Ball Culture Guide
The Ball Culture Guide: The Encyclopedia of Seed Germination has been a mainstay resource for growers since its introduction in 1989. That first volume was the culmination of a decade’s worth of research and development in seed germination knowledge and experience, thanks to the new technology of plug production.
Today, just as he did in 1989, horticulturist Jim Nau, the author of all four editions of the Ball Culture Guide, provides detailed information on germination, scheduling, production temperatures, lighting requirements, propagation and growing-on tips, final garden height and much more. The chart format makes it an easy-to-use guide for producing a multitude of seed-grown crops in all categories—annuals, perennials, potted crops, cut flowers, foliage plants, vegetables, herbs and ornamental grasses.
This latest Ball Culture Guide expands upon the previous edition by adding more than 100 new crops, including additional genera, bringing the total of popular seed crops covered to almost 400. Also, while the book’s title refers to the Ball Horticultural Company, Ball Publishing’s parent, it is a compendium of species from seed firms from around the world, making it a must-have resource for anyone growing floriculture crops from seed.
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