The Complete Idiot's Guide to Seed Saving and Starting

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Seed Saving and Starting

Book - 2012
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Explains the essential techniques for growing plants from harvested seeds, including information on collecting seeds, drying, controlling pests, testing and germinating, and sowing.
Publisher: New York : Alpha Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781615641376
1615641378
Branch Call Number: 631.521 RICHERSON
Characteristics: xv, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Methinks
Jul 10, 2012

Covers most of the basic you need to save your own seed, but I saw no mention anywhere of minimum number of plants to save see from, or avoiding inbreeding depression. If you save seed using just the information from this book, you'll run into trouble. Better choices are Ashworth's Seed to Seed, or Deppe's Breed you Own vegetable Varieties. Or if you just want a quick introduction read the seed saving and starting chapters of Solomon's Gardening When It Counts.

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