The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Author: Marc Rogers
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Enjoy a delicious bounty of heirloom vegetables every year. Marc Rogers guides you through the time-honored and cost-effective tradition of collecting seeds from this year’s harvest to grow next year’s crop. Learn how to select and store seeds from proven varieties of more than 100 common vegetables and flowers. Through saving seeds and growing heirloom plants you’ll not only have a thriving garden every summer, you’ll be saving money and preserving local flavors at the same time.
322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs
Author: Robert E. Gough
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Enjoy your favorite varieties of garden plants year after year with this comprehensive guide to gathering, preparing, and planting seeds. Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough provide simple instructions that clearly explain the whole process, from basic plant biology to proper seed storage and successful propagation. Gardeners of any experience level will find all the information they need to preserve genetic diversity, cut costs, and extend the life of their favorite plants to the next generation and beyond.
Harvest, Clean, Store, and Plant Seeds from Your Garden. A Storey BASICS® Title
Author: Fern Marshall Bradley
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Save vegetable seeds as you harvest so your favorite plants can grow again next season. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Fern Marshall Bradley covers everything you need to know to successfully save seeds from 20 popular garden vegetables, including beans, carrots, peas, peppers, and tomatoes. Learn how each plant is pollinated, where to store your collected seeds through the winter, and how to test their replanting viability in the spring. Now you can grow the delicious varieties you love year after year.
Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
Author: Andrea Heistinger
Publisher: Timber Press
“Makes it easy to find information in a snap, on most any edible you want to grow.” —Kylee Baumle, Horticulture Growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs from seed has many benefits for both the gardener and the planet. Why save seeds when you can buy them so cheap? Not only does seed saving allow you to grow a diverse, organic array of fruits and vegetables, it also offers an opportunity to work closely with nature and be even more hands-on with the food you grow, cook, and eat. Supported by research from the global conservation organizations Arche Noah and Pro Specie Rara, The Manual of Seed Saving features information on how to maximize seed quality and yield for crop plants like asparagus, carrots, corn, rhubarb, spinach, squash, and tomatoes. Plant profiles include critical information on pollination, isolation distances, cultivation, harvest, storage, and pests and diseases.
Grow the Perfect Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Garden
Author: Julie Thompson-Adolf
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Grow fabulous food and flowers from seeds, then save seeds to make next year's garden even better. Creating dinner from food you’ve grown provides a fantastic sense of accomplishment. Now, imagine the pleasure of starting plants from seeds, tending them, planting them in your garden, harvesting their fruits, and enjoying a delicious meal or bouquet. But that's not the end of the journey. Now you can turn around and save the best seeds for next year’s garden. Suddenly, you’re self-sufficient; you’ve grown your own garden from seed to seed. In this book, you'll find the tools you need to become a seed starting and saving champion. Author and gardening expert Julie Thompson-Adolf walks you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy. You’ll find hints to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate, lists of varieties to add to your garden, charts for quick growing reference, and simple DIY projects to aid your seed starting and saving adventure. (Learn how to make seed bombs and an indoor seed-starting station.) The extensive plant entries inside cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Get started with tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and melons, or chamomile, cosmos, sweet peas, and poppies—accompanied by beautiful photography from Libby Williams. Whether you’re an experienced gardener new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you’ll soon have healthy, productive, beautiful plants for your garden.
The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Ora’s Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter — these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables you’ll encounter in Bill Best’s remarkable history of seed saving and the people who preserve both unique flavors and the Appalachian culture associated with them. As one of the people at the forefront of seed saving and trading for over fifty years, Best has helped preserve numerous varieties of beans, tomatoes, corn, squashes, and other fruits and vegetables, along with the family stories and experiences that are a fundamental part of this world. While corporate agriculture privileges a few flavorless but hardy varieties of daily vegetables, seed savers have worked tirelessly to preserve genetic diversity and the flavors rooted in the Southern Appalachian Mountains — referred to by plant scientists as one of the vegetative wonders of the world. Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce readers to the cultural traditions associated with seed saving, as well as the remarkable people who have used grafting practices and hand-by-hand trading to keep alive varieties that would otherwise have been lost. As local efforts to preserve heirloom seeds have become part of a growing national food movement, Appalachian seed savers play a crucial role in providing alternatives to large-scale agriculture and corporate food culture. Part flavor guide, part people’s history, Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce you to a world you’ve never known — or perhaps remind you of one you remember well from your childhood.
The Economics of Conserving Crop Genetic Resources Ex Situ in the Future Harvest Centres of the CGIAR
Author: Bonwoo Koo
The conservation of genetic resources is vital to the maintenance of biodiversity and to the world's ability to feed its growing population. There are now more than a thousand genebanks worldwide involved in the ex situ (meaning 'away from the source') storage of particular classes of crops. Since the 1970s, the eleven genebanks maintained by the centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) have become pivotal to the global conservation effort. However, key policy and management issues ' usually with economic dimensions ' have largely been overlooked.This provided the impetus for a series of detailed economic studies, led by IFPRI, in collaboration with five CGIAR centres: CIAT (based in Colombia), CIMMYT (Mexico), ICARDA (Syria), ICRISAT (India) and IRRI (Philippines). This book reports these studies and discusses their wider implications.
Saving More Than Seeds advances understandings of seed-people relations, with particular focus on seed saving. The practice of reusing and exchanging seeds provides foundation for food production and allows humans and seed to adapt together in dynamic socionatural conditions. But the practice and its practitioners are easily taken for granted, even as they are threatened by neoliberalisation. Combining original ethnographic research with investigation of an evolving corporate seed order, this book reveals seed saving not only as it occurs in fields and gardens but also as it associates with genebanking, genetic engineering, intellectual property rights, and agrifood regulations. Drawing on diverse social sciences literatures, Phillips illustrates ongoing practices of thinking, feeling, and acting with seeds, raising questions about what seed-people relations should accomplish and how different ways of relating might be pursued to change collective futures.
A Home Gardener’s Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity
Author: Dan Jason
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Much of our food comes from seeds. But where do our seeds come from? And where are they going? For much of human history, farmers saved their own seed stocks to ensure a good harvest from year to year. In the mid-twentieth century, governments became involved in seed saving, creating massive seed libraries cataloguing thousands of varieties. This biodiversity has come under attack in recent decades, as corporations have replaced heirloom varieties with genetic engineering and costly trademarks. In such an agricultural climate, saving seeds becomes both a practical act of preservation and powerful act of protest. Over half of Canadian households grow fruits, herbs, vegetables or flowers for personal use, according to Statistics Canada. And each of these home gardens has the potential to preserve vital biodiversity, if only we would let plants go to seed, harvest and preserve them. Saving Seeds is a clear and winsome introduction to the essentials of seed saving, from seed selection criteria to harvest and storage tips. It also addresses the role of seed-saving communities: local swaps, seed companies, friends and neighbours and even how the Internet can support this time-honoured practice. In an era of community gardens, farmers markets and renewed interest in heirloom species, Saving Seeds is a timely call to ensure a more secure future for our seeds and ourselves.
How To Storage Seeds of Vegetables, Plants, Flowers With Guides: Gardening Book Northeast
Author: Annamarie Murri
When you save seeds from your best plants each year you're gradually making improvements. Future seeds will be more adapted to grow in your particular climatic and soil conditions. Saving seed means that more plants in your garden will be allowed. Many plants that are fairly easy to save seed from like lettuce, radish, and basil are pollinator favorites! As the current pandemic is leading people to feel unsure about the future of the world's food system, more and more people are going back to simpler means to produce their own. While gardening as a hobby can be a calming and rewarding experience, gardening is a method to ensure you and your family fed without worrying much about food shortage. This book is a simple guide for you on how to save seeds for another crop. Over the course of this game-changing guide, beginners like you will: Save TONS of money by learning how to save seeds from your own garden Expertly apply the 5 PROVEN steps to ensure you get perfect seeds from perfect crops Ensure GREATER yields by quickly using EXPERT-APPROVED ways to extract and dry seeds And so much more! But, more importantly, saving seeds ensures that you and your family have a cleaner, safer means to nourish yourselves. And, who knows? When the pandemic is over, you might already have a thriving garden of your own, leading you to do away with going to the grocery or eating processed foods for life! Scroll up, Click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Start Saving Your Seeds for Your Garden Today!
A Complete Gardener's Guide to Learn How to Storage and Save Seeds of Vegetables, Plants, Flowers, Fruits and Herbs
Author: Andrew McDeere
EYES HERE: Save & Store Your Own Seeds & Ensure MAXIMUM Yields for Your Home Garden! Did you know that all over the world, gardening is making a comeback? This new trend is paving the way to a gardening renaissance. As the current pandemic is leading people to feel unsure about the future of the world's food system, more and more people are going back to simpler means to produce their own. While gardening as a hobby can be a calming and rewarding experience, gardening as a method to ensure you keep you and your family fed is the opposite. When you don't have the know-how or tools to plant your own crops, you are most likely to waste hours of physical and emotional labor. Luckily for you, there's now a solution. Let me introduce you to Andrew McDeere's "Seed Saving", the COMPLETE gardener's guide to storing and saving vegetable, plant, flower, fruit, and herb seeds! Over the course of this game-changing guide, beginners like you will: Save TONS of money by learning how to save seeds from your own garden Expertly apply the 5 PROVEN steps to ensure you get perfect seeds from perfect crops Ensure GREATER yields by quickly using EXPERT-APPROVED ways to extract and dry seeds And so much more! In these times where people are having financial difficulties, saving seeds presents a ton of upsides -- it's free and economical. Not to mention, it also gives you the opportunity to preserve the crops you want and present them to your children as heirlooms! But, more importantly, saving seeds ensures that you and your family have a cleaner, safer means to nourish yourselves. And, who knows? When the pandemic is over, you might already have a thriving garden of your own, leading you to do away with going to the grocery or eating processed foods for life! Scroll up, Click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Start Saving Your Seeds for Your Garden Today!
How home gardeners with limited time and garden space can reclaim the joy and independence of seed saving 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. Many home gardeners refuse to eat a grocery store tomato, but routinely obtain seeds commercially, sometimes from thousands of miles away. And while seed saving can appear mysterious and intimidating, even home gardeners with limited time and space can experience the joy and independence it brings, freeing them from industry and the annual commercial seed order. Coverage includes: Why seed saving belongs in the home garden Principles of vegetative and sexual reproduction Easy inbreeding plants, including legumes, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers Plants with a few more challenges, including squash, spinach, onions, and parsley Brief discussion of more difficult crops, 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 our seed heritage, highlighting the importance of saving seeds for you, your neighbors, and most importantly, subsequent generations.
The latest strains of tomato may look perfect, but they often have thick skins and tasteless flesh. Dwarf peas may be the easiest to grow commercially, but many gardeners still grow attractive six-foot types that taste "like peas used to taste." Whatever the benefits of modern hybrids, old varieties still have much to offer, and they are becoming hard to find.Seed saving is a surprisingly simple and hugely satisfying way to propogate your favorite varieties. In this book you will find easy-to-follow, crop by crop guidelines to help you save your own seed.Relevant to the beginner as well as the expert, "Back Garden Seed Saving" tells how and why we should join in the battle to save our irreplaceable vegetable heritage, and the reward--a kitchen full of tasty vegetables.The benefits of saving your own seedSelect plants best suited to your own growing conditionsHelp preserve our shrinking vegetable heritageBreak our dependence on multinational seed companiesSave moneyShare seed with friends, neighbors, and fellow gardener
Stop wasting money on store-bought seeds and create a garden you can truly call your own. With easy-to-follow instructions for lettuce, beans, corn, onions, and much more, you'll soon be creating your very own heirloom plants that will keep your garden growing strong and your family eating well. Learn how to save only the best from all your vegetables and create a wealth of seeds your family can use for years to come.
Winner of the American Horticultural Society Award for Excellence In Garden Book Publishing Winner of the Silver Medal for Best Reference from the Garden Writer’s Association Filled with advice for the home gardener and the more seasoned horticulturist alike, The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving provides straightforward instruction on collecting seed that is true-to-type and ready for sowing in next year’s garden. In this comprehensive book, Seed Savers Exchange, one of the foremost American authorities on the subject, and the Organic Seed Alliance bring together decades of knowledge to demystify the time-honored tradition of saving the seed of more than seventy-five coveted vegetable and herb crops—from heirloom tomatoes and long-favored varieties of beans, lettuces, and cabbages to centuries-old varieties of peppers and grains. With clear instructions, lush photographs, and easy-to-comprehend profiles on individual vegetable crops, this book not only teaches us how to go about conserving these important varieties for future generations and for planting out in next year’s garden, it also provides a deeper understanding of the importance of saving these genetically valuable varieties of vegetables that have evolved over the centuries through careful selection by farmers and home gardeners. Through simple lessons and master classes on crop selection, pollination, roguing, and the processes of harvesting and storing seeds, this book ensures that these time-honored traditions can continue. Many of these vegetable varieties are treasured for traits that are singular to their strain, whether that is a resistance to disease, an ability to grow well in a region for which that crop is not typically well suited, resistance to early bolting, or simply because it is a great-tasting variety. In an age of genetically modified crops and hybrid seed, a growing appreciation for saving seeds of these time-tested, open-pollinated cultivars has found a new audience from home vegetable gardeners and cooks to restaurant chefs and local farmers. Whether interested in simply saving seeds for home use or working to conserve rare varieties of beloved squashes and tomatoes, this book provides a deeper understanding of the art, the science, and the joy of saving seeds.
Beginner's Guide to Saving Seeds is a guide to saving seeds that every gardener will want in their library. While commercial produce suppliers are looking for produce that will last a long time and that travels well, you will be enjoying the bounty of crops that are ideal for your location and that tastes great. When following the seed saving instructions in this practical seed gathering guide, gardeners can easily save seeds eliminating the cost of buying seeds at the store while providing their family with wholesome garden produce. Seed Saving Guide: Beginner's Guide to Saving Seeds is a practical book that you can follow throughout the growing and harvesting season. The book contains seed saving instructions from how to prepare your garden to get the best results to how to save seed over the winter. Each seed saving instruction is broken down in detail so that the gardener never gets any ugly surprises. Learn the seed saving supplies that you will need the most and how to construct seed saving supplies from common things you may already have around your home. Learn when and how to plant your seed saving crops for maximum results. In addition, the seed saving guide contains instructions on common pests and diseases that may get in the way, along with the most beneficial insects that you need to encourage to live in your garden. Harvesting at just the right moment is crucial and this seed saving guide covers all the details that you need to know the most. Learn why seed moisture testing is vital to seed gathering success and how to conduct this test from the comfort of your home using basic seed saving equipment. When its time to harvest your seeds, gardeners find practical advice on the best seed saving containers and methods. Get started saving seeds today by ordering your copy today.