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Paperback, 390 pages.
by Lee Buttala
This comprehensive book on the art and science of seed saving demystifies the time-honored tradition of collecting the seeds of more than 75 crops-from heirloom tomatoes and peppers to century-old varieties of beans and grains. In The Seed Garden, Seed Savers Exchange and the Organic Seed Alliance bring together decades of research and hands-on experience to teach both novice gardeners and seasoned horticulturists how to save the seeds of their favorite vegetable varieties.
The Seed Garden explains how plants produce seeds that retain the characteristic traits of their variety. This book provides a complete education in the age-old practice of seed saving.
Whether one is saving seeds for home use, sharing favorite cultivars with friends, or working to improve a variety-The Seed Garden, provides a deeper understanding of the art, the science, and the joy of saving seeds.