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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Seed Saving And Starting
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Seed Saving And Starting

by Sheri Richerson
 

Mouthwatering heirlooms, exciting hybrids, sensational herbs, colorful flowers—you dream of a garden overflowing with vibrant, healthy plants. Turn your dream garden into reality with seeds you save and start yourself!

With easy ideas on harvesting, storing, sowing and nurturing your seeds into flourishing plants, this helpful guide gives you a sure path

Overview

Mouthwatering heirlooms, exciting hybrids, sensational herbs, colorful flowers—you dream of a garden overflowing with vibrant, healthy plants. Turn your dream garden into reality with seeds you save and start yourself!

With easy ideas on harvesting, storing, sowing and nurturing your seeds into flourishing plants, this helpful guide gives you a sure path from start to success. In it, you get:

   • A look at seed and plant anatomy and how pollination works.
   • Simple suggestions for identifying seeds to save, and for gathering and prepping seeds for next year's garden.
   • Guidance on germinating seeds, indoors or out, using scarification or stratification.
   • Tips for transplanting, thinning, hardening off, and protecting seedlings from weather, pests and disease.
   • Easy ideas for cross-breeding plants and creating hybrids suited to your garden and climate.
   • A comprehensive directory of botanical names and harvesting, germination, and sowing data for hundreds of plants.

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Seed Saving And Starting is an essential resource to reap richer results with plants grown from your own seeds!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615641376
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
574,674
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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