This interesting book is packed full of Anni's favourite tasty edible perennials. With explanations of how to source and propagate different vegetables, which plants work well together and plants suited to different environments. It includes basic principles and getting started, growing in polycultures, site selection and more.
"This is a valuable addition to the literature on growing perennial vegetables. The author’s experiences of creating and maintaining polycultures are a great guide and inspiration to this challenging aspect of edible perennial gardening." Martin Crawford, director of the Agroforestry Research Trust and author of Creating a Forest Garden and How To Grow Perennial Vegetables.
"I love Anni’s book. She’s taken traditionally ‘big space’ ideas and approaches and brought them alive on a domestic scale, where most gardeners operate. The bigger picture of redesigning our food system with perennials at its heart underlies, yet it never gets in the way of inspiring and enabling the reader with case studies, examples, advice and experience. A must-have for forward thinking gardeners." Mark Diacono, experimental gardener, journalist and author of A Year at Otter Farm.
|Short title||Edible Perennial Gardening|
|Long title||Edible Perennial Gardening - Growing Successful Polycultures in Small Spaces|
- A little reference bible! Review by Andy P
Written in a refreshingly different style Anni reveals her experiments with many perennial vegetables in often less than perfect conditions, something that as an amateur gardener I find very useful. Many books say a plant wants full sun, for example, but in the real world you can't always do that, Anni style, in comparison, says I planted this or that in shade and this is how well it did. Far more useful.
A move away from conventional vegetables the author opens up a whole new world of possibilities for those keen on growing their own food and also like the idea of Permaculture.
The way it is laid out enables you to use the book as a reference as well and I can see myself regularly opening the book for advice and new ideas of what to plant for years.
A very nice book and a great addition for those who want to explore the possibilities. (Posted on 20/03/2014)
- Excellent reference of Perennial vegetables Review by Andy P
More than worth the money and will be a book that I return to year after year to try new things. (Posted on 19/03/2014)