The tendency of commercial growers to select varieties best suited for mass production has diminished the natural diversity of food crops. This manual shows how growing and sharing seeds from your own garden can help mitigate the loss. It offers advice on seed gardening, from selection and harvest to storage and sowing. It presents detailed information on propagating and maximizing seed yield for over 100 plants, with emphasis on preserving heirloom varieties.
Well illustrated with color photographs and drawings, this is a valuable and easy-to-use reference.
Hardcover, 7 1/2" × 9", 343 pages, 2013.