In this world of multinational seed companies, plant patents, biotech monopolies and dwindling vegetable varieties, more and more gardeners and farmers are recognizing that we need to take back our seeds. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a huge allocation of land, or even a lot of time. Learn how to breed for performance using organic or sustainable growing methods, save seed and maintain varieties, and conduct your own on-farm variety trials. An essential guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Copyright 1993, 2000, softcover, 384 pages.