- 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)
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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
A very good book for a very keen gardener, maybe too in depth for the amature gardener.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
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.
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.