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Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers

Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers

by Leslie F. Halleck


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“Everything a plant parent needs to take their plant collection—and plant knowledge—to the next level.” —Maria Failla, founder, Bloom & Grow Radio podcast

Do you have a passion for houseplants? A desire to grow more tomatoes? Do you want a garden bursting with colorful flowers? No matter what kind of plant fan you are, it’s easy to make more of your favorite plants—and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation. Leslie F. Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques. She also provides additional information on controlling pests and diseases and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. Charming, richly illustrated, and accessible, Plant Parenting is for anyone looking to make more of their favorite plants.

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ISBN-13: 9781604698725
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 254,452
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leslie F. Halleck is a dedicated horticulturist with a masters in horticulture from Michigan State University. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) via The American Society for Horticulture Science, with more than 25 years of green industry experience in research, greenhouse production, public gardens, garden center retail, landscape and design services, and gardening communications. Her work has been published in many scientific, industry, and consumer horticulture publications such as Fine Gardening, Greenhouse Management Magazine, and more. She currently runs Halleck Horticultural, LLC, a company that provides consulting services to green industry businesses, as well as horticultural consulting.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

How Plants Multiply: Understanding Basic Plant Reproduction, Propagation, and Names 9

Materials And Tools: Everything You Need to Propagate and Light Your Plants 38

Starting Your Seeds: How to Start Annuals, Perennials, and Edibles from Seed 89

Water Rooting: A Beginner's Guide to Windowsill Cuttings 126

Vegetative Propagation: How to Clone Your Plants Without Seeds 135

Common Pests And Diseases: How to Care for Your Plants 207

Graduation Time: When and How to Transplant Your Seedlings and Cuttings 219

Resources 241

Photo And Illustration Credits 245

Acknowledgments 246

Index 247

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