting
* The best growing media
* The newest gardening materials
* Solutions to seed-starting problems
* Source lists for seeds and hard-to-find gardening supplies

And! An encyclopedia section lists more than 200 plants--including vegetables and fruits, garden flowers, wildflowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs--with details on how to start each from seed.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this revised and expanded version of The Seed-Starter's Handbook, gardening writer Bubel discusses starting seeds indoors, moving plants outdoors and saving seeds, then presents a lengthy ``encyclopedia of plants to grow from seed'' that describes the characteristics of dozens of flowers, vegetables and herbs. Bubel gives advice on the time-consuming process of growing plants from seeds in a writing style that is chatty and accessible. The reader will enjoy her enthusiasm and benefit from her thoroughness. But Bubel can be overly cute, as when she relates how she once ``tried planting melon seeds in cast-off shoes.'' She also tends to repeat herself, and her presentation of technical information on the germination of seeds is difficult to follow. Illustrations not seen by PW. (February)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878577521
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1988
  • Pages: 385
  • Sales rank: 176,067
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    A must have for seed to harvest Gardeners.

    I have been gardening for over 30 years and have always had problems with leggy tomato and pepper plants. I have tried several methods from different books to no avail. I got this book last year in 2011 and studied it over the winter. I decided I would try to use the method described in the book to get hardened pepper and tomato plants. I used it and WOW!!! I had hardened, blooming, and producing plants before I could put them in the garden. I had to take over part of my husband's workshop with mature plants. I ran out of room in my small greenhouse. I would suggest that if you want to start your own seeds for gardening vegetables or flowers get this book. I tried geraniums and had compliments on how they turned out. I have friends that have put in requests for geraniums and other plants due to how nice my plants were this past year. This book changed my seed starting methods and it will change yours too.

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