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New Seed Starters Handbook

New Seed Starters Handbook

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THE NEW SEED-STARTERSHandbook
BY NANCY BUBEL
Illustrations by Frank FretzPhotographs by Alison Miksch& Rodale Press Photography Staff 
 
Contents
Introduction
Section One
Starting Seeds Indoors
1.
 
Why Start Your Own?2.
 
First the Seeds3.
 
Choose Your Medium4.
 
Containers5.
 
Sowing Seeds Early Indoors6.
 
Germination7.
 
What Seedlings Need8.
 
Transplanting into New containers9.
 
Growing On10.
 
Light11.
 
Problems
Section Two
 Moving Plants Outdoors
12.
 
Soil Preparation13.
 
Mapping Out the Garden14.
 
Hardening Off 15.
 
The Art of Planting Out16.
 
Cold Frames, Hotbeds, and Cloches17.
 
Care of Young Transplant18.
 
Direct Seeding19.
 
Treating Plants with Seaweed Extract20.
 
The Fall Garden21.
 
Insect and Animal Pests22.
 
The young Seed-Planter
Section Three
Special Techniques and Situations
23.
 
Starting Seeds in the Greenhouse24.
 
Growing Vegetables in the Greenhouse25.
 
Starting Wildflowers from Seed26.
 
Starting Trees and Shrubs from Seed
Section Four
Saving Seeds and Making Further Plants
27.
 
Why Save Seeds?
 
28.
 
How Seeds are Formed29.
 
Choosing Seeds to Save30.
 
Collecting and Preparing Seeds31.
 
Storing Seeds32.
 
Viability of Seeds33.
 
Seed-Saving Tips for Specific Plants34.
 
Further Challenges35.
 
The Garden Diary36.
 
Seed Catalogs37.
 
Seed Exchanges38.
 
Seed Banks
 Encyclopedia of Plants to Grow from Seed 
Growing Garden Vegetables and Fruits from SeedGrowing Herbs from SeedGrowing Garden Flowers from SeedGrowing Wildflowers from SeedGrowing Trees and Shrubs from SeedList of Seed SuppliersSources for Garden SuppliesGlossaryBibliographyRecommended ReadingIndex

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