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ISBN: 9781931498401
Year Added to Catalog: 2007
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: full-color photographs, illustrations, recipes
Number of Pages: 8 x 10, 256 pages
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1931498407
Release Date: May 16, 2007
Web Product ID: 162

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Perennial Vegetables

From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, a Gardener's Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles

by Eric Toensmeier

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword

Part I: Gardening with Perennial Vegetables

A New Class of Food Plants

  • The Species Profiled in This Book

 

  • Article: Types of Perennial Vegetables

 

  • The Benefits of Perennial Vegetables

 

  • Drawbacks of Perennial Vegetables

 

A Note on “Perennials Grown as Annuals”

  • Why You’ve Probably Never Heard of Them Before

 

  • Article: The Origins of Annual Agriculture in North America

 

  • Design Ideas

 

  • Perennial Vegetables in the Annual Vegetable Garden

 

  • Edible Landscaping

 

  • Table: Ornamental Perennial Vegetables for the Edible Landscape

 

  • Article: ECHO: A Subtropical Edible Landscape

 

  • The Edible Water Garden

 

  • Perennial Polycultures

 

  • Table: Multifunctional Perennial Vegetables for Polycultures

 

  • Article: Permaculture and Perennial Polycultures

 

Naturalizing Perennial Vegetables

  • Selecting Species

 

  • Sun, Soils, and Water

 

  • Table: Perennial Vegetables with Special Tolerances

 

  • Climate

 

  • Article: Guidelines and Inspiration for Each Climate Type

 

  • Table: Tropical Species That Can Be Grown as Annuals in Cold

 

Climates

  • Article: Tropical Trees as Dieback Perennials in Zones 8 and 9

 

  • Growing Native and Nonnative Species

 

  • Article: Rethinking Nonnatives

 

  • Techniques

 

Site Preparation

  • Table: Soil Amendments: Which, When, and How Much

 

  • Article: Sheet Mulching: Instant Eden

 

  • Planting and Establishment

 

  • Maintenance

 

  • Table: Diagnosing Nutrient Imbalances

 

Cultural Practices

  • Managing Pests, Diseases, and Varmints

 

  • Article: Plant/Replant Perennials

 

  • Table: Common Diseases of Perennial Vegetables

 

  • Table: Pests of Perennial Vegetables

 

  • Article: Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

 

  • Table: Varmints of Perennial Vegetables

 

  • Article: The Edible Water Garden

 

Propagation

Backyard Breeding

  • How to Use This Book

 

  • Use Caution When Sampling New Food Plants for the First Time

 

  • Article: Understanding Latin Names

 

  • How to Read the Profiles

 

  • Article: Sample Plant Profile

 

  • Onward

 

Part II: Plant Profiles

Alismataceae: The Water-Plantain Family

  • Arrowhead

 

  • Alliaceae: The Onion Family

 

  • Multiplier Onions

 

  • Ramps

 

  • Other Perennial Alliums

 

Amaranthaceae: The Amaranth Family

  • Sissoo Spinach

 

Apiaceae: The Celery Family

  • Arracacha

 

  • Article: The “Lost Crops” of the Incas

 

  • Lovage

 

Water Celery

 

  • Skirret

 

Araceae: The Aroid Family

  • Edible Aroids (Taro, Belembe, Tannier)

 

  • Article: Calcium Oxalate

 

Araliaceae: The Aralia Family

  • Udo

 

Asteraceae: The Aster Family

  • Chicory and Dandelion

 

  • Globe Artichoke

 

  • Okinawa Spinach

 

  • Sunchoke

 

  • Article: Inulin

 

  • Fuki

 

  • Scorzonera

 

  • Yacon

 

Basellaceae: The Malabar Spinach Family

  • Malabar Spinach

 

  • Ulluco

 

Brassicaceae: The Cabbage Family

  • Perennial Brassicas (Cabbage, Kale, and Broccoli)

 

  • Articles: Pests of the Brassicaceae

 

  • Turkish Rocket

 

  • Sea Kale

 

  • Sylvetta Arugula

 

  • Watercress

 

Cactaceae: The Cactus Family

  • Nopale Cactus

 

Cannaceae: The Canna Family

  • Achira

 

Caricaceae: The Papaya Family

  • Papaya

 

Chenopodiaceae: The Goosefoot Family

  • Saltbush

 

  • Article: Oxalic Acid

 

  • Sea Beet

 

  • Good King Henry

 

Convolvulaceae: The Morning Glory Family

  • Water Spinach

 

  • Sweet Potato

 

Cucurbitaceae: The Squash Family

  • Perennial Cucumber

 

  • Malabar Gourd

 

  • Bitter Melon

 

  • Chayote

 

  • Article: Extending the Range of Chayote and Other Day-Length Sensitive Plants

 

Cyperaceae: The Sedge Family

  • Chufa

 

  • Water Chestnut

 

Dioscoreaceae: The Yam Family

  • Air Potato

 

  • Article: Invasive Pros and Cons

 

  • Yams

 

Dryopteridiaceae: The Wood-Fern Family

  • Ostrich Fern

 

Euphorbiaceae: The Spurge Family

  • Chaya

 

Bull Nettles

 

  • Cassava

 

  • Katuk

 

Fabaceae: The Pea Family

  • Groundnut

 

  • Basul

 

  • Hyacinth Bean

 

Water Mimosa

  • Perennial Beans

 

  • Winged Bean

 

Lamiaceae: The Mint Family

  • Chinese Artichoke

 

Liliaceae: The Lily Family

  • Asparagus

 

  • Yellow Asphodel

 

  • Camass

 

  • Daylily

 

  • Giant Solomon’s Seal

    Malvaceae: The Mallow Family

    • Edible Hibiscus

     

    • Cranberry Hibiscus

     

    • Musk Mallow

     

    Meliaceae: The Neem Family

 

  • Fragrant Spring Tree

 

Moraceae: The Mulberry Family

  • Breadfruit

 

Moringaceae: The Moringa Family

  • Moringa

 

Musaceae: The Banana Family

  • Banana and Plantain

 

Nelumbonaceae: The Water Lotus Family

  • Water Lotus

 

Oxalidaceae: The Wood-Sorrel Family

  • Oca

 

Phytolaccaceae: The Pokeweed Family

  • Pokeweed

 

  • Haitian Basket Vine

 

Poaceae: The Grass Family

  • Clumping Bamboos

 

  • Table: Clumping Bamboo Species

 

  • Running Bamboos

 

  • Table: Running Bamboo Species

 

  • Article: Rhizome Barriers for Aggressive Running Bamboos

 

  • Pitpit

 

Polygonaceae: The Smartweed Family

  • Rhubarb

 

  • Sorrel

 

Solanaceae: The Nightshade Family

  • Wolfberry

 

  • Ground Cherry

 

  • Pepino Dulce

 

  • Article: Pests and Diseases of the Solanaceae

 

  • Peppers, Tomatoes, Eggplants, and Potatoes

 

Tetragoniaceae: The New Zealand Spinach Family

  • New Zealand Spinach

 

Tiliaceae: The Linden Family

  • Linden

 

Trapaeolaceae: The Nasturtium Family

  • Mashua

 

Urticaceae: The Nettle Family

  • Nettle and Wood Nettle

 

Part III: Resources

Species Selection Matrix

Recommended Reading

Sources of Perennial Vegetables

Sources of Gardening Supplies

Bibliography

Index


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