For gardeners looking to gain a better understanding of germination
techniques, I recommend the following books:
The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere and Emilee Gettle. The
owners of the largest heirloom seed company in the US have finally written a book of their own with planting,
growing, harvesting and seed saving tips.
The New Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. It is
an excellent primer for novice gardeners, but contains a wealth of reference information for more experienced
gardeners. The book is primarily geared toward vegetable gardening.
Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable
Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy. This is an excellent book from the good
folks at Seed Savers. The focus in this text is on saving seeds from plants in your garden. Why pay for
seeds when you already have a seed producing plant?
Ball Culture Guide by Jim Nau. This book is out of
print. I was fortunate to purchase my copy new, but used copies are available at Amazon. This is purely
a reference for growers, particularly greenhouses. Older editions are available for less, but the content is
not as extensive.