Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
If you have ever tasted fruits and vegetables straight from the home garden, you know the fullness of flavor therein. Many times store bought produce is harvested before it is ripe diminishing the flavor immensely. This is one of the many reasons why many people have turned to home gardening.
Another reason for growing your own produce comes from a want for new varieties of items not readily sold in the store. Did you know there are more than 15000 different varieties of just tomatoes in the world?
Growing at home also means that you can avoid all genetically modified styles and even grow completely organic produce if you want. This is my preference. I figure our bodies are designed to work better on more natural foods. No need for all the chemicals that get dumped on many commercial fields.
So, you are ready to get started growing at home. This means catalogs, friends, sharing websites. You look and find the varieties of foods you want. Get the seeds, grow them and become delighted with these fruits and veggies. You love them so much that you want to grow them again. An inexpensive way to do this is to save your seeds. If you are just getting started and need information about seed saving, I suggest getting Jim Ulager’s new book, “Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener”. Everything you need to know is inside.
Many home gardeners refuse to eat a grocery store tomato, but routinely obtain seeds commercially, sometimes from thousands of miles away. And while seed saving can appear mysterious and intimidating, even home gardeners with limited time and space can experience the joy and independence it brings, freeing them from industry and the annual commercial seed order.
Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but that it is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens. Coverage includes:
- Why seed saving belongs in the home garden
- Principles of vegetative and sexual reproduction
- Easy inbreeding plants, including legumes, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers
- Plants with a few more challenges, including squash, spinach, onions, and parsley
- Brief discussion of more difficult crops, including corn, carrots, and cabbage.
Written by a home seed saver for the home seed saver, Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener is a comprehensive guide for those who want to reclaim our seed heritage, highlighting the importance of saving seeds for you, your neighbors, and most importantly, subsequent generations.
Ready to Buy? Head over to New Society Publishers and get a copy.
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