Saving Seeds: The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds

Saving Seeds: The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882666341
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/03/1991
Series: Down to Earth Gardening Book Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 625,947
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Marc Rogers has written the popular and useful Saving Seeds.

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Information

Chapter 1 Why Raise Seeds?

Chapter 2 What Is a Seed?

Chapter 3 How Seeds Are Formed

Chapter 4 Annuals, Biennials, and Perennials

Chapter 5 Pollination

Chapter 6 Selecting Seed Parents

Chapter 7 Collecting Seeds

Chapter 8 Extracting and Drying Seeds

Chapter 9 Storing Seeds

Chapter 10 Testing Seeds

Part II: The Vegetables

Table I: Characteristics of Common Vegetables Saved for Seed

Monocotyledoneae

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Dicotyledoneae

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat or Rhubarb Family)

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Tetragoniaceae (New Zealand Spinach Family)

Brassicaceae (Mustard or Cabbage Family)

Fabaceae (Bean Family)

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Apiaceae (Celery Family)

Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)

Cucurbitaceae (Gourd or Cucumber Family)

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Table II: A Checklist of Some Seed-Borne Vegetable Diseases

Part III: The Flowers

The Best Flowering Ornamentals to Save for Seed

Mail Order Seed Sources

Further Reading

Glossary for Gardeners

Average Frost Date Maps

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