Complete seed-saving guide describing specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 vegetables. Detailed information on each vegetable includes: botanical classification, flower structure and pollination, isolation distance, population size, caging or hand pollination, and proper methods to grow, harvest, dry, clean and store seeds. This edition includes additional information on how to start each vegetable from seed along with expert gardeners from seven major regions of the U.S. who share their extensive local knowledge on seed starting techniques. The best guide available for beginning or experienced gardeners and the grassroots genetic preservation movement. Learn to save seeds resulting in substantial savings and the satisfaction of a self-perpetuating garden. Copyright 2002, softcover, 228 pages.