Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener

How to Create Unique Vegetables & Flowers

Book - 2013
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Brighter zinnias, fragrant carnations, snappier green beans

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener makes it easier than ever to breed and grow your own varieties of vegetables and flowers. This comprehensive and accessible guide explains how to decide what to breed, provides simple explanations on how to cross plants, and features a basic primer on genetics and advanced techniques. Case studies provide breeding examples for favorite plants like daffodils, hollyhocks, roses, sweet corn, and tomatoes.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781604693645
Branch Call Number: 635 TYCHONI
Characteristics: 215 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sidrow, Marla


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May 13, 2013

Liberating and exhilarating! You are a backyard gardener. You have always yearned for a carnation with fragrance, a habanero pepper with the flavour but not the heat, a zinnia in your favourite colours. Here's how to do it, and anything else you want to try to grow. Easy to read with tons of hints and places to connect with other backyard plant breeders. Great book!


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