ISBN: 9781856231497 Year Added to Catalog: 2014 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 4-color Dimensions: 9.5 Number of Pages: 176 Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Release Date: April 15, 2014 Web Product ID: 783
Everything you need to know about getting started in growing your own food in a low maintenance perennial garden.
Do you dream of a low-maintenance perennial garden that is full to the brim of perennial vegetables that you don’t have to keep replanting, but have only a small space? Do you want a garden that doesn’t take much of your time and that needs little attention to control the pests and diseases that eat your crops? Do you want to grow unusual vegetable varieties? You can have all of this with Edible Perennial Gardening. Anni Kelsey has meticulously researched the little-known subject of edible perennials and selected her favorite, tasty varieties. She explains how to source and propagate different vegetables, which plants work well together in polycultures, and what you can plant in small, shady, or semi shady beds, as well as in sunny areas. It includes:
Getting started and basic principles
Permaculture, forest gardening, and natural farming
Growing in polycultures How to chose suitable leafy greens, alliums, roots, tubers, and herbs
Site selection and preparation
Low-maintenance management strategies
If you long for a forest garden but simply don’t have the space for tree crops, or want to grow a low-maintenance edible polyculture, this book will explain everything you need to know to get started on a new gardening adventure that will provide you with beauty and food for your household and save you money.
About the Author
Anni Kelsey graduated with a first-class degree in geography from Aberystwyth University in 1990. She has worked as a research officer for a councilís economic development department and on various urban regeneration projects. She is passionate about permaculture, forest gardening, and the Transition Movement. ...