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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!
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
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
Optimal Germination Temperatures for Seeds
Characteristics of Common Vegetables Saved for Seed
Seeds that Require Special Treatment
Open-Pollinated (Standard) Varieties