Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritme Garden

Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritme Garden

by Bill Thorness
     
 

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Growing heirloom vegetables is the ultimate way to eat local, and this compact and informative guide will show you how. Edible Heirlooms collects 26 edible plants best suited to West Coast gardens, from British Columbia to the San Francisco Bay area. Explore the history and vitality of notable plants, from Russian Red kale and January King cabbage to Mr. Stripey

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Growing heirloom vegetables is the ultimate way to eat local, and this compact and informative guide will show you how. Edible Heirlooms collects 26 edible plants best suited to West Coast gardens, from British Columbia to the San Francisco Bay area. Explore the history and vitality of notable plants, from Russian Red kale and January King cabbage to Mr. Stripey tomatoes and Scarlet Nantes carrots. Such heirloom varieties are wholly different from your standard produce-department fare. Not only are they interesting, beautiful, and delicious (bred for taste, not long shelf-life, they often boast intense flavor), heirloom plants each have a story to tell-whether it's the spicy Spanish Roja garlic brought to Oregon in the late 1800s or Forellenschluss lettuce, an old Austrian variety whose name means "speckled like a trout." With Edible Heirlooms, gourmands and gardeners alike will enjoy putting vegetables on the table every day.

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ISBN-13:
9781594851421
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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