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The new seed-starters handbook

Author: Nancy Bubel
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Bubel
ISBN: 0878577475 9780878577477 0878577521 9780878577521
OCLC Number: 16873192
Description: xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section One: Starting Seeds Indoors --
Why start your own? --
First the seeds --
Choose your medium --
Containers --
Sowing seeds early indoors --
Germination --
What seedlings need --
Transplanting into new containers --
Growing on --
Light --
Problems --
Section Two: Moving Plants Outdoors --
Soil preparation --
Mapping out the garden --
Hardening off --
The art of planting out --
Cold frames, hotbeds, and cloches --
Care of the young transplant --
Direct seeding --
Treating plants with seaweed extract --
The fall garden --
Insect and animal pests --
The young seed-planter --
Section Three: Special Techniques and Situations --
Starting seeds in the greenhouse --
Growing vegetables in the greenhouse --
Starting wildflowers from seed --
Starting trees and shrubs from seed --
Section Four: Saving Seeds and Making Further Plans --
Why save seeds? --
How seeds are formed --
Choosing seeds to save --
Collecting and preparing seeds --
Storing seeds --
Viability of seeds --
Seed-saving tips for specific plants --
Further challenges --
The garden diary --
Seed catalogs --
Seed exchanges --
Seed banks.
Responsibility: by Nancy Bubel ; illustrations by Frank Fretz ; photographs by Alison Miksch & Rodale Press Photography Staff.
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Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden.

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