Seeds and Bulbs
Adventures with Hardy Bulbs
Adventures with Hardy Bulbs
Paperback      ISBN: 155821674x

Introductory and advanced techniques for gardening with bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers.

Burpee Basics Bulbs: A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens
Burpee Basics Bulbs
A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens
Paperback      ISBN: 0028626370

Burpee Basics: Growing Guides for Easy, Colorful Gardens Down-to-earth handbooks for beginning gardeners "Our new series of concise gardening guidebooks continues Burpee's proud tradition of giving gardeners the essentials they need. These handy little books have a great deal in common with seeds: each one contains all you need to start a wonderful gardening experience.... Even the most experienced gardeners attend to the basic practices that you'll find so skillfully explained in these guides." ?George Ball, Jr., President of W. Atlee Burpee, from the Foreword Bulbs

A helpful, friendly introduction to the magical world of bulbs. The book was designed around the question most beginning bulb growers want to know: "When does it bloom?" The flowering classes are divided into seasonal bloom times, with a focus on widely available cultivars with basic cultivation needs.

  • Jam-packed with accessible, quick-reference information on everything from bulb planting techniques to forcing bulbs and pest and disease control.
  • Informative sidebars contain time-saving tips, practical garden advice, and solutions to common mistakes.
  • Over 70 color photographs of bulb portraits and gardens, and instructional line drawings.
  • Handy section lists mail order and garden supply sources and organizations.
  • Includes U.S. and Canadian zone map.
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Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation
Enduring Seeds
Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0865473439

Warns that modern agriculture practices have over-manipulated and genetically streamlined domestic plants and animals, and suggests fostering diversity, safeguarding wild plants, and developing a wide variety of crops for different local conditions

Naturalizing Bulbs
Naturalizing Bulbs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805046313

From woodland glade to city courtyard, bulbs can transform a landscape, and with detailed instructions and a flair for the poetic, Rob Proctor shows you how and where, with little maintenance, they will flourish.

Saving Seeds: The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Saving Seeds
The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Paperback      ISBN: 0882666347

Enjoy a delicious bounty of heirloom vegetables every year. Marc Rogers guides you through the time-honored and cost-effective tradition of collecting seeds from this year's harvest to grow next year's crop. Learn how to select and store seeds from proven varieties of more than 100 common vegetables and flowers. Through saving seeds and growing heirloom plants you'll not only have a thriving garden every summer, you'll be saving money and preserving local flavors at the same time.

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition
Seed to Seed
Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1882424581

Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds.

Seed to Seed is widely acknowledged as the best guide available for home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a small scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable featured in the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the techniques she recommends for the home garden.

This newly updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed, which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge about seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by expert gardeners from seven regions of the United States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, and Northwest.

Seedswap: The Gardener's Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds
Seedswap
The Gardener's Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611800919
An illustrated introduction to saving seeds--how to harvest seeds from your own garden, set up a seed library to share with your community, and grow plants from your own seed stash. With a directory of plants and easy-to-follow instructions, this is the perfect book for first-time gardeners.

In an exciting introduction to the global seed-swapping movement, passionate seed activist Josie Jeffery explores why we should care about our plant heritage and, most importantly, explains how to do it. With an invaluable directory of all the best seeds to swap and save, Seedswap provides all the tools you need to start your very own growing revolution.

This book covers the what, who, and whys of seed swapping and seed saving. It advises where to start and how to get involved with the worldwide horticultural campaign to "save our seeds." The work of seed activist individuals and groups is highlighted with inspirational tips and tales, and there is insight into the practices of major seed companies and how this has affected seed diversity, as well as how "seed breeding" affects the future of plants. The work of seed collections and seed banks is explored, and advice is given on how to collect, clean, store, preserve, and raise seeds. The second part of the book contains an extensive plant directory, which is full of advice on how to grow plants from "seed to seed."