The New Seed-Starter's Handbook

By Nancy Bubel
(Rodale Press, Paperback, 9780878577521, 385pp.)

Publication Date: February 1988

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"The New Seed-Starter's Handbook" by Nancy Bubel
Why start plants from seed?
* Earlier harvests
* Greater variety
* Healthier seedlings
* Lower costs
* Satisfaction
For the most complete, up-to-date information on starting plants from seed, turn to "The New Seed-Starter's Handbook." Written by a gardener with 30 years of experience, this easy-to-use reference explains everything you need to know to start seeds and raise healthy seedlings "successfully." You'll find:
* The latest research in seed starting
* The best growing media
* The newest gardening materials
* Solutions to seed-starting problems
* Source lists for seeds and hard-to-find gardening supplies
And An encyclopedia section lists "more than 200 plants--"including vegetables and fruits, garden flowers, wildflowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs--with details on how to start each from seed.



About the Author
Co-author Nancy Bubel has been a gardening columnist for Country Journal magazine since 1975 and has written for Mother Earth News, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Family Circle, Woman's Day and New Shelter magazines. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Society for Economic Botany, and a life member of both the Seed Savers Exchange and the Friends of the Trees Society. She and her husband Mike have been gardening and root cellaring in Philadelphia, in small towns, and on their one acre non-working farm in Wellsville, Pennsylvania.
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