This book explains everything you need to know to grow a low-maintenance edible polyculture. Do you dream of a low-maintenance perennial garden that is full to the brim of perennial vegetables that you don't have to keep replanting, but only have a small space? Do you struggle with too little time for gardening or controlling the pests and diseases that eat your crops? Do you want to grow unusual vegetable varieties? You can do all of this with Edible Perennial Gardening. Anni Kelsey has meticulously researched the little-known subject of edible perennials and selected her favourite, tasty varieties. She explains how to source and propagate different vegetables, which plants work well together in a polyculture, and what you can plant in small, shady or semi-shady beds as well as in sunny areas.
Anni Kelsey has worked as a research officer for a council's Economic Development Department and on various Urban Regeneration projects. She is passonate about pelmaculture, forest gardening and the Transition Movement.
The best books on food growing are those written with a 'warts and all', practical perspective. Edible Perennial Gardening is an important book to help us to understand this vital topic. This wonderful guide is a bible. Michael Kelly, journalist, broadcaster, author and founder of GIY (Grow it Yourself)