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Title:
Gardening from seed : the keys to success with flowers and vegetables
Author:
Thomas, Christopher.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia LLC, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
112 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. 1. Starting seeds indoors -- Pt. 2. Starting seeds in the garden -- Pt. 3. Plans and plants.
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ISBN:
9780609806654
Format :
Book

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Summary

Growing your own plants from seed is the most rewarding, most economical way to create the garden you long for. In this comprehensive yet easy to follow handbook, the editors ofMartha Stewart Livingshare their secrets for success: Starting Seeds Indoors Everything you need to begin... Simple, effective lighting... When to sow, and how many seeds to plant... Moving seedlings outdoors... Direct Sowing Outdoors Dealing with frosts and hardiness zones... Timing... Getting more than one harvest... Tricks from the pros... Sower's checklists... Garden Plans A backyard cutting garden filled with colorful blooms... A basic kitchen garden that's productive from spring through fall... A Glossary of Plants More than 100 varieties of flowers, vegetables, herbs, and vines... Martha's own selections of unusual new plants and treasured heirlooms...


Table of Contents

Introduction
The Magic of Seedsp. 9
Part 1 Starting Seeds Indoors
Why Bother?p. 13
Shopping for Seedsp. 15
A Seed Packet Translatorp. 16
From Seed to Seedlingp. 18
The Right Lightp. 19
Containersp. 21
Seed-Starting Mixesp. 22
A Seed-Starting Worksheetp. 23
Sowing, Growing, and Transplantingp. 26
How Many Seeds Are Enough?p. 31
Healthy Seedlings and Hardening offp. 32
Seed Storagep. 33
Part 2 Starting Seeds in the Garden
Why Direct Sow?p. 35
Timingp. 37
Sowing Datesp. 40
Direct Sowing, Step by Stepp. 42
Summer and Fall Sowingsp. 46
Pests and Diseasesp. 52
Part 3 Plans and Plants
What Goes Where?p. 55
Plan 1 The Cutting Garden
Plan 2 The Kitchen Garden
Plant Glossaryp. 60
Annuals
Annual Vines
Herbs
Perennials, and Edibles
Indexp. 112