Starting & Saving Seeds (Hardcover)

Grow the Perfect Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Garden

By Julie Thompson-Adolf

Cool Springs Press, 9780760360798, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

List Price: 25.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Grow fabulous food and flowers from seeds, then save seeds to make next year's garden even better.
 
Creating dinner from food you’ve grown provides a fantastic sense of accomplishment. Now, imagine the pleasure of starting plants from seeds, tending them, planting them in your garden, harvesting their fruits, and enjoying a delicious meal or bouquet. But that's not the end of the journey. Now you can turn around and save the best seeds for next year’s garden. Suddenly, you’re self-sufficient; you’ve grown your own garden from seed to seed.
 
In this book, you'll find the tools you need to become a seed starting and saving champion. Author and gardening expert Julie Thompson-Adolf walks you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy. You’ll find hints to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate, lists of varieties to add to your garden, charts for quick growing reference, and simple DIY projects to aid your seed starting and saving adventure. (Learn how to make seed bombs and an indoor seed-starting station.) The extensive plant entries inside cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Get started with tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and melons, or chamomile, cosmos, sweet peas, and poppies—accompanied by beautiful photography from Libby Williams.
 
Whether you’re an experienced gardener new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you’ll soon have healthy, productive, beautiful plants for your garden.


About the Author

Julie Thompson-Adolf is an obsessive organic gardener, nature nut, ecoadventurer, animal advocate, and seed lover. As an experienced gardener and garden writer, Julie is best known for her brand and blog, Garden Delights. She practices a “seed-to-table-to-seed” approach, starting her plants from seeds, creating delicious meals and beautiful bouquets from the harvest, and saving seeds to plant in next year’s garden. Julie’s suburban “microfarm” is a regular site for tours and teaching. She’s a Master Gardener, has served on the National Garden Bureau’s Plant Nerds team, and joined with P. Allen Smith for Garden2Blog. Julie’s a member of Garden Writers’ Association, Slow Food, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and many other environmental and gardening groups.

You can follow her garden, environmental, and travel writing on any of the major social media platforms:
Blog:              Garden Delights (juliesgardendelights.com)
Facebook:     Garden Delights 
Twitter:          @garden_delights
Instagram:     @juliesgardendelights
Google+:       Julie Adolf



Praise For Starting & Saving Seeds: Grow the Perfect Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Garden

Imagine a gardening expert who outlines all the steps needed to set up a seed-starting area in your home — and reassures you that “you’ve got this." Because with Julie’s help, you do.
- Frau Zinnie Blog

The author’s knowledge shows on every page, and so does her know-how about writing clear, easy-to-follow instructions and explanations. 
- Toronto Gardens

So if you are ready to learn how to start your plants from seeds — or increase your skills for better success — or dive into saving seeds, Starting & Saving Seeds is an excellent place to begin.
- Susan's In The Garden Blog