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I found out that I had some failures with my first attempts at seed saving.Some successes, too! I did everything the way I was supposed to according to the book that I have. Also, I have been wondering about a good book on propagating from root cuttings and leaves, etc. Does anyone have a bookk they would reccommend that covers all aspects of plant propagation....that you have tried the methods and had success with? Thanks!

-- Doreen (, April 16, 2001


Have a couple suggestions on both. You didn't give the title of the book on saving seeds that you have, so pardon if I list it here!

Seed to Seed Saving Seeds

Secrets of Plant Propagation

The second two are both by Storey Books. The first is commonly listed in BHM, MEN, and I have seen it in Countryside. Sorry... They aren't handy, so I can't name the authors.

-- Sue Diederich (, April 16, 2001.

Thanks, Sue. Mine is called Seed Sowing and Saving. It is most likely my fault and not the books, but I have seen some articles that describe different techniques than the ones in my book and I just thought that perhaps someone would have more experience with it than myself, and hopefully more success!

-- Doreen (, April 16, 2001.

Try this site; Good luck, Daryll

-- Daryll (, April 21, 2001.

Daryll! That is a great site. Thanks so much!!!!

-- Doreen (, April 21, 2001.


The book Sue mentioned, "Secrets of Plant Propagation" is the most excellent book I have seen on the subect. It is by Lewis Hill; the Storey paperback edition is dated 1985 and the ISBN is 0-88266-370-4. It is available from Amazon and probably and Barnes and Noble as well.

For seed saving Marc Rogers' "Growing & Saving Vegetable Seeds"(1978 Garden Way)is pretty good and very basic. You can get it from Amazon and the rest, too.

-- Rags (, June 10, 2001.

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