Plant and Seed Trading forum: All about seeds

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Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
Sedums Winter Sowing Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Belgium Region: Europe
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Herbs Cut Flowers
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JonnaSudenius
Aug 29, 2013 1:13 PM CST
Can you tell me if there is a book that teaches you how to recognize seeds, how to collect seeds, how to clean seeds, how to store seeds, pictures of seeds and seedpods, longevity of seeds, sowing seeds, etc.
If there is a book that is helpfull, please tell me the title and author.
If you can’t find a book about seeds, please tell me what you want to learn about seeds.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
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Xeramtheum
Aug 29, 2013 3:56 PM CST
All of the above! I've certainly gotten to a point where I recognize seed that I work with a lot and also keep records on longevity when it comes to germination as well as the taxonomy such structure pertaining to seed coat thickness, breaking dormancy etc. The main problem with longevity is how they are stored.

I have never come across a single place or found a single book that addresses everything .. it's always piecemeal. If you are planning to write one, please sign me up (and I'll be hoping for an autographed copy).
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 29, 2013 4:40 PM CST
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Butterflies Seed Starter Foliage Fan Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 10, 2013 1:44 PM CST
Me, too, Jonna! Smiling
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Nov 13, 2013 6:44 PM CST
It doesn't cover everything, but "Park's Success With Seeds' has a lot of information I've not found in others books. It even shows seedling photos which can be so helpful. It's out of print but you can still find used copies at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Parks-success-seeds-Ann-Reilly/dp/B000...
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Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
Sedums Winter Sowing Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Belgium Region: Europe
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Herbs Cut Flowers
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JonnaSudenius
Nov 14, 2013 1:31 AM CST
Thank you for the link Joy.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Butterflies Seed Starter Foliage Fan Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 14, 2013 10:35 PM CST
I have this book and it is very helpful. (Park's Success with Seeds).
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Composter Bee Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Region: Texas
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ilovejesus99
Dec 2, 2013 3:51 PM CST
I am going to get one of these too :)
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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abhege
Dec 5, 2013 9:22 AM CST
I ust ordered one! Thanks for the info, Joy!
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Dec 28, 2013 8:30 PM CST
Jonna--SVEIKS!!!

This link shows you what seeds and seedlings of a lot of plants look like.
You can search for a plant by the alphabet list at the bottom.
It also has comments on how to grow. Hope this helps you some.

I have had this saved for a long time. Hope it still works....

http://theseedsite.co.uk/db1.html

Gita
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Feb 12, 2014 11:36 AM CST
I think a book showing what the seedlings look like would be really helpful. I know I have often times pulled up my seedlings before realizing what they are. So many weeds and the seedlings are so tiny and often look NOTHING like I expect!

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