Seeds By Peter Loewer, The Definitive Guide to Growing, History, and Lore.
Much of life on earth begins and ends with seeds. From the practical concerns of seed savers and collectors to the ancient lore, history, and biology of seeds, this is a must read for anyone interested in preserving seed biodiversity. Detailed advice on buying, storing and germinating, sterilizing soil, indoor to outdoor transplanting ﾗ even building cold frames, is included. Blending science and hands-on experience, Seeds is fascinating, practical, and useful.
Media reviews of this book:
"An informative, easy to read, and entertaining book covering many topics relating to plant seeds." Paperback Pages: 240 pp. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 in (235 x 155 mm) Illustrations: approximately 48 b/w illustrations
ﾗLee Luckeydoo, Sida, Contributions to Botany, September 2005
"It is science made simple but not simplisticﾖdetailed, delightful and never dull."
ﾗLili Singer, Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2005
"This great work takes you through the history, anatomy, growing methods, and just about everything else you need to know on seeds."
ﾗDale Langford, Rocky Mountain News, December 16, 2006
"Will interest anyone interested in the life of plants and the planet... Eminently readable... provides refreshing reading to a devoted gardener during the quiet winter months when there is little work to be done outdoors."
ﾗDorothea Bedigian, Plant Science Bulletin, Spring 2005
"I haven't tried Loewer's techniques, but they look well thought out and his directions are comprehensive."
ﾗCaroline McCullagh, Let's Talk Plants, May 2005