The Manual of Seed Saving

The Manual of Seed Saving

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Growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs from seed has many benefits for both the gardener and the planet. Seed saving helps gardeners maintain important regional varieties that are well suited for specific conditions, encourages plant diversity, and helps promote plants with the best texture, flavor, and variety. The Manual of Seed Saving is an authoritative guide from experts around the globe. Supported by research from the global conservation organizations Arche Noah and Pro Specie Rara, it features information on how to maximize seed quality and yield for more than 100 crop plants. It includes popular market 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. The Manual of Seed Saving is an essential reference for all food producers including vegetable growers, market gardeners, and farmers.Arche Noaha€”Society for the Maintenance and Promotion of Crop Diversity was founded in 1990; by 2012, ... The collection focuses on central and eastern European cultivars; saplings and scion wood from fruit trees are also offered.

Title:The Manual of Seed Saving
Author:Andrea Heistinger
Publisher:Timber Press - 2013-09-24


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