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October 11, 2016

Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro

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Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders - no annual tilling and potting and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both of which have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought after, anti-oxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.

Author: Eric Toensmeier
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publications; Later Printing edition (June 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1931498407
ISBN-13: 978-1931498401
EPUB 9.60 MB

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