In article <Bh4a5.41$m26.36587 at news.pacbell.net>,
Bracey <tiedenospam at pacbell.net> wrote:
>>Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices by Hudson Thomas
>Hartmann(Editor), et al (Hardcover )
>Our Price: $105.00 /
THis is the real standard textbook, AFAIK. THere have been at least seven
editions. You can often find an older one for cheap in used book stores.
For home or small scale propagation, the older editions are actually better,
as the emphasis in later editions is on automated industrial-scale propagation.
Older methods may not be as good for producing thousands of plants as cheaply
as possible, but they are often more suited to producing a few or a few dozen
plants by hand.
Btw, the thing Hartmann & Kester has a lot of, that you won't find in most
plant propagation books, is the 'principles' or 'theory', i.e. the anatomy
and physiology that make propagation methods work. If you are one of those
people who likes to understand what is really going on rather than just
following a recipe, this is what you want.