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Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1890132729

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ISBN13: 978-1890132729
ISBN10: 1890132721 Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1890132729

Carol Deppe

ISBN13: 978-1890132729
ISBN10: 1890132721 Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

All gardeners and farmers should be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a lot of land, or even a lot of time. It can be done on any scale. It's enjoyable. It's deeply rewarding. You can get useful new varieties much faster than you might suppose. And you can eat your mistakes.
Authoritative and easy-to-understand,Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Savingis the only guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover:

  • how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation)

  • how to save seed and maintain varieties

  • how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research

  • how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods

  • In this one-size-fits-all world of multinational seed companies, plant patents, and biotech monopolies, more and more gardeners and farmers are recognizing that they need to ''take back their seeds.'' They need to save more of their own seed, grow and maintain the best traditional and regional varieties, and develop more of their own unique new varieties.Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Savingshows the way, and offers an exciting introduction to a whole new gardening adventure.
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