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Carole B. Turner
Step-by-step techniques for collecting and growing more than 100 vegetables, flowers and herbs.
Here's all the information and guidance you need to start saving seeds from your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers and even grow more plants next year.
Dozens of at-a-glance charts and over 300 step-by-step illustrations show you how to determine when seeds are ready for harvest, how to collect them, and how to store them. Plus, you get time-proven tips, the kind that only an experienced horticulturalist can share, for starting seeds right.
Seed Sowing and Savingis packed with solid advice and information that teaches you how to:
Successfully harvest seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers
Dry and store seeds, and test seeds for viability
Sow seeds indoors to get a head start on the growing season
Prepare soil and garden beds for transplants or direct sowing
"Reader-friendly prose, illustrative line drawings and master gardener tips will likely embolden even the most hesitant gardener to embark on a seed-saving adventure." Publisher's Weekly
About the Author
Carole B. Turner is the former editor of Fine Gardening magazine and the former editor of American Nurseryman magazine. She is currently an associate editor of Reader's Digest magazine. Turner lives in Connecticut.