Eric Toensmeier, 2007, 256 pp.
SECTION: A World of Seeds and Plants,
Perennial food crops can form the “bones” of the garden, to be filled in with annuals as needed. The first part of this book is filled with information about growing perennial vegetables; how to prepare the site, choose which types will work best in your location, plan the best design and propagate the plants. The second part is a listing, organized by plant family, of around 100 different perennial food crops, some familiar and some very exotic, with complete growing information: general overview, history and ecology, description, preferred climate, pest problems, how to grow, harvest and store, and uses. This is a great resource for anyone interested in sustainable gardening or permaculture.
APPROX WEIGHT: 1.3 lbs.