The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds


  • Author : Robert E. Gough
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-07-15
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603427081

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The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds Excerpt :

Enjoy your favorite varieties of garden plants year after year with this comprehensive guide to gathering, preparing, and planting seeds. Authors Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough provide simple instructions that clearly explain the whole process, from basic plant biology to proper seed storage and successful propagation. Gardeners of any experience level will find all the information they need to preserve genetic diversity, cut costs, and extend the life of their favorite plants to the next generation and beyond.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin   Mr  Tiffin s Classroom Series  Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin Mr Tiffin s Classroom Series


  • Author : Margaret McNamara
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Release Date : 2010-09-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307556806

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How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin Mr Tiffin s Classroom Series Excerpt :

Carve out family time with this Halloween read that features the beloved Mr. Tiffin and his students and makes for a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home! This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce topics like skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment! "How many seeds are in a pumpkin?" Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she's talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the little one has 22. Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn't have a guess. Counting pumpkin seeds is messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone's surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! As Charlie happily exclaims, "Small things have a lot going on inside of them." And don’t miss the newest addition to the Mr. Tiffin series, The Dinosaur Expert!

Miss Maple s Seeds Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Miss Maple s Seeds


  • Author : Eliza Wheeler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101627891

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Miss Maple s Seeds Excerpt :

Fans of Miss Rumphius will adore this gorgeous picture book which introduces the kind, nature-loving Miss Maple, who celebrates the miracle in each seed. Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place to sprout. She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow. In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it's time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they’re destined to become. Eliza Wheeler’s luminous paintings feature gorgeous landscapes, lush foliage and charming details. Her tender story celebrates the potential found in each seed—since even the grandest tree and most brilliant flower had to grow from the smallest of seeds. Celebrate every season with Miss Maple, from Earth Day to graduations to harvest festivals.

The Book of Seeds Book

The Book of Seeds


  • Author : Paul Smith
  • Publisher : Ivy Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782406815

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The Book of Seeds Excerpt :

"These seeds will captivate you whether you're a gardener or not." - The Washington Post "A sumptuous guide to 600 of the world’s weirdest and most beautiful species, from the black seed with hair like Donald Trump to pinhead-sized orchid seeds." - The Guardian "The book drives home the incredible botanical wealth that is found on our precious blue planet." - The English Garden True time capsules of life, seeds are significant items of hope and promise. They are the most complex organs plants ever produce, and come in an enormously diverse range of shapes, sizes, and colours; from the impressive coco de mer nut to the microscopic seeds of an orchid, to the extraordinary cobalt blue of the traveller’s palm pit. Seeds are often overshadowed by the adult plant’s size and show. Here, 600 seeds are spotlit, each given equal attention, each shown as glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving of the parent plant. Every profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen’s importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, dispersal method, and scientific significance. Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.

Seeds Move  Book

Seeds Move


  • Author : Robin Page
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534409163

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Seeds Move Excerpt :

Discover the fascinating and surprising ways that seeds move and find a place to grow in this gorgeous picture book from Caldecott Honoree Robin Page. Every seed, big or small, needs sunlight, water, and an uncrowded place to put down roots. But how do seeds get to the perfect place to grow? This exploration of seed dispersal covers a wide range of seeds and the creatures that help them move, from a coconut seed floating on waves to an African grass seed rolled by a dung beetle, to a milkweed seed floating on the wind.

The Tiny Seed Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Tiny Seed


  • Author : Eric Carle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689871498

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The Tiny Seed Excerpt :

Text and illustrations relate the growth of a small seed that survives the winter cold to become a beautiful spring flower. On board pages.

Saving Seeds Book

Saving Seeds


  • Author : Dan Jason
  • Publisher : Harbour Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-01
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550179019

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Saving Seeds Excerpt :

Much of our food comes from seeds. But where do our seeds come from? And where are they going? For much of human history, farmers saved their own seed stocks to ensure a good harvest from year to year. In the mid-twentieth century, governments became involved in seed saving, creating massive seed libraries cataloguing thousands of varieties. This biodiversity has come under attack in recent decades, as corporations have replaced heirloom varieties with genetic engineering and costly trademarks. In such an agricultural climate, saving seeds becomes both a practical act of preservation and powerful act of protest. Over half of Canadian households grow fruits, herbs, vegetables or flowers for personal use, according to Statistics Canada. And each of these home gardens has the potential to preserve vital biodiversity, if only we would let plants go to seed, harvest and preserve them. Saving Seeds is a clear and winsome introduction to the essentials of seed saving, from seed selection criteria to harvest and storage tips. It also addresses the role of seed-saving communities: local swaps, seed companies, friends and neighbours and even how the Internet can support this time-honoured practice. In an era of community gardens, farmers markets and renewed interest in heirloom species, Saving Seeds is a timely call to ensure a more secure future for our seeds and ourselves.

Seeds Book

Seeds


  • Author : Carol C. Baskin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1998-06-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 666
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080540863

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Seeds Excerpt :

Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination differs from all other books on seed germination. It is an all-encompassing volume that provides a working hypothesis of the ecological and environmental conditions under which various kinds of seed dormancy have developed. It also presents information on the seed germination of more than 3500 species of trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous species, making this a valuable reference for anyone studying germination. This book delivers information on characteristics of each type of seed dormancy, how each type of dormancy is broken in nature, and what environmental conditions are required for germination after dormancy is broken. It explains how studies should be done to distinguish persistent from transient seed banks, and covers which species should be controlled, propagated, and conserved. Seeds gives the reader insight and guidelines for doing ecologically meaningful studies on the biogeography and evolution of seed dormancy and germination in order to better understand plant reproductive strategies, life history traits, adaptations to habitats, and physiological processes. Evolutionary/phylogenetic origins and relationships of various kinds of seed dormancy A world biogeographical perspective on seed dormancy and germination Ecophysiology of seeds with each type of dormancy Critical evaluation of methodology used in soil seed bank studies Germination ecology of plants with specialized habitat and life cycle types Genetic and maternal preconditioning effects on seed dormancy and germination Guidelines for doing ecologically-meaningful germination studies

Seeds Toolkit   Module 1 Book

Seeds Toolkit Module 1


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251309490

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Seeds Toolkit Module 1 Excerpt :

This toolkit – made available in English, French and Spanish – will be promoted as practical guidance to assist in the implementation of the national seed strategies. It will provide a number of practical capacity building tools for essential stages of the seed value chain and targeted primarily at seed sector practitioners who will participate in special training workshops to acquire pertinent technical knowledge and will be expected in return to create a multiplier effect through further follow-up FFS trainings down to the level of seed traders and farmers. In doing so, the toolkit will be used as guidance for conducting country-led workshops and other training activities aimed at strengthening quality seed delivery systems and seed regulatory mechanisms in selected countries. The development of capacity in the production of high quality seeds, the seed replacement rates, true seed cost and realistic seed pricing mechanisms as well as the role of different stakeholders are of critical importance in the process of the formulation of national seed policies, which is one of the core areas of FAO’s delivery at the national level.

Forage Seed Production Tropical and subtropical species Book

Forage Seed Production Tropical and subtropical species


  • Author : Daphne T. Fairey
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN 10 : 9780851991917

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Forage Seed Production Tropical and subtropical species Excerpt :

Published in association with the International Herbage Seed Production Research Group, this volume and its companion provide the definitive resource for anyone involved in the breeding and commercial production of grass and legume seeds, whether for grazing systems, horticulture or recreation.

The Bad Seed Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Bad Seed


  • Author : Jory John
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062881861

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The Bad Seed Excerpt :

A New York Times bestseller! Amazon Prime's Most Read Title of 2019! An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month from the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy? With Jory John’s charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

Planting Seeds Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Planting Seeds


  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935209805

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Planting Seeds Excerpt :

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community's collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh's thirty years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD cover a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. The activities are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication. Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the Two Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children's versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included, are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and highlight the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group dynamics, based on a conference with Thich Nhat Hanh, teachers and students. The accompanying CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation, and children's touching the earth. Beautiful, color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) accompany the various practices. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children will find this book and CD helpful. It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others. Illustrated by Wietske Vriezen Illustrato

Every Seed Tells a Tale Book

Every Seed Tells a Tale


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Native plants for cultivation
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0981087205

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Seeds and Trees Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Seeds and Trees


  • Author : Brandon Walden
  • Publisher : Treasured Tree LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1947165682

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Seeds and Trees Excerpt :

"[The story of] a young prince who grows up giving and receiving seeds (words). He faithfully plants and waters those seeds daily, until they grow to become very powerful trees. Later, with the help of a friend, he is able to cut down and uproot the bad ones and then replant good seeds in their place"--Preliminary page.