Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting and Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs

Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting and Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs

by Carole B. Turner

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Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting and Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs by Carole B. Turner

Use seeds from this year’s crop to grow your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers again next spring. Carolyn B. Turner shows you everything you need to know to harvest, dry, store, and sow seeds from more than 100 common garden plants, providing helpful tips on appropriately preparing your soil, testing seeds for viability, tending for your seedlings, and more. You’ll discover that growing your own seeds is a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy beautiful and thriving gardens year after year!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580170017
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/02/1998
Series: Gardening Skills Illustrated Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 880,801
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Freelance writer and horticultural consultant Carole B. Turner specializes in gardening techniques and native planting. Besides her Storey book, Seed Sowing and Saving, Carole has authored many articles in American Nursery and was an editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Sowing Seeds

2 From Seed to Bloom

3 Selecting Plants for Seed Saving

4 Collecting and Storing Seeds

5 Annual Vegetables

6 Biennial and Perennial Vegetables

7 Annual Flowers

8 Biennial and Perennial Flowers

Appendices

Optimal Germination Temperatures for Seeds

Characteristics of Common Vegetables Saved for Seed

Seeds that Require Special Treatment

Open-Pollinated (Standard) Varieties

Zone Map

Mail-Order Sources

Further Reading

Glossary

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