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Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier - book review needed  RSS feed

 
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Can anyone tell me if the book Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier covers species that are appropriate for zone 9? I see that he has included over 100 species, which doesn't sound like very many when you consider all the USDA Hardiness zones in the U.S.
 
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Have you looked at the Perennial Vegetables website? It lists perennial vegetables for a lot of different climates, including some warm (or hot!) climates: http://perennialvegetables.org/perennial-vegetables-for-each-climate-type/
 
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Thanks Tyler. I had no idea there were so many. I'm starting to think we may be able to grow almost everything we need to consume, all as perennials. Amazing.
 
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Tyler - that is a GREAT link! And I see ramps on my list - I must find them as I think I have the perfect spot to grow them. I will stink to high heaven if I eat them but there's not much better than a cast iron skillet full of potatoes, bacon and ramps. Add some cornbread and the day is made.
 
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I've had trouble finding sources for a number of the plants which are rare in the US, or for some there may be only one vendor.
 
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