Harvest, Clean, Store, and Plant Seeds from Your Garden.
This illustrated, step-by-step guide shows you how to save seeds from 20 of the most popular vegetable garden plants, including beans, carrots, peas, peppers, and tomatoes. You'll learn how each plant is pollinated (key to determining how the seed should be saved), how to select the seeds to collect, and how to process and store collected seeds. Grow the varieties you love, year after year!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Saving Seeds
- What Is a Seed?
- Are All Seeds Worth Saving?
- It’s in the Genes
- Simple Seed Saving
- Coaxing Seeds from Leaf and Root Crops
Chapter 2: Seed-Saving Techniques
- Growing Great Seeds
- Overwintering Biennial Crops
- Harvesting Seeds
- Cleaning and Drying Seeds
- Storing Seeds
- Testing Seed Viability
Chapter 3: Saving Seeds, Crop by Crop
- Melons and Watermelons
- Onions and Leeks
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