Tag Archives: perennial vegetables

The ‘Garden Room’ border

In permaculture edges are regarded as valuable spaces, having the properties of the two areas they border.  Most of my growing spaces could be regarded as edges, but in particular those round the house.  All the way round the sides … Continue reading

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Plan B

As every gardener knows things don’t always work out as we plan.  Among the things I planned for this summer were: a selection of root vegetables from saved seeds scattered in one patch a selection of grains (quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat) … Continue reading

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Is anyone interested in piloting a demonstration of perennial vegetables?

I would really like to hear from you if you are interested in working with me to plan and plant a polyculture of perennial vegetables in your back garden.  Ideally I am looking for someone who: Lives in the UK. Is passionate about … Continue reading

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Growing Oca

I grew oca for the first time last year and loved it.  The taste of the tubers has been described as lemony potatoes and that is a good description.  It was hard not to eat them all but I wanted to … Continue reading

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Buying Perennial Vegetables from France

I’m rather like a child at Christmas when I see the postman coming with a parcel for me.  Today there were two!  I have ordered Daubenton’s kale and some other perennial veggies – oca, yacon, perpetual leeks and sorrel from two … Continue reading

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Flouting the “rules” to see what will happen

In previous years I have studiously followed the instructions on seed packets regarding the correct time to sow seeds.  This year I seem to be throwing caution and last year’s seed packets to the wind and starting things off really … Continue reading

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Taking nature’s cue to sow the first seeds of 2011

The earliest signs of new life are so so welcome at this time of year.  I have been peering anxiously at the bed where I planted snowdrops last spring and think that some may be starting to appear.  The crocuses in … Continue reading

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Perennial Vegetables

I have been experimenting with perennial vegetables for a few years now.  I started growing them mainly because I was fascinated by the idea of having plants that I could eat that would potentially remain in the garden for years.  … Continue reading

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Yes this is a photo of my vegetable garden!

It may look more like a flower border but the photo on top of this blog was taken last July of my vegetable garden.  I am growing perennial vegetables in a polyculture and, amongst other things, there are in this photo … Continue reading

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Forest gardening in miniature

From the first day I read about edible forest gardens, back in 2005, I have wanted to plant one.  As our garden is on the small side I have used the principles of forest gardening and adapt them to my situation.  The garden is … Continue reading

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