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Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritme Garden
     

Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritme Garden

by Bill Thorness
 

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* Features a variety of heirloom vegetables appealing to gourmands and gardeners alike

* Growing heirloom plants is the ultimate way to eat local

* Scarlet nantes get a lot more looks than the standard orange carrot

Exploring the need for heirloom plants in the twenty-first century, Edible Heirlooms takes a look at the history and vitality of the

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* Features a variety of heirloom vegetables appealing to gourmands and gardeners alike

* Growing heirloom plants is the ultimate way to eat local

* Scarlet nantes get a lot more looks than the standard orange carrot

Exploring the need for heirloom plants in the twenty-first century, Edible Heirlooms takes a look at the history and vitality of the heirloom plant, from Russian Red Kale to January King Cabbage.

This informative guide collects 26 edible heirloom plants best suited to gardeners in the maritime West-from British Columbia to the San Francisco Bay area -- and provides information on species variety, growing tips, plant history and suggested uses. Chapters contain instructions on how to save your own seeds, and suggestions for starting a seed exchange among friends or a community garden in your neighborhood.

Editorial Reviews

Chuckanut Reader - Donna
"Fascinating and inspiring reading for the novice and experienced gardener alike."
Washington State Library Washington Reads
Thorness explores the need for heirloom plants in this century, including the history and vigor of heirloom plants, the local food movement and the importance of seed-saving and sharing. His concentration is on twenty-six edible heirlooms, including description, cultivation, harvest and storage.
The American Gardener - Keith Crotz
This diminutive and attractively illustrated book covers heirloom vegetables and their culture in an easy-to-understand format.

Product Details

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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BILL THORNESS is the author of Biking Puget Sound as well as a prolific gardening writer. His work has appeared in the Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Metropolitan and more. He is the editor of the Seattle Tilth newsletter and served as president of Seattle Tilth's board of directors. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.

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