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Author - Acadia Tucker
Publisher - Stone Pier Press


Summary
Stone Pier Press says, "Written by Acadia Tucker and illustrated by Krishna Chavda.

Acadia Tucker’s longtime love affair with perennial foods has produced this easy-to-understand guide to growing and harvesting them. A regenerative farmer deeply concerned about global warming. Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant these hardy crops.

Sturdy and deep rooted, perennials can weather climate extremes more easily than annuals. They tend to thrive without chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and they don’t need as much water, either. These long-lived plants also help build healthy soil, turning the very ground we stand on into a giant carbon sponge.

Tucker lays the groundwork for tending an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it, and she spells out why. Most of the book is dedicated to profiles of 34 popular herbs, fruits, and vegetables, with instructions on how to plant, grow, and harvest them. Tucker also includes 34 recipes.

Growing Perennial Foods is for gardeners who want more resilient plants that can withstand extreme weather. It’s for people who want to do something about climate change. It’s for anyone who has never grown food before and wants to start. It’s time.

Learn how to grow: basil, chive, lavender, leaf fennel, lemon balm, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme, blackberries, blueberries, currants, goji berries, grapes, huckleberries, raspberries, strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, beans, broccoli, garlic, peppers, radicchio, rhubarb, spinach, sunchokes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, walking onions, and watercress.

Growing Perennial Foods: a field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits & vegetables is a companion guide to Growing Good Food: a citizen’s guide to backyard carbon farming."


About the Author
Stone Pier Press says, "Acadia Tucker is a regenerative farmer, climate activist, and author. Her books are a call to action to citizen gardeners everywhere, and lay the groundwork for planting an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it."

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I give this book 9 out of 10 acorns.

Acadia's engaging writing style invites us into her gardens for a guided tour as she describes her routine. She starts this beginner's guide at ground level-the soil! She will teach you options for testing the quality of your soil, and how to improve it.

You will learn the importance of planning your garden by designing a sitemap of your space. A sitemap will help you learn the locations and features of your microclimates. This will help you identify which perineal plant will do best in a specific location.

As for what to plant, she recommends to grow...
…"plant what you actually want to bring into your kitchen."
Plant what you will eat. Keep the plants that do not require heroic effort to keep them alive. If an item refuses to grow, try it in a new location. If it still is trouble, remove it, and try something else.

Best of all, she I includes instructions on how to grow 34 perineal plants. She writes in detail about how to propogate by seed and by cuttings for each plant covered.

I was going to rate this book as 8 out of 10 be because several plants such as tomatos are only perineal where it does not freeze. But it gained an acorn because some of these are prolific self seeders, and act as if they are perineal.

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