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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners: Seed Saving Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener Paperback – 2 Feb 2002

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Product details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Seed Savers Exchange, Incorporated; 2nd Revised edition edition (2 Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1882424581
  • ISBN-13: 978-1882424580
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Suzanne Ashworth is an educational administrator living in Sacramento, California, whose spare time and large backyard are completely devoted to gardening. Suzanne has donated the text of Seed to Seed to help support the work of the Seed Savers Exchange, a genetic preservation organization with 8,000 members who are working together to maintain and distribute heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, flowers, and herbs.

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seed to seed has a wonderful introduction including the advantages of saving seeds, some simple plant physiology and the basic seed saving techniques. in the rest of the book instructions are given for each plant individually and it does go into alot of detail. i had never saved seed before yet i found i could easily follow the directions. this book will serve me for many years as i try out differant vegatbles and methods and i feel it has been a great investment.
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this excellent book gives infomation on how to save pure seed from just about any plant you could wish to grow (and probubly some you will never have heard of), published by the american seed saving sosciety, it is well written and laid out, possibly a little too abvaced for the absolute beginner but a good investemt nont the less.
written using some american veriety names eg. frnch beans called common beans, and with seasonal sowing information that is probubly relevent to america only. but none the less very well rounded and compiled.
highly recommended
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The book is very in depth & uses a lot of American terms/words.

A very good book for a very keen gardener, maybe too in depth for the amature gardener.
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Love this book, a must for all gardeners
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 280 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No visual interest. Black and white. Thick pages, to make for a thicker book. 11 Aug. 2016
By Kristen - Published on Amazon.com
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I was going to give it a three star, but decided on four stars. My reason for deciding four stars is more of a personal preference. I find the book to have amazing information that is necessary. It's packed with info and a decent amount of it. On the other hand it's a very boring book to read. It's all black and white (including the photos), so you won't have any visual detail or be able to see how certain seeds or plants look. You most definitely won't see any distinguishing characteristics. I feel the book was made cheaply. The pages are extra thick to make the book thicker and I honestly just don't enjoy researching or learning with it. Like I said, it's a personal preference. There's many other books that have visual interest. I'm a visual learner and like to SEE Photographs in color and as they are. Might be good for somebody else. My rating is a THREE star, but it's not fair to give three star because of my own preferences.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 5 July 2015
By rdalek - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently bought this book. If you plan to save seeds, you need the information in this book. Some seeds are not as simple as remove, dry and then store until ready to plant.

What the book gives you:

A brief history of the plant. It doesn't spend a lot of time on this but does provide some history if it is known.

Pollination, crossing and isolation of the plant. It goes into detail on this part which can be important. It gives enough information that should prevent mistakes such as crossbreeding when you don't want to crossbreed.

Seed production, harvest and processing. This section gives info on when to pick fruit to save the seeds and what if any special steps need to be taken for them to be viable. For some plants, this is important.

Seed statistics. This gives info about how long seeds can be stored. It also talks about seeds per ounce and germination rates.

Regional growing. This talks about information that may be specific to a region. For one plant, it talks about seven different regions of the USA.

While the book is encyclopedic in arrangement, just looking up the seed you want to save in the back takes you right where you need to go. I only have one book for saving seeds. With the info this book has, I don't think a second book would add anything I need.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good luck finding your plants in this 23 Mar. 2016
By neognomic - Published on Amazon.com
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Way too much extraneous information in this book for a home gardener. I expected more of a reference book containing all the commonly grown plants and received a book mostly full of material that will never be used and only some that is, admittedly, quite useful.
There may be more info than what I could find because the contents and index are poorly done.
It has a nice cover though ...misleading, but nice.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information for those who want to learn about collecting ... 22 Aug. 2016
By M&M - Published on Amazon.com
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Great information for those who want to learn about collecting and storing seeds from plants you grow in your garden. This is my reference book that I always keep handy. Great guide for beginners and experienced gardeners.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... of seed growing books and this one is my favorite. The information is organized well so I can ... 24 Dec. 2014
By fort farmer - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a LOT of seed growing books and this one is my favorite. The information is organized well so I can easily and quickly look up answers to my questions. It's not too much information, but it's not so simple that you'll need supplemental books. I recommend this book first and foremost to individuals looking to start seed saving.
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