The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds

The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds

322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs

Book - 2011
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Enjoy your favorite varieties of garden plants year after year with this comprehensive guide to gathering, preparing, and planting seeds. Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough provide simple instructions that clearly explain the whole process, from basic plant biology to proper seed storage and successful propagation. Gardeners of any experience level will find all the information they need to preserve genetic diversity, cut costs, and extend the life of their favorite plants to the next generation and beyond.

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9781603425742
Branch Call Number: 631.521 Gou
Characteristics: viii, 311 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Moore-Gough, Cheryl
Alternative Title: Saving seeds


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Feb 15, 2021

A very thorough and well-written book covering a huge number of plant families + varieties. Technical and very specific at times - these two clearly know their stuff! A little much for a first-time gardener perhaps - but great information + suggestions for more experienced gardeners or those looking for details on particular crops, methods or pests/ diseases. Not organic but a number of organic responses are described. Recommended.

Jan 16, 2012

This is the best guide I've ever seen to seed-saving, written by two university horticulturists. It can be quite technical, so the glossary at the back is useful.

Oct 15, 2011

Interesting. Plenty of details about when and how to collect the seeds and how long you can store them while they remain viable. I do wonder, though, why anyone would want to collect the seeds of the few included that are usually propagated by division -- much easier than collecting, cleaning, storing, and replanting.

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