The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds
322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs
Publication Date: July 2011
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Learn how to collect, save, and cultivate the seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs. It's easy, and it's fun Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough thoroughly explain every step in the seed-saving process. Descriptions of seed biology; tips on how to select plants for the best seeds; and advice on harvesting and cleaning, proper storage and care, and propagating and caring for new seedlings are all presented with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. Chapters dedicated to individual plants contain species-specific directions and detailed information. Gardeners of any experience level will find all the information they need to extend the life of their favorite plants to the next generation and beyond.
About the AuthorRobert Gough holds a doctorate in botany and is Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at the College of Agriculture, Montana State University. He is the author of 17 gardening books, 500 extension service publications, and articles for "Fine Gardening, Country Journal, National Gardening, Zone 4, Montana Magazine, " and "Harrowsmith." He served as Extension Horticulturalist in Montana, hosted the popular "Dr. Bob's Northern Gardening Tips "radio program for 10 years, and was a panel member on PBS's "Montana Ag Live "for 15 years. He is a Fellow of both the American Society for Horticultural Science and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, as well as a member of the advisory board of Zone 4.
Cheryl Moore-Gough holds an M.S. in Plant Sciences from Montana State University, where she is now an adjunct assistant professor in horticulture. Cheryl has taught and coordinated the Montana Master Gardener program and has published numerous works alone and with her husband, Dr. Robert Gough, including five gardening books. She has written for "Montana Magazine, Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, " and "Zone 4 Magazine, " and she hosts "Northern Gardening Tips, " which is broadcast by radio stations throughout Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota on the Northern News Network. She has been gardening and saving seeds in Montana for 30 years.