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THE FAMILY SEED SAVING BOOK

THE FAMILY SEED SAVING BOOK

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Published by permaMedia
Written by Rosemary Morrow and Illustrated by Susan Girard
Written by Rosemary Morrow and Illustrated by Susan Girard

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THE FAMILYSEED SAVING BOOK
Written by Rosemary MorrowandIllustrated by Susan GirardBlue Mountains, Australia
 
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First published 2002
ISBN 0-9579683-1-2C Rosemary Morrow and Susan Girard, 2002Mountain Wildfire Press,Lot 23, Explorer’s Road, Katoomba, 2780 AustraliaAll rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without permission of thepublisher and rights will be freely given to non-profit uses of material from the book.
OUR HOPES
 
That you understand the importance of seedsaving for yourselves, yourchildren and your society and
 
that you save seed and share it with others.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
There is a Vietnamese saying `no one can do anything on their own’. That hasbeen established many times in our lives, and again in making this book.There has been the balanced and happy co-operation with Sue, thetranslation and interpretation by Phuong, and the ideas from Kosal Nearywho learned from Jude and Michel Fanton of Seedsavers. Margot Turnerand Tom Sizer read the draft and their comments improved it. Jude Fantonand Nancy Bubel gave permission for their tables to be used. Liz Connor didthe final valuable`look good’ edit. Copies can be bought from the author atthe above address.
Cover design by Susan GirardPrinted on 80% recycled waste fibre - Renew
 
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Contents
Page No
Introduction 5Background to seed saving 6-8Pollination and making seed 9Keeping the varieties pure 10Choosing the plants to save 11Choosing the plant material 12Collecting the seed 14Cleaning, testing and drying seed 15-16Recording your collected seed 17Storing and keeping seed 18-19Germination tests 22-24What happens at the seed bank 26-27Distributing seed for field testing 28
Tables
I Ease of saving seed 13II Storage time and no. seeds to gram 20/21III Days to emergence & temperature 25IV Seed sharing circle 29

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