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How to Grow Perennial VegetablesI read the beginning and only skimmed the majority of the book the A Z list It seems elpful but not encyclopedic So far I love this book Contains lots of plants that I didn t know we re edible I preferred Perennial Vegetables From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro a Gardener s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles Again like many of Martin Crawford s publications there is a lot of recycled information The most overall and general purpose publication is definitely Creating A Forest Garden Thus this one is really not a must read although it is immensely enjoyable inspiring and a good reference tool The list of species is larger too so if you are still not satisfied and curious FOR AFTER CAFG THEN THIS IS after CAFG then this is good place to go There is a bit theory advice of plating patterns using the root layers to minimize competition etc If you really only intend to grow perennial vegetables and don t want to include bushes or trees although the benefits really are much bigger to make use of all I guess it makes sense to just read this of all I guess it makes sense to just read this As always the pictu I was gung o to read this after reading a few initial reviews not on GR from other permaculturists Then I read a few reviews and was feeling wary The reviews ranged from banally unenthusiastic to correctly concerned about serious errors in another of is books serious like incorrect labeling of. Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and reuire a lot less time and effort than annuals In this book Martin Crawford gives comprehensive advice on all types of perennial vegetables edible plants that live longer than three years including coppi. ,

review How to Grow Perennial Vegetables

Pictures When it comes to edibles it s important to get that right I m not sure if this book is by the same publisherI already ad it set on old when my expectations wilted and when it came in I saw that Hugh Fearnley Whittingsall
wrote the intro 
the intro very much admire Hugh My opes yo yo ed back upI got good information from this book Most of it is just an index of plants I learned Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue highly useful things that I d never seen mentioned about rhubarb udo and edible bamboo particularly anent the prized varietals Also this was the first book where mineral accumulators were given a special section I am astonished that I mours and ours of reading into my *RESEARCH BUT I VE NEVER RUN *but I ve never run a simple mineral accumulator chart I do wonder if I just overlooked them beforeI ve come across a sort of bifurcation in just overlooked them beforeI ve come across a sort of bifurcation in polyculture critics it s either Toensmeier or Crawford I guess I d ave to take Toensmeier if I could only I magnifici dieci have oneCrawford seems stingy with acknowledging others expertises The only reference to another book that I can recall was to one ofis own books Most of the other authors in this field are very generous with their recommendations and citations and reliance on others work Good nicely organized and attractively laid out A large selection of plants represented both common and uncommon varieties Good information on culinary uses of Ced trees auatic plants and edible woodland species There are many advantages to growing perennial vegetables for example they need less tillage than conventionally grown vegetables so the soil structure is not distrubed in their cultivation and. ,
He plantsBad Seemed oriented towards the UK than US obviously fine if you live in the UK Info on cultivation was a little inconsistent US obviously fine if you live in the UK Info on cultivation was a little inconsistent sometimes incompleteOverall this works great as a source of inspiration for new plants to grow but I d probably turn to another reference to confirm the growing conditions and day to day needs of the plants Haven t finished this book but The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen have begun to notice that some critical safety information is lacking There seems to be a lot of good informationere and it s an important topic but this should probably NOT be anyone s go to book on perennial vegetables Here is an ongoing list of poor information I m finding I feel like I should share these notes for anyone reading this book or thinking about adding it to their library American elder Sambucus canadensis an amazingly useful plant and rightfully included in this book but the author leaves out the fact that all parts of this plant are toxic when raw and need to be cookedColumbine Auilegia vulgaris I ve read elsewhere that most of the Auilegia genus vulgaris I ve read elsewhere that most of the Auilegia genus considered toxic The author doesn t mention any reports of toxicity He says that all A vulgaris varieties can be used as a vegetable while also saying that it readily Seashells hybridises with other Auilegia species if you were going to let the plant re seed ase recommends you might ave problemsMore to Come I M Sur. I m sur. Carbon is retailed int e soil They extend the arvesting season especially in early spring; they are often of value to beneficial insects than are annual vegetables; many perennial vegetables contain igher levles of mineral nutrients than annua. ,