Discover how to grow Australian plants from seed with an acclaimed gardening book – now in a new format
If you have an interest in the power of seeds to transform the earth, or in planting Australian native trees and shrubs on a small scale or large, From Seeds to Leaves is the book for you. It describes how to:
- collect your own fruit and nuts
- extract, store and germinate the seeds in the right way and in the best season
- use smoke to germinate seed normally difficult to grow
- plant out, water, mulch, protect, fertilise and prune your plants for best results.
As well, there are sections on botanical names and identifying plants by flower and seed, and an ABC of information about Australian species. Procedures are set out in easy table form and there are lists of plants for a variety of special purposes.
Doug and Robin Stewart have a long association with growing Australian plants from seed, both as farmers and through the Landcare movement. Robin is also the author of the bestselling books Chemical Free Home, Chemical Free Pest Control, Tread Lightly: A Guide to Travelling Green in Australia and Australian Green Home & Garden.