Seed To Seed 2nd Edition
- By Suzanne Ashworth
- Photographs by David Covagnaro
- 228 pages
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.
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.
Ratings & Reviews
A Must Have For The Library
Saving seeds adds a great deal to the satisfaction of gardening.
Also, keep in mind that no seeds at the store means no seeds to plant. – Verbum sapienti sat est
For any gardener, this book is a quick reference for specific plant information including planting times based on 7 geographic regions.
Listed are twenty vegetable families where each family is described, giving general information including pollination and growth habits.
The taxonomic classification of each common garden vegetable is given, grouping them by Family so they are easy to find.
Below the Family level the various Genera and Species within the Family are listed with a number of varieties within each species if they are commonly grown in the garden.
If you decide on making a purchase, it will not be long before your copy has tabs, highlights, underlines, and a few notes on the fly leave thrown in.