Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the book Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier. Eric is the author of other books such as Paradise Lot and Edible Forest Gardens (which he co wrote with Dave Jackie). This book though is the most practical for the average homesteader that just wants to grow food without replanting every year.
In this book you will learn about over 100 perennial veggies and what it takes to grow them. Eric covers more than just a list of plants. He goes into some plants that are ideal for aquatic systems and others that you can grow in green houses along many that can be grown in most of the United States out doors.
I feel there is a great deal of work to be done with breeding and developing more perennial vegetables but Eric’s book is the most concise guide to where were are right now I know of, that is why I have it on my book shelf.
On that, on this book I highly recommend going for the hard copy over the kindle version. There are a lot of photos, charts and other visual components that simply work better in hard copy. Along with the fact that the kindle edition flatly has some editing and lay out problems.
So if you want to up your game with perennial veggies check out Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier today.
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P.S. – I also want to toss in a pitch here for Eric’s other book, Paradise Lot. It is really easy to read and I learned a ton reading it as well. It is not like Perennial Vegetables, which is more like a text book sticking to facts. It is more narrative and tells the story of Eric and his friend Jonathan transforming an urban backyard. They did this by buying a duplex, each took a half and they opened the back yard as a common area. So consider this a bonus recommendation for another great book.