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Edible perennial gardening : growing successful polycultures in small spaces

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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.

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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica 635 KELS (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781856231497
  • ISBN: 1856231496
  • Physical Description: ix, 164 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Hampshire : Permanent Publications, ©2014.

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Setting an Objective - five and grow as many perennial vegetables as possible -- Starting points -- Be realistic but push the boundaries of possibility -- Definitions -- What is special about perennial vegetables? -- Are there any disadvantages? -- Find and grow as many perennial vegetables as possible -- Principles -- Foundations and Underlying Themes - permaculture, forest gardening and natural farming -- Permaculture -- Edible forest gardening -- Masanobu Fukuoka and natural farming -- Synthesis -- A wider context -- What are we 'transitioning' towards? -- Living Soil and Plant Nutrition -- The basics of soil structure -- Healthy soil is alive -- Soil food webs -- Dead food web -- Living food web -- Plants need the right nutrients -- The gardener's part -- Growing in Polycultures - Diversity by Design -- What is a polyculture? -- The advantages of polycultures -- The elements of polycultures -- Plant size, shape and form -- Choosing Perennial Vegetables - Part One -- Selecting suitable perennials -- Perennial leafy greens and shoots -- Perennial green vegetables - cabbage family -- Other perennial kales -- Perennial green vegetables - other plant families -- Perennial onions -- Perennial roots and tubers -- Choosing Perennial Vegetables - Part Two -- Annuals that can be grown as perennials -- Annual greens as perennials -- Other useful annual greens -- Annual roots grown as perennials -- Perennials I would have liked to be able to grow better -- Miscellaneous other perennial vegetables -- Flowers -- Cooking with New Foods -- Eating your perennial vegetables -- Hearty chick pea and kale soup -- Kale and leek colcannon -- Kale with ginger, garlic and chilli -- Wild rocket soup -- Roasted perennial root vegetables -- Palnts to Complete a Polyculture -- Tall plants -- Medium height plants -- Ground cover and low plants -- Climbers -- Nitrogen fixers -- Flowers -- Pathways to Polyculture -- Starting points and general principles -- Planning a polyculture -- Creating edible polycultures -- Size and scale -- Site Selection and Preparation -- Whereto grow perennial vegetables -- Site preparation and initial fertility -- Establishing the patch and ongoing fertility -- Raising plants from seed -- Fruit trees, bushes and forest gardens -- Potted polycultures -- Storing produce -- 'Managing' a Polyculture -- On balance -- Principles -- How does this work in practice? -- 'Weeding' -- Mineral accumulators -- Nitrogen fixers -- Pests and diseases -- Fertility -- The 'do nothing' vegetable patch -- Productivity -- Edible landscaping -- Resilience -- Reflection.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Perennial vegetables.
Vegetable gardening.
Container gardening.
Perennial vegetables.
Vegetable gardening.


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