The Manual Of Seed Saving

Author: Andrea Heistinger
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695560
Size: 12,74 MB
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“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.

Saving More Than Seeds

Author: Catherine Phillips
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317059417
Size: 19,17 MB
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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.

Seed To Seed

Author: Suzanne Ashworth
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 0988474905
Size: 18,38 MB
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A complete seed-saving guide of 160 vegetables, including detailed info on each vegetable.

Garden Seed Saving Guide The

Author: Jill Henderson
Editor: Book Publishing Company
ISBN: 1570678553
Size: 16,54 MB
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The Seed Saving Guide Beginner S Heirloom And Organic Seed Saving Guide

Author: Fadi Ayat
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468957759
Size: 10,47 MB
Format: PDF
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Raising your own seed for food may some day be something you are forced to do. So why not learn this important skills before you are forced into a corner in the even of an emergency? Being able to be self-sufficient is an important part of ensuring your families overall health and survival in good times and bad. Growing your own natural and organic heirloom seeds is without a doubt one of the most important things you can do to not only save money, but ensure a healthier you!. Most Green-thumbed people at one point decide it's time to start saving their own seeds. Raising your own seed is extremely gratifying. Even after 20 years, I find it exciting and rewarding. The best part of all is sharing the harvest with friends and family. Healthy plants come from healthy seed. Seeds you collect yourself, you can watch germinate, turn into a seed-ling then maturing into incredible tasting food. It's the miracle of life. I'd like to share with you my strategy of seed saving. This compact guide will give you wonderful results. What are Heirloom Seeds and Why They're so Important Difference Between Hybrid and Open-Pollinated Seeds Difference Between Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Internal and External Factors for Seed Germination Best ways to Store Your Seeds Growing Stages of Seeds How to Control Cross-Pollination Simple Vegetables You Can Grow at Home Instructions on Saving Seeds of Most Common Vegetables.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Seed Saving And Starting

Author: Sheri Richerson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577169
Size: 13,34 MB
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Mouthwatering heirlooms, exciting hybrids, sensational herbs, colorful flowers - you dream of a garden overflowing with vibrant, healthy plants. Turn your dream garden into reality with seeds you save and start yourself! With easy ideas on harvesting, storing, sowing and nurturing your seeds into flourishing plants, this helpful guide gives you a sure path from start to success. In it, you get: A look at seed and plant anatomy and how pollination works. Simple suggestions for identifying seeds to save, and for gathering and prepping seeds for next year's garden. Guidance on germinating seeds, indoors or out, using scarification or stratification. Tips for transplanting, thinning, hardening off, and protecting seedlings from weather, pests and disease. Easy ideas for cross-breeding plants and creating hybrids suited to your garden and climate. A comprehensive directory of botanical names and harvesting, germination, and sowing data for hundreds of plants. The Complete Idiot's Guide To Seed Saving And Starting is an essential resource to reap richer results with plants grown from your own seeds!

Seed Saving Beginners Guide To Learning How To Preserve Store And Start Heirloom And Organic Seeds

Author: Filo Lemos
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329064585
Size: 16,72 MB
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I bet you're sick of tasteless vegetables. I bet you're tired of paying top dollar for them at the grocery store. Stick it to em' and grow your own fruits and veggies. Avoid the pesticides and enjoy a fresh healthy non GMO harvest. Handed down from generation to generation heirloom seeds pass they unique and incredibly diverse characteristics producing only the finest food! Seeds are antiques which are handed down to us by our elders. Today I'd like to share my strategies about seed saving. This guide will give you great results. Learn how to save and grow the best food which will naturally adapt to surrounding climate conditions without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizer. Don't hesitate. Grab your copy today.

Saving Seeds

Author: Dan Jason
Editor: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 1550179012
Size: 16,61 MB
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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.

The Seed Garden

Author: Lee Buttala
Editor: Seed Savers Exchange
ISBN: 0988474913
Size: 14,31 MB
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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.