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The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs Paperback – July 1, 2011
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About the Author
Robert Gough holds a doctorate in botany and is Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at the College of Agriculture, Montana State University. He is the author of 17 gardening books, 500 extension service publications, and articles for Fine Gardening, Country Journal, National Gardening, Zone 4, Montana Magazine, and Harrowsmith. He served as Extension Horticulturalist in Montana, hosted the popular Dr. Bob’s Northern Gardening Tips radio program for 10 years, and was a panel member on PBS’s Montana Ag Live for 15 years. He is a Fellow of both the American Society for Horticultural Science and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, as well as a member of the advisory board of Zone 4.
Cheryl Moore-Gough holds an M.S. in Plant Sciences from Montana State University, where she is now an adjunct assistant professor in horticulture. Cheryl has taught and coordinated the Montana Master Gardener program and has published numerous works alone and with her husband, Dr. Robert Gough, including five gardening books. She has written for Montana Magazine, Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, and Zone 4 Magazine, and she hosts Northern Gardening Tips, which is broadcast by radio stations throughout Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota on the Northern News Network. She has been gardening and saving seeds in Montana for 30 years.
Top Customer Reviews
This book also competes effectively with Seeds of Woody Plants in North America and Seeds of Wildland Plants, the unexcelled "gold standard" reference sources compiled by the US Forest Service. The USFS books are somewhat more comprehensive in their coverage of American species, while The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds one has better presentation that will be more comfortable for newcomers to seed propagation.
Most readers will find this book educational reading that expands their horizons, though its style is encyclopedic and it lacks plot. The gardeners in your life who already have plots outside with sunshine will appreciate this book as a fascinating gift.
This is a really extensive guide for learning about saving and storing seeds. The authors don't just explain how to save seeds though; they also explain how to use these seeds to grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers in your own garden.
If you just want to learn how to save seeds on a certain type of plant, you can easily find it in the reference portion of the guide. Not everything is listed, but the majority of the type of plants that you'd want to grow is included.
This is an easy to read and follow guide. If you have a love for gardening already, or you want to get started, this is a really great book to read and reference back to often. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds, Storey Publishing, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Excellent instructions. I now can keep seeds that do well in my area. In a few generations, I'll have garden plants that thrive in my areaPublished 2 months ago by H.S. Math Geek