The Canadian Edible Garden

The Canadian Edible Garden

Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits & Seeds

Book - 2008
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Food plants have their own ornamental value, adding harmony to existing landscapes without creating a separate vegetable garden. They also provide a fresh, healthy alternative to the tasteless and woody fruits and vegetables bred for long-distance transportation and shipped to our grocery stores from all over the world. In this book, we show how, with just a little effort, you can augment your landscape with edibles of every description in an ecologically sustainable manner: * 65 accounts of vegetables, herbs, fruits and seeds * Veggie favorites: tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, beans and onions * Berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries * The superhealthy: flax, broccoli, kale and garlic * The oddly beautiful: Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, asparagus and artichokes * The ancient and exotic: quinoa, amaranth and fennel * Starting, maintaining and harvesting an edible garden * Propagation and winter care * Solutions to common garden problems.
Publisher: Edmonton : Lone Pine Pub., [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781551055794
1551055791
Characteristics: 248 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

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Apr 06, 2015

This is a good resource for beginning gardeners. It gives ideas for plants to choose, and the full range of care from choosing seeds to propagation and winter care. No beginner needs to worry about all of these immediately, but sound advice is there for whatever a beginner feels comfortable trying. What this book is missing, as it is now 6 years old, is newer strategies that help with water and soil safety and development, such as are included in permaculture and other organic gardening resources, some of which are available at the EPL. Authors to look for as a beginning are Heidi Hermary, Nicole Faires, Toby Hemenway, David Holmgren, Boll Mollison, and simply checking online for organic gardening references.

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