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Seeds: The Definitive Guide to Growing, History, and Lore

Out of Print

By: Peter Loewer

229 pages, 48 line drawings

Timber Press

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #152087 | ISBN: 0881926825
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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 - even building cold frames, is included. Blending science and hands-on experience, Seeds is fascinating, practical, and useful.

"We're very pleased to see this classic back in print - and the thoroughly updated chapter listing seed sources and reference works is a great bonus!" - HortIdeas, Vol 22, No 3 March 2005

"It is science made simple but not simplistic-detailed, delightful and never dull." - Lili Singer,, March 24, 2005

"Gardeners with any interest at all in botanical matters will be fascinated by Loewer's tales and pictures detailing the how and why of the workings of seeds." - HortIdeas, March 2005

"I haven't tried Loewer's techniques, but they look well thought out and his directions are comprehensive." - Caroline McCullagh, San Diego Horticultural Society, May 2005

"Peter Loewer has proven himself one of the most interesting writers to address the topic." - Jean Starr,, February 27, 2005

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Peter Loewer is a longstanding writer of (and botanical artist for) many gardening and natural history books. His book The Wild Gardener was chosen as one of the best 75 gardening books of the 20th century by the American Horticultural Society. He lives in North Carolina (USA).

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