I would love to make some new posts about perennial vegetables - but I'm unsure what would be the most interesting to you all.
Here are some potential blog post topics relating to perennial vegetables. Please vote for the one you would like me to write about!
Do you have other blog post topic ideas relating to perennial vegetables that you would like to see? Please leave a reply stating what would be an interesting blog post for you relating to perennial vegetables.
Actually all of these appeal! With super slow internet, it is often hard to see posts with a lot of pictures because I time out and get error messages. I attempted to read your blog but my computer won't let me😭 But the little I could get looks great.
I will be trying to track down the Perennial Vegetable book through the library system here.
Thanks for all the work you put into putting the information out there!
Like Tina, I'm on sloooooow Internet and can't see more than one or too photos before things time out. Something for posters who add graphics and photos to consider ....... If your target audience is actual homesteaders, most live in rural areas with iffy Internet.
Here's some topic suggestions....
...how to prepare the ground prior to planting.
...how to fertilize perennials
...how to propagate various perennials
It's never too late to start! I retired to homestead on the slopes of Mauna Loa, an active volcano. I relate snippets of my endeavor on my blog : www.kaufarmer.blogspot.com
Thank you all for the responses! I had forgotten about propagating perennial vegetables as an option!
Also, thank you Su and Tina for mentioning the slow internet issue. I'm going to have to think about how to address that issue on my site... I have optimized my images to greatly reduce their size and the site loads fairly fast according to my google analytics data but of course that is not taking into account people in rural areas with slower internet.
I don't want to distract from this thread's topic on perennial vegetables but I will make a new thread about the issue of sites not loading for people in rural areas with slow internet. That thread will be a good place for us to continue this conversation and perhaps brainstorm some ways to balance it all.
Please keep the responses to the original question on perennial vegetables coming! Thank you all!
Thank you all for the responses - I just finished making my editorial calendar for my blog covering my next post (Jan 28th) through the last Monday in August. I added several posts on perennial vegetables based on the feedback. The posts will include a general intro to perennial vegetables, a couple posts on which perennial vegetables can replace traditional vegetables (1 for greens, 1 for roots, and 1 for veggie sides), and lists of perennial vegetables broken into zone groups (3-5, 6-8, 9-11).
I may do one on propagating perennial vegetables in the future but I need to grow more on my own homestead first to see which techniques work the best. Though I might be able to find that info online and just create a summary post...
Thanks for this uber informative post. I am getting ever interested in perennial vegetables and fruits because of the huge success of my raspberry plant. I will be creating a long row of them in a new garden from that one plant. It has about 50 canes which have been trimmed back and are about ready to be transplanted when we get just a wee bit warmer weather. I would lover to have a whole garden full of low maintenance fruit and vegetables that come up every year. Yee hah.
Also I fully understand and second the slow too no internet issue. At times my spurred is not so limited that I cannot open your blog, but then I go to the other extreme where I have no signal at all. The cost of living in a very remote area.