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Starting Seeds: How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed. A Storey Basics Title [NOOK Book]

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There are so many reasons to start your garden from seed! You'll love the exciting variety of available seeds, and you'll save money and enjoy greater control over the health of your plants. Barbara Ellis, an expert gardener and author of several books on gardening, offers practice, concise advice for sowing seeds, managing seedlings indoors and out, and developing schedules that ensure your seedlings are ready to plant when the weather is ...

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Starting Seeds: How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed. A Storey Basics Title

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Overview

Exactly What You Need to Know

 

There are so many reasons to start your garden from seed! You'll love the exciting variety of available seeds, and you'll save money and enjoy greater control over the health of your plants. Barbara Ellis, an expert gardener and author of several books on gardening, offers practice, concise advice for sowing seeds, managing seedlings indoors and out, and developing schedules that ensure your seedlings are ready to plant when the weather is right. Starting Seeds offers everything you need to begin a thriving garden.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Consider the seed. A single seed, no matter the size, carries all the needed building blocks to become, say, a towering beech tree. The trick is helping it along. Ellis (The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book) takes the project in hand and with meticulous, sometimes excruciating, detail, leads the reader step-by-step through ways to place the seed in the dirt and then coax it into reaching its potential as full-fledged food and/or astonishing garden beauty. From tending to those fussy “special-needs seeds” by means of a helpful lesson on the necessity for stratification, to calculating the optimal watering strategy (soaker hoses are the vegetable gardener’s best friend), Ellis enables even the hopeful beginner to plan the garden, implement it from seed, and then behold the glory: seeing the magic unfold when, with proper care and the work of one’s own hands, the little speck of DNA-packed life rises from the ground in beauty, vitality, and wonder. (Jan.)
Akron Beacon Journal - Mary Beth Breckenridge
Starting Seeds is a basic guide to growing plants from seed, whether they're started indoors or out.
Akron Beacon Journal
Starting Seeds is a basic guide to growing plants from seed, whether they’re started indoors or out.
San Francisco Book Review
Agreat how-to resource for self-reliance.
Portland Book Review
Starting Seeds is a basic guide to growing plants from seed, whether they’re started indoors or out.
Tulsa Book Review
Agreat how-to resource for self-reliance.
Charlotte Observer
This book, part of the Storey Basics series, contains a treasure trove of information about starting plants from seeds in a book that is small enough to fit in a pocket.
From the Publisher
A fantastic resource for starting plants from seeds.

A step-by-step guide with simple but descriptive drawings, Starting Seeds should help the gardener from the moment the seed envelope is ripped open to setting out the young plants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428507
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/16/2013
  • Series: Storey Basics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 618,395
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Ellis is an experienced and knowledgeable gardener and former Rodale editor. She has several books to her credit, including Covering Ground, The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book, Deckscaping, and Shady Retreats. She lives in Kent County, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

The Magic of Seeds


Part 1: Getting Started

What Do You Want to Grow?

Get to Know Your Garden

Seed Savvy

How Many Packets?

Germination 101

Set Up a Sowing Schedule

Seed-Grower's Problem Solver

Saving and Storing Secrets

 

Part 2: Starting Seeds Indoors

Gather Your Gear

Sowing Your Seed

Special-Needs Seeds

From Seeds to Seedlings

Potting On

Perennials from Seed

Moving Plants to Your Garden

Care after Planting

 

Part 3: Sowing Seeds Outdoors

Getting Your Garden Ready for Seeds

Spacing: Beds, Rows, or Broadcasting?

Sowing in the Flower Garden

Caring for Seeds and Seedlings

 

Resources and Links

Index

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