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Seed Saving and Plant Breeding
Posted By jmccharen On June 30, 2010 @ 2:21 pm In Garden & Agriculture | No Comments
Many people are re-discovering the profound yet simple joys of growing fresh food that just a few years ago they had no choice but to purchase with hard-earned currency from a supermarket.
To take the next step in liberating your garden from corporate control, consider saving your own seeds and developing your own vegetable varieties. These three books will take you from novice-level all the way to expert.
These and other gardening books are on sale for 25% off until the end of the day.
|||Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties  by Carol Deppe
“Breeding is an expression of individuality, for your tastes and needs.”
Entertaining and scientific, this book gives a gardener or farmer all the tools she needs to save seeds and develop new varieties of favorite crops–on any scale from a few pea plants to an entire winter’s worth of squash. We are proud to be publishing a new book by Carol, available this October, called The Resilient Gardener .
|||Seed to Seed  by Suzanne Ashworth
This book contains a lot of general information about seed-saving, but what distinguishes it is an extensive list of vegetable varieties, grouped by family, and their characteristics, as well as specific information about the seeds of each.
|||Garden Seed Inventory, 6th Edition  by Seed Savers Exchange
Described as a “catalog of catalogs”, this book tracks the availability of non-hybrid seeds in the US and Canada. This is essential for those looking to save their own seeds, since only non-hybrid seeds will produce predictable offspring. Seed Savers Exchange works to preserve unique seeds for the future.
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