Save vegetable seeds as you harvest so your favorite plants can grow again next season. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Fern Marshall Bradley covers everything you need to know to successfully save seeds from 20 popular garden vegetables, including beans, carrots, peas, peppers, and tomatoes. Learn how each plant is pollinated, where to store your collected seeds through the winter, and how to test their replanting viability in the spring. Now you can grow the delicious varieties you love year after year.
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About the Author
Fern Marshall Bradley, author of Building Raised Beds and Saving Vegetable Seeds, is a long-time editor of books about organic gardening, organic farming, and sustainable living. Bradley lives and gardens in Cambridge, New York.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Saving Seeds
What Is a Seed? – Are All Seeds Worth Saving? – It’s in
the Genes – Simple Seed Saving – Coaxing Seeds from
Leaf and Root Crops
Chapter 2: Seed-Saving Techniques
Growing Great Seeds – Overwintering Biennial Crops –
Harvesting Seeds – Cleaning and Drying Seeds –
Storing Seeds – Testing Seed Viability
Chapter 3: Saving Seeds, Crop by Crop
Beans – Carrots – Corn – Cucumbers – Lettuce – Melons and
Watermelons – Onions and Leeks – Peas – Peppers – Radishes –
Squash – Tomatoes
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I think that after reading this very informative book, that I will be better prepared to preserve seeds with next year's garden. I am a beginner at gardening and it just makes sense to learn to save vegetable seeds. There is more involved with saving seeds than I expected but it will not be difficult to try. The pictures in this book are very clear and directions are easy to follow. I recommend keeping this book on-hand for reference when it is time. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Saving Vegetable Seeds - Harvest, Clean, Store, and Plant Seeds from Your Garden Author: Fern Marshall Bradley Publisher: Storey Publishing Published: 6-25-2014 Pages: 96 Genre: Reference Sub-Genre: Vegetables; Gardening & Horticulture; Techniques ISBN: 9781612123639 ASIN: B00GU2EMDK Reviewed For NetGalley and Storey Publishing Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars Techniques for the everyday gardener to preserve the seeds. Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, etc. Although the more exotic fruits and vegetables are not included. Which is not a terrible thing as most do not choose to grow them in their gardens. My rating of "Saving Vegetable Seeds - Harvest, Clean, Store, and Plant Seeds from Your Garden" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.