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The Burpee Seed Company publishes "Seed Starter," by Maureen Heffernan (MacMillian, 1997, $19.95). The instructions for all aspects of starting seeds indoors and out are clear and well-illustrated. Although the seed varieties listed are those sold by Burpee, the instructions are applicable to other varieties as well.Skip to next paragraph
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For those fascinated by botany but daunted by technical accounts, "Botany for Gardeners," by Brian Capon (Timber Press, 1990, $17.95) is written in layman's terms. Capon explains plant structure, growth, reproduction, and how these should influence your gardening.