|Is there a good book, or pamphlet on seed starting for real rank beginners?
|There's an excellent book called "The Complete Book of Plant Propagation" by Graham Clarke & Alan Toogood, published by Ward Lock. ISBN 0-7063-7079-1. It explains basic seed starting as well as techniques for division, leaf cutting, layering and grafting. You'll grow into the advanced topics; it's a must for every serious gardener's bookshelf!