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Saving Seeds: Guide to Growing and Storing Seeds

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Save money, preserve old-time seed favorites, grow your own flower or vegetable seeds to share.
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SAVING SEEDS: GUIDE TO GROWING AND STORING SEEDS DESCRIPTION
Table of Contents

PART I: Basic Information
Chapter 1 - Why Raise Seeds?
Chapter 2 - What is a Seed?
Chapter 3 - How Seeds are Formed
Chapter 4 - Annuals, Biennials, and Perennials
Chapter 5 - Pollination
Chapter 6 - Selecting Seed Parents
Chapter 7 - Collecting Seeds
Chapter 8 - Extracting and Drying Seeds
Chapter 9 - Storing Seeds
Chapter 10 - Testing Seeds

PART II: The Vegetables
TABLE I: Characteristics of Common Vegetables Saved for Seed
Monocotyledoneae
POACEAE (Grass Family)
Sweet Corn / Popcorn

LILLACEAE (Lily Family)
Asparagus / Chive / Garlic / Leek / Onion

Dicotyledoneae
POLYGONACEAE (Buckwheat or Rhubarb Family)
Rhubarb
CHENOPODIACEAE (Goosefoot Family)
Beet / Swiss Chard / Spinach

TETRAGONIACEAE (New Zealand Spinach Family)
New Zealand Spinach

BRASSICACEAE (Mustard or Cabbage Family)
Cabbage / Broccoli / Brussels Sprouts / Cauliflower / Chinese Cabbage / Kale / Kohlrabi / Turnip / Rutabaga /Horseradish / Radish

FABACEAE (Bean Family)
Pea / Peanut / Bean / Lima Bean / Cowpea / Soybean

MALVACEAE (Mallow Family)
Okra

APIACEAE (Celery Family)
Carrot / Celeriac / Celery / Parsley / Parsnip

SOLANACEAE (Nightshade Family)
Eggplant / Pepper / Tomato / Potato

CUCURBITACEAE (Gourd or Cucumber Family)
Squash / Pumpkin / Cucumber / Muskmelon / Watermelon

ASTERACEAE (Aster Family)
Lettuce / Jerusalem Artichoke / Salsify

TABLE II: A Checklist of Some Seed-Borne Vegetable Diseases
PART III: The Flowers
The Best Flowering Ornamentals to Save for Seed
  Ageratum
  Alyssum, Sweet
  Amaranthus
  Aster, China
  Baby's-Breath
  Bachelor's-Button
  Balsam, Garden
  Bean, Scarlet Runner
  Bells-of-Ireland
  Borage
  Cabbage, Flowering
  Calendula
  Candytuft, Globe
  Canterbury-Bellsv   Celosia
  Chrysanthemum
  Clarkia
  Cosmos
  Coreopsis, Golden
  Daisy, English
  Daisy, Gloriosa
  Daisy, Swan River
  Flax, Flowering
  Forget-Me-Not
  Four-O'Clock
  Foxglove
  Gaillardia
  Hollyhock
  Honesty
  Kale, Flowering
  Larkspur, Annual
  Lobelia, Annual
  Love-in-a-Mist
  Lupine, Dwarf
  Mallow, Rose
  Marigold
  Morning-Glory
  Moss Rose
  Nasturtium
  Pansy
  Petunia
  Phlox, Annual
  Pinks
  Poppy, California
  Poppy, Opium
  Poppy, Shirley
  Rocket, Sweet or Dame's
  Salpiglossis
  Salvia
  Scabious, Sweet
  Snapdragon
  Snow-on-the-Mountain
  Spider Flower
  Stock
  Sunflower
  Sweet Pea
  Sweet William
  Tobacco, Flowering
  Verbena
  Wallflower
  Zinnia

Mail-Order Seed Sources
Further Reading
Glossary for Gardeners
Average Frost Date Maps


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- 9/8/2012
said: Debbie
"this book has great info about seeds on the most commonly grown vegetables instead of the more exotic ones. The info on seed-borne diseases would be helpful to someone new to this technique"
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