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TitleThe Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs
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Table of Contents
                            THE SEED-SAVING REVIVAL
	Those Amazing Seeds
	Why Bother Saving Seeds?
	How to Use This Book
PART 1 : Saving Seeds: The Basics & Beyond
CHAPTER 1: SEED BIOLOGY 101
	Flowers Come First
	Pollination
	Fruit and Seed Development
CHAPTER 2: GROWING PLANTS FOR SEEDS
	Super Spacing for Seed Production
	Preventing Unwanted Pollination
	Hand Pollination
	Selecting Your Seed-Stock Plants
	Special Handling for Biennials
CHAPTER 3: HARVESTING AND CLEANING SEEDS
	Know What You're Harvesting
	Timing the Harvest Just Right
	Extracting and Cleaning Seeds
CHAPTER 4: SEED-STORAGE KNOW-HOW
	How Long Do Seeds Last?
	Getting the Moisture Right
	Getting the Temperature Right
	Good Places to Store Seeds
	Summing Up Storage Recommendations
CHAPTER 5: ALL ABOUT GERMINATION
	Nature's Exquisite Logic
	Types of Seed Dormancy
	Overcoming Seed Dormancy
	Promoting Optimum Germination
	The Waiting Game
CHAPTER 6: SOWING SEEDS AND RAISING TRANSPLANTS
	Heat-Treating Seeds
	Direct Seeding
	Raising Transplants
	Hardening Off
	Setting Out Transplants
	Creating a Nursery Bed
CHAPTER 7: BREEDING YOUR OWN VARIETIES
	Plant-Breeding Basics
	Breeding Hybrids
PART 2: The Handbook: From Vegetables to Nuts
CHAPTER 8: SAVING VEGETABLE SEEDS
CHAPTER 9: SAVING HERB SEEDS
CHAPTER 10: SAVING FLOWER SEEDS
CHAPTER 11: ADVANCED SEED SAVING: NUTS, FRUITS & WOODY ORNAMENTALS
APPENDIX
	A History of Seed Saving and Selling in North America
	Glossary
	Resources
Acknowledgments
Index
                        

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