Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener by Joseph Tychonievich
How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers

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The author’s gift is to present the technical world of plant breeding so simply and in such a captivating manner that anyone can understand it—and everyone will want to try it.
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It’s the holy grail of gardening: a plant that perfectly matches your tastes and the conditions in your garden. The hitch? You’re not likely to find it at your local garden center. You’re going to have to create it yourself.

But don’t worry—it isn’t hard. After all, gardeners have been doing it for centuries, simply by saving seeds of the varieties that tasted or performed best. But you’ll get even better results by following the advice in Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener. You’ll learn how to set achievable goals in your breeding program; the ins and outs of genetics; how to pick the best parent plants; how to cross-pollinate; the best techniques to use for popular vegetables and flowers; and how to harvest and store seeds.

In no time at all, you’ll be producing a tomato perfect for your palette, a pepper with just the right amount of heat, or a more fragrant rose!

 

About Joseph Tychonievich

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Joseph Tychonievich studied horticulture, plant breeding, and genetics at Michigan State University. He is the nursery manager at Arrowhead Alpines.
 
Published March 12, 2013 by Timber Press. 217 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Geri Laufer on Mar 14 2013

The author’s gift is to present the technical world of plant breeding so simply and in such a captivating manner that anyone can understand it—and everyone will want to try it.

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