Around the world in 80 plants: An edible perrenial vegetable adventure for temperate climates

Around the world in 80 plants: An edible perrenial vegetable adventure for temperate climates

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By (author) Stephen Barstow, Foreword by Alys Fowler

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  • Publisher: Permanent Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 238mm x 16mm | 620g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2015
  • Publication City/Country: East Meon, Hampshire
  • ISBN 10: 1856231410
  • ISBN 13: 9781856231411
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 102,676

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This book introduces us to the author's top 80 perennial leafy green vegetables and will be of interest both to traditional vegetable and even ornamental gardeners. It includes recipes inspired by local traditional gastronomy. This book takes us on an original and inspiring adventure around the temperate world, introducing us to the author's top 80 perennial leafy green vegetables. We are taken underground gardening in Tokyo, beach gardening in the UK, and traditional roof gardening in the Norwegian mountains...There are stories of the wild foraging traditions of indigenous people in all continents: from the Maori of New Zealand and the rich food traditions of the Mediterranean peoples to the high altitude food plants of the Sherpas in the Himalayas. Around the World in 80 Plants will be of interest both to traditional vegetable and ornamental. A thorough description is given of each vegetable, its traditions, stories, cultivation, where to source seed and plants, and how to propagate it.Sprinkled with recipes inspired by local traditional gastronomy, this is a fascinating book, an entertaining adventure, and a real milestone in climate-friendly vegetable growing from a pioneering expert on the subject.

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Dr. Stephen Barstow has devoted 30 years to trialling the world's perennial vegetables - just witness his salad comprising 528 varieties in 2003, earning him the title of 'Extreme Salad Man'!

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Stephen Barstow presents fascinating and useful information about his top 80 perennial leafy vegetables including lots of historical references, his and other recipe ideas, along with photos and more. Many of these are easily grown and can be ornamental as well as great edibles. This will be a really useful book helping extend the range of food plants for gardeners. Martin Crawford, director of the Agroforestry Research Trust, author and agroforestry expert