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Seeds
the ultimate guide to growing successfully from seed
If you look closely at a single seed, you would find that it is a self-contained work of art, a unique capsule containing tiny blueprints of life. Seeds come in all shapes and sizes, from orchid seeds so fine they cannot be seen with the naked eye to the largest seed in the world – the Coco de Mer palm which can weigh up to 40 kilograms. Seed dispersal is equally staggering – some fly, some fall, some float. In fact, a dandelion seed can travel 200 kilometres in a storm to reach its destination.

Seeds is a practical guide for first-time growers and experienced gardeners. Offering information about different types of seeds, how they are pollinated and fertilized, when to harvest, and how to sort and store seeds, this book covers 500 genera. Jekka’s step-by-step planting recipes emphasize an organic approach to growing. Beautiful illustrations and handy cross-references combine to make this book a vital companion for anyone who wants to make their garden a lasting source of pleasure.

Jekka McVicar has cultivated herbs for over 20 years and owns a farm near Bristol, which grows the largest range of herbs in England. She makes regular appearances on television and contributes to several gardening magazines.


Author : Jekka McVicar
ISBN : 1552852946
Publisher : Whitecap Books
Sugg. Retail Price : $29.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 208

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