Thursday, April 23, 2009

Recommended Book on Perennial Vegetable Gardening

Book Review: Perennial Vegetables

In Perennial Vegetables, Eric Toensmeier discusses over a hundred different varieties of vegetables with a perennial growing habit and important perennial vegetable cultivation techniques, including site selection and preparation. Toensmeier provides detailed information about the growing habit of both popular perennial vegetable varieties, such as rhubarb, artichoke and asparagus, as well as lesser known varieties that gardeners may want to experiment with, including Sea Beets and Air Potatoes.

The book is well suited for growers in a variety of climate zones, and includes a section on design ideas to help with garden layout. Both beginning and advanced gardeners interested in learning more about the the growing of perennial vegetable varieties will find this book a valuable addition to their gardening library.