Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener

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Ecology

Garden

James Ulager

New Society Publisher

Infos :

7.5 x 9”
144 Pages
B&W images throughout

Language of origin

Many home gardeners refuse to eat a grocery store tomato, but routinely obtain their seeds commercially, sometimes from thousands
of miles away. And while seed saving has been largely mysterious and intimidating, even home gardeners with little land and time can experience the joy and independence it brings, freeing them from industry and the annual commercial seed order.

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but that it is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens. Coverage includes:

 Why seed saving belongs in the home garden
 General plant principles
 Easy inbreeding with perfect flowers, including legumes, lettuce, tomatoes, parsley, and peppers
 Plants with moving parts, including squash, spinach, onions, and parsley
 Obligate outbreeds including corn, carrots, and cabbage.

Written by a home seed saver for the home seed saver, Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener is a comprehensive guide for those who want to reclaim a portion of the seed heritage, highlighting the importance of saving seeds for you, your neighbors, and most importantly, subsequent generations.

James Ulager

James Ulager is a home gardener and seed saver who has traveled, studied, and spoken on seed saving for the small-scale gardener. Jim produces fruit, vegetables, tree products, chicken, pork, grain, and seeds on his 4-acre Vermont homestead with his wife and three children.
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