Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
7.5 x 9”
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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.