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Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living
by Deborah Niemann Details
You can become more self-sufficient and create a more authentic life for yourself and your family. And you don't need 40 acres in the country to do it. Homegrown and Handmade shows how anyone can learn to 'make it from scratch' for the good of their health, their finances and the planet.
Organic Seed Production and Saving: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage
by Bryan Connolly Details
This NOFA guide includes information on: the strengths and witnesses of hybrid varieties, selecting varieties, saving seed and improving crops, intellectual property rights, pollination biology, harvesting, cleaning, storage, germination testing, and details on individual crops.
Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting...
by Carole B. Turner Details
In this book you'll find everything you need to know to successfully harvest seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers, then dry and store them for maximum viability. You'll also learn how to start seeds indoors to get a jump start on the season, and to prepare your soil beds for planting.
Seedswap: The Gardener's Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds
by Josie Jeffery Details
Presents a guide to seed saving and creating a seed bank, providing information on why seed banks are important, which seeds to swap and save, and how to get involved with the worldwide horticultural campaign to save seeds.
The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, Trees, and Shrubs
by Robert E. Gough Details
A full-color resource explains how to gather, clean, and store seeds for three hundred different kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees, and shrubs, as well as how to propagate and care for new seedlings.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Seed Saving and Starting
by Sheri Ann Richerson Details
Explains the essential techniques for growing plants from harvested seeds, including information on collecting seeds, drying, controlling pests, testing and germinating, and sowing.
The Essential Urban Farmer
by Novella Carpenter Details
In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. "The Essential Urban Farmer" guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.
The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally
by Jere Gettle Details
In this invaluable resource, Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, offer a wealth of knowledge to every kind of gardener-experienced pros and novices alike. In his friendly voice, complemented by gorgeous photographs, Jere gives planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving tips. In addition, an extensive A to Z Growing Guide includes amazing heirloom varieties that many people have never even seen. From seed collecting to the history of seed varieties and name origins, Jere takes you far beyond the heirloom tomato.
The Manual of Seed Saving: Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
by Andrea Heistinger Details
This authoritative guide brings together the experience of experts in the field who have found, through careful trialing, how to reliably maximize seed quality and yield for more than 100 crop plants. Clear information on such critical issues as pollination, isolation distances, cultivation, harvest, storage, and pests and diseases is provided. The Manual of Seed Saving is an essential reference for all food producers from vegetable growers to small-scale farmers.
The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
by Janisse Ray Details
The Seed Underground is a journey to the frontier of seed-saving. It is driven by stories, both the author's own and those from people who are waging a lush and quiet revolution in thousands of gardens across America to preserve our traditional cornucopia of food by simply growing old varieties and eating them. The Seed Underground pays tribute to time-honored and threatened varieties, deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds, and reveals the astonishing characters who grow, study, and save them.
Updated 08/21/2014
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