The manual of seed saving : harvesting, storing, and sowing techniques for vegetables, herbs, and fruits / Andrea Heistinger ; Arche Noah, Pro Specie Rara ; translated by Ian Miller.

By: Heistinger, Andrea
Contributor(s): Arche Noah | Pro Specie Rara (Foundation)
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013Edition: English-language edDescription: 343 p. : col.ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9781604693829; 1604693827Uniform titles: Handbuch Samengärtnerei. English Subject(s): Vegetables -- Seeds | Vegetables -- Propagation | Vegetables -- Varieties | Vegetable gardeningDDC classification: 635 LOC classification: SB324.75 | .H4513 2013
Contents:
Why propagate your own vegetable seed? -- On crop diversity -- Seed gardening 101 -- Amaranth (Amaranthaceae) -- Artichoke and relatives (Asteraceae) -- Asparagus (Asparagaceae) -- Brassicas (Brassicaceae) -- Carrot and relatives (Apiaceae) -- Chinese mallow, curled mallow (Malvaceae) -- Corn and relatives (Poaceae) -- Corn salad, lamb's lettuce, mâche (Valerianaceae) -- Flax, linseed (Linaceae) -- Legumes (Fabaceae) -- Malabar spinach, climbing spinach (Basellaceae) -- Mints, Chinese artichoke (Lamiaceae) -- New Zealand spinach (Aizoaceae) -- Onions (Amaryllidaceae) -- Poppyseed (Papaveraceae) -- Purslane, miner's lettuce (Portulacaceae) -- Rhubarb and relatives (Polygonaceae) -- Spinach and relatives (Chenopodiaceae) -- Squash (Cucurbitaceae) -- Tomato and relatives (Solanaceae) -- Sources of seed and equipment.
Summary: This authoritative guide brings together the experience of experts in the field who have found, through careful trialing, how to reliably maximize seed quality and yield for more than 100 crop plants. Clear information on such critical issues as pollination, isolation distances, cultivation, harvest, storage, and pests and diseases is provided. The Manual of Seed Saving is an essential reference for all food producers from vegetable growers to small-scale farmers.--COVER.
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Translation of: Handbuch Samengärtnerei. Sorten erhalten. Vielfalt vermehren. Gemüse geniessen.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why propagate your own vegetable seed? -- On crop diversity -- Seed gardening 101 -- Amaranth (Amaranthaceae) -- Artichoke and relatives (Asteraceae) -- Asparagus (Asparagaceae) -- Brassicas (Brassicaceae) -- Carrot and relatives (Apiaceae) -- Chinese mallow, curled mallow (Malvaceae) -- Corn and relatives (Poaceae) -- Corn salad, lamb's lettuce, mâche (Valerianaceae) -- Flax, linseed (Linaceae) -- Legumes (Fabaceae) -- Malabar spinach, climbing spinach (Basellaceae) -- Mints, Chinese artichoke (Lamiaceae) -- New Zealand spinach (Aizoaceae) -- Onions (Amaryllidaceae) -- Poppyseed (Papaveraceae) -- Purslane, miner's lettuce (Portulacaceae) -- Rhubarb and relatives (Polygonaceae) -- Spinach and relatives (Chenopodiaceae) -- Squash (Cucurbitaceae) -- Tomato and relatives (Solanaceae) -- Sources of seed and equipment.

This authoritative guide brings together the experience of experts in the field who have found, through careful trialing, how to reliably maximize seed quality and yield for more than 100 crop plants. Clear information on such critical issues as pollination, isolation distances, cultivation, harvest, storage, and pests and diseases is provided. The Manual of Seed Saving is an essential reference for all food producers from vegetable growers to small-scale farmers.--COVER.

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