Starting Plants from Seeds
Starting Plants from Seeds, a Horticulture Information Leaflet from NC State University, provides a step-by-step overview of starting your seeds. Perhaps most valuable is the chart detailing when to start various types of seeds, as well as days to germination and light requirements.
For links to all their horticulture leaflets, go to the index page.
The Exotic Garden
The author of The Exotic Garden: Designing with Tropical Plants in Almost Any Climate (Taunton Press, 1999; $27.95), Dr. Richard Iversen, spent time in Barbados teaching tropical horticulture; upon his return to his teaching post at the State University of New York at Farmingdale, he planted a tropical garden. This book details the challenges and rewards of growing tropical plants in temperate environments, and includes plant descriptions and lush photography. Perfect for an inspiring read on a chilly winter day!