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TitleBreed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's & Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding & Seed Saving
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Table of Contents
                            Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Original Edition Xi
Introduction to the Second Edition
How to Use This Book
1 Amateur Vegetable Breeding
2 How Much Space Do You Need? How Much Time?
3 Roles and Goals for Amateurs; Wish Lists and Wild Ideas
4 Finding Germplasm
5 Evaluating Germplasm and Experimental Material; Variety Trials and Gardening Research 54
6 Genetics and Plant Parenthood
7 Sex and the Single Gene; Mendel's Genes
8 Modern Genes
9 The Genetic Basis of Seed Saving
10 Plant Breeding Stories
11 Bigger, Brighter, and More Beautiful
12 Fun with Wide Crosses
13 Happy Accidents
14 Domesticating Wild Plants
15 Expanding Horizons
Table I: 801 Interesting Plants
16 An Introduction to Seed Saving
17 Growing Seed
18 Isolation
19 How Many Plants?
20 Selection
21 Harvesting, Processing, and Storing Seed
22 Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Foods
23 Conversations with a Squash
Appendix A. Breeding and Seed Saving for Eight Common Vegetables - An Illustrated Guide
Lettuce 296
Pea 299
Common Bean 304
Alliums (Onions)
Brassicas (Cabbage and Relatives) 311
Squash and Pumpkins 314
Corn (Maize) 317
Appendix B. Technical Aspects of Hand-Pollination and Performing Crosses; Overcoming Incompatibility
Appendix C. USDA-ARS Plant Introduction Stations and Germplasm Collections; Using GRIN (Germplasm Re
Appendix D. Addresses of Seed Saver Exchanges, Seed Companies, and Organizations
Appendix E. Sources for Seed Saving, Plant Breeding, and Garden Research Supplies
Appendix F. Statistical Predictions and Actuality
Glossary
Annotated Bibliography
Index
                        

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