Seed to Seed

Seed to Seed

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228 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

Seed to Seed is our baseline, no frills, get to it reference guide for seed saving. It's definitely the guide we use the most as well-seasoned seed savers but is less beginner friendly and certainly not as pretty as The Seed Garden, being in all black and white. It doubles as a planting guide with each plant (organized by plant family and type) explaining how to grow that crop directly from seed as well as the requirements for healthy true seed, regional requirements, and seed processing. We rely on it heavily. 


Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds.

Seed to Seed is widely acknowledged as the best guide available for home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a small scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable featured in the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the techniques she recommends for the home garden.

This newly updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed, which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge about seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by expert gardeners from seven regions of the United States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, and Northwest.