How to Grow Perennial Vegetables: Low-maintenance, Low-impact Vegetable Gardening

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9781900322843: How to Grow Perennial Vegetables: Low-maintenance, Low-impact Vegetable Gardening

Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and require 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 coppiced trees, aquatic 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 carbon is retailed int he soil. They extend the harvesting season, especially in early spring; they are often of more value to beneficial insects than are annual vegetables; many perennial vegetables contain higher levles of mineral nutrients than annuals.

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Martin Crawford has spent more than 20 years in organic agriculture and horticulture, and is director of the Agroforestry Research Trust, a nonprofit charity that researches temperate agroforestry and all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub, and perennial crops. The Trust produces several publications and a quarterly journal, and sells plants and seeds. He is the author of several books, including Creating a Forest Garden and A Forest Garden Year.

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“Martin Crawford is a frontiersman, a pioneering teacher and an inspiration. Both his work and his garden are national treasures.”  —Chris Nichols, Director of the Ashridge MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility

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Verlag: Green Books Apr 2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1900322846 ISBN 13: 9781900322843
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Buchbeschreibung Green Books Apr 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Explains how to grow and use more than 100 species of vegetables, from the highly respected author of 'Creating A Forest Garden'. From rhubarb and skirret to Jerusalem artichoke and nodding onions, there are full colour photos throughout, and a foreword from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. \*Also appeared in March Buyer's Notes\* 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781900322843

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