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Macdonald Campus Seed Library


Ball Culture Guide: The Encyclopedia of Seed Germination

Gives specific germination, scheduling, and growing recommendations for over 300 of the most popular seed-grown crops. Available in print at the Macdonald Campus Library (call number SB406.83 N38 1999).
A guide to plant propagation that illustrates practical step-by-step propagation techniques and offers an alphabetically arranged overview of more than one thousand garden plants. Available in print at the Macdonald Campus Library (call number SB119 B79 2006).
Starting from seed gives you access to the world's vast storehouse of edible, ornamental, and wild plants. This fully illustrated, easy-to-use guide includes everything you need to know to collect, store, and grow seeds successfully. Available in print at the Macdonald Campus Library (call number SB319.65 S73 1998).

Starting Seeds: How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flower from Seed

Growing plants from seeds isn't difficult; it just takes a little know-how. Now, gardeners of any experience level can get a jump on the growing season with this concise, straightforward guide. Ellis provides the basic information that you need and teaches you foolproof starting techniques for a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Available at the Macdonald Campus Library (call number SB119 E45 2012).

Online Resources

Seed Starting

Seed Starting 101

Starting Plants from Seed

Planting Times

First and last frost dates for Quebec

Seed and Planting Calendar for Montreal


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