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Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

Bill Best · Ohio University Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Oras Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlies Mortgage Lifter?—?these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables youll encounter in Bill Bests remarkable history of seed saving and the people who preserve both unique flavors and the Appalachian...
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Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time

Craig LeHoullier · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Print book

Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier, tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes--from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season....
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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition

Suzanne Ashworth · Seed Savers Exchange; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

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...
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Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener's Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity

Dan Jason
Format: Paperback

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The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food

Janisse Ray · Chelsea Green Publishing; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

There is no despair in a seed. There's only life, waiting for the right conditions-sun and water, warmth and soil-to be set free. Everyday, millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings. At no time in our history have Americans been more obsessed with food. Options- including...
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The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs

Robert E. Gough · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Paperback

Learn how to collect, save, and cultivate the seeds from more than 300 vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs. It’s easy, and it’s fun! Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough thoroughly explain every step in the seed-saving process. Descriptions of seed...
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The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

Caleb Warnock · Cedar Fort, Inc.; 7.9.2011 edition
Format: Book

Many people dream of becoming self-reliant during these times of fluctuating prices and uncertain job security. Using truly simple techniques, you can cultivate the pioneer's independence to provide safety against lost wages, harsh weather, economic recession, and commercial contamination...
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The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally

Jere and Emilee Gettle · Hyperion; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

Tired of genetically modified food every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives-and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a garden, whether in a backyard or on a city...
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Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting and Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs

Carole B. Turner

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Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table

Edward H Davis · The University of Alabama Press, 2015.
Pages: 240
Format: eBook

Food is essential to southern culture, and collard greens play a central role in the South's culinary traditions. A feast to the famished, a reward to the strong, and a comfort to the weary, collards have long been held dear in the food-loving southern heart. In Collards: A Southern...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables

Chris McLaughlin · Alpha; Original edition
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

A garden of delight-and healthy, economical eating. In The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Heirloom Vegetables, readers will learn the rewards of growing heirlooms; find hundreds of descriptions and histories of a variety of available vegetables and find out how to make pollination work....
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The Plant Propagator's Bible

Miranda Smith · Rodale Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

With her reader-friendly, easy-to-follow directions, a veteran horticulture teacher demonstrates all the ways to cultivate new plants -- whether from seed or cuttings or with techniques such as layering, grafting, and buddingCreating new plants from existing ones is one of the most rewarding...
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Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)

Steve Solomon · New Society Publishers
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback

The decline of cheap oil is inspiring increasing numbers of North Americans to achieve some measure of backyard food self-sufficiency. In hard times, the family can be greatly helped by growing a highly productive food garden, requiring little cash outlay or watering. Currently popular...
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Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers

Joseph Tychonievich · Timber Press
Format: Print book

Itxs the holy grail of gardening a plant that perfectly matches your tastes and the conditions in your garden The hitch Youxre not likely to find it at your local garden center Youxre going to have to create it yourselfBut donxt worryxit isnxt hard After all gardeners have been doing it for centuries...
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The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

Thor Hanson · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee...
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Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security

Masanobu Fukuoka · Chelsea Green Publishing; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The earth is in great peril, due to the corporatization of agriculture, the rising climate crisis, and the ever-increasing levels of global poverty, starvation, and desertification on a massive scale. This present condition of global trauma is not natural, but a result of humanitys destructive...
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Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation

Lynn Coulter · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

Heirloom seeds are more than the promise of next summer's crookneck squash or jewel-colored zinnias. They're living antiques handed down from one generation to the next, a rich inheritance of flavor and beauty from long ago and, often, far away. They are sometimes better adapted...
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Seed Libraries: And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

Cindy Conner · New Society Publishers
Pages: 177
Format: Print book

Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in different cultivars than a company based...

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Derek Fell's Grow This!: A Garden Expert's Guide to Choosing the Best Vegetables, Flowers, and Seeds So You're Never Disappointed Again

Derek Fell · Rodale
Format: Hardcover

What gardeners want most is a bigger and better return on their investment of time and money--maximum yields and superior flavor for edibles, long-lasting blooms for flowers. Fell gives expert advice for choosing and growing the top-performing plants.
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Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Brett L. Markham · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Paperback

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and...
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