The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees and Shrubs
List price £16.99
- 01 Jul 2011
- 224 pages - 216 x 276mm
The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds shows exactly how to collect, save, and cultivate the seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs. It’s easy, and it’s fun! The techniques and timing for gathering viable seeds vary from plant to plant, and the book discusses these differences while thoroughly explaining every step in the seed-saving process. Descriptions of seed biology; tips on how to select plants for the best seeds; and advice on harvesting and cleaning, proper storage and care, and propagating and caring for new seedlings are all presented with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. Chapters dedicated to individual plants contain species-specific directions and detailed information.
Seed saving is easy, money-saving, and a great way for vegetable and flower gardeners to ensure that this year's most bountiful and beautiful plants can be reproduced exactly in following years.