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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Seed to Seed - the ultimate seed savers guide

Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth is widely acknowledged as the ultimate reference for seed savers.

This complete seed-saving guide describes specific techniques for 160 vegetables, including botanical classifications, flower structure and pollination, population size, isolation distances, and techniques for caging, hand-pollination, harvesting, drying, cleaning and storage.

The second edition of Seed to Seed has been updated and expanded to include how to start each vegetable from seed which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Expert gardeners from seven regions of the U.S. have shared their seed-starting techniques.

This is an invaluable, comprehensive reference for maintaining heirlooms and preserving our vegetable heritage. Contains 80 black and white photos. Softcover, 228 pages. Seed to Seed available at dozens of locations on the Internet and through local bookstores. It is highly recommended by the Seed Savers Exchange of Decorah, Iowa and is available on their website.

Seed Savers Exchange was founded in 1975 by Diane Ott Whealy and Kent Whealy to honor the tradition of preserving and sharing heirloom seeds. Their collection originated when Diane's terminally ill grandfather gave them the seeds of two garden plants - Grandpa Ott's morning glory and German Pink tomato. His parents had brought the seeds from Bavaria when they immigrated to St. Lucas, Iowa in the 1870's.

For more information about Seed Savers Exchange visit their website at:

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