Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables & Flowers
By Joseph Tychonievich
It's the holy grail of gardening: a plant that perfectly matches your tastes and the conditions of your garden. The hitch is, you're not likely to find it in your local nursery or 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 seed of the varieties that tasted or performed the best.
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 and set achievable goals. It provides simple explanations on how to cross-pollinate plants, and features a basic primer on genetics (in non-technical language) and advanced techniques.