Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Saving Vegetable Seeds: Harvest, Clean, Store, and Plant Seeds from Your Garden. A Storey Basics® Title by Fern Marshall Bradley
I am a beginning vegetable gardener and I found this book to be very helpful and informative. I had no idea how much I did not know about saving vegetable seeds. I learned that some plants like carrots only make seeds the second year so you have to leave them in the garden and put mulch around them or move them to someplace where they won't freeze if you live in the north so that they will grow the second year and produce seeds. Some seeds have to be fermented and some plants need to be hand-pollinated and some plants should be planted separate from others or they will cross-pollinate and you won't get good seeds from them. The book is well written and the directions are simple enough for even a beginner to understand. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.