Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers
A keen home plant breeder himself, expert horticulturalist Joseph Tychonievich has crafted a friendly and accessible book which seeks to guide aspiring amateurs through the basic scientific techniques of home plant breeding, in a practical way. His lively and enthusiastic approach to informing readers with different levels of gardening experience on how to breed their own heirloom produce comes from his recognition of the skill and creativity of many home gardeners in this area. He understands that some of the best heirloom plants have been brought to life by ordinary gardeners who selected the most tough, reliable or colourful varieties in their own gardens; now Tychonievich wants to arm his readers with the right tools and knowledge to do the same and achieve excellent results.
Joseph Tychonievich studied horticulture, plant breeding, and genetics at Michigan State University. He has extensive experience as a nurseryman in the US and internationally. He currently runs his own nursery, which specialises in Alpine plants.