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Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds.

Seed to Seed is widely acknowledged as the best guide available for home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a small scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable featured in the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the techniques she recommends for the home garden.

This newly updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed, which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge about seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by expert gardeners from seven regions of the United States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, and Northwest.

Seeds, gardens, pollination, heirloom seeds, honeybees, bumblebees, bees, moths, butterflies, wasps, flies, wind pollination, hand pollination, seed cleaning, seed storage, germination, amaryllidaceae, brassicaceae, chenopodiaceae, compositae, cucurbitaceae, leguminosae, solanaceae, umbelliferae, leek, onions, garlic, rocambole, chives, horseradish, mustard, rutabaga, cabbage, kale, rape, mustard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, maca, gress, radish, watercress, spinach, beets, mangel, lambs quarters, beetberry, quinoa, burdock, gobo, shungiku, endive, escarole, chicory, cardoon, artichoke, sunflower, lettuce, Jerusalem artichoke, yacon, salsify, wax gourd, melon, citron, cucumber, gourd, squash, caihua, luffa, balsam apple, balsam pear, chayote, cassabanana, peanut, pigeon pea, beans, garbanzo, soybean, lentil, tarwi, ahipa, jicama, lima bean, nunas, pea, winged bean, fava bean, mung bean, gram, cowpea, yard long bean, pepper, kellu-uchu, manzano, tomato, tamarillo, Chinese lantern, Physalis, Solanum, Capsicum, ground cherry, eggplant, nightshade, naranjilla, potato, dill, chervil, celery, celeriac, Peruvian carrot, coriander, carrot, fennel, parsnip, parsley, skirret, Amaranthaceae, Basellaceae, Convolvulaceae, Gramineae, Labiatae, Malabar spinach, sweet potato, sorghum, corn, basil, perilla, Liliaceae, asparagus, Malvaceae, okra, Martyniaceae, unicorn plant, Polygonaceae, rhubarb, sorrel, Portulacaceae, miner's lettuce, purslane, Tetragoniaceae, New Zealand Spinach, Valerianaceae

Publication Details

  • Published: 2002
  • Publisher: Seed Savers Exchange
  • ISBN-10: 1882424581
  • ISBN-13: 9781882424580
  • Dewey Decimal: 635.042
  • ECHO Library: 635.042 ASH
  • ECHO Asia Library: PG.002, PG.011, PG.012