Announcing a fun new book about gardening from Cool Springs Press, Starting & Saving Seeds: Grow the Perfect Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Garden by Julie Thompson-Adolf.
By Julie Thomson-Adolf
Cool Springs Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group
Creating dinner from food you?ve grown provides a fantastic sense of accomplishment. Now, imagine the pleasure of starting plants from seeds, tending them, planting them in your garden, harvesting their fruits, and enjoying a delicious meal or bouquet. But that's not the end of the journey. Now you can turn around and save the best seeds for next year's garden. Suddenly, you?re self-sufficient; you?ve grown your own garden from seed to seed.
In Starting & Saving Seeds (Cool Springs Press, October 2, 2018), you'll find the tools you need to become a seed starting and saving champion. Author and gardening expert Julie Thompson-Adolf walks you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy. You?ll find hints to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate, lists of varieties to add to your garden, charts for quick growing reference, and simple DIY projects to aid your seed starting and saving adventure. (Learn how to make seed bombs and an indoor seed-starting station.) The extensive plant entries inside cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Get started with tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and melons, or chamomile, cosmos, sweet peas, and poppies?accompanied by beautiful photography from Libby Williams.
Whether you?re an experienced gardener new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you?ll soon have healthy, productive, beautiful plants for your garden.
Julie Thompson-Adolf is an obsessive organic gardener, nature nut, eco-adventurer, animal advocate, and seed lover. As an experienced gardener and garden writer, Julie is best known for her brand and blog, Garden Delights. She practices a 'seed-to-table-to-seed? approach, starting her plants from seeds, creating delicious meals and beautiful bouquets from the harvest, and saving seeds to plant in next year's garden. Julie's suburban microfarm is a regular site for tours and teaching. She's a Master Gardener, has served on the National Garden Bureau's Plant Nerds team, and joined with P. Allen Smith for Garden2Blog. Julie's a member of Garden Writers? Association, Slow Food, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and many other environmental and gardening groups. Julie lives in South Carolina and you can learn more at www.juliesgardendelights.com
I am pretty clueless when it comes to gardening even though I am absolutely fascinated by it. I wanted to learn more and for me that meant starting with a good book. This book goes over everything you need to know about the different seeds you can collect and use for growing as well as how to plant and harvest them. There are many colorful photographs and every time I pick up this book it inspires me to want to do more when it comes to growing my own fruits and vegetables. I hope to make this a family project so that my kids can learn alongside me. This book is so great because it assumed (rightfully so) that I know very little and then offers step-by-step instructions so that I can in fact do this for myself!