Saving Vegetable Seeds by Fern Marshall Bradley

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Fern Marshall Bradley
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Saving Vegetable Seeds

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 

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce
  • Melons and Watermelons
  • Onions and Leeks
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes



From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!

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