Last Monday, I wrote about some resolutions. I wanted to further post about some new additions that I’ve learned about from reading an excellent book (so excellent that I racked up some library fines because I didn’t want to return it!)
I greatly enjoyed this book. I really don’t buy many books, because our local library is so great, but I would seriously consider buying this one. The text and pictures were beautiful!
Mark walks us through categories of easy, mostly perennial, fruits, veggies and herbs – that are pretty to look at, but mostly, great to eat! I love to eat, I love to cook, I love to preserve – so, I ‘ate up’ every word of the book, and took notes on future resolutions for my garden.
I think, in the grand plan of my garden, several of the raised beds will, in the next few years, turn into perennial beds. I already have asparagus, which is featured in the book, and I added walking or, Egyptian onions to my garden as well! Several, a gift from a friend’s mother, and some more, a gift from a new blogger-friend (Thanks, Provident Home Companion!)
If I could plant some trees in my yard, I would plant:
Fruit Tree: Quince
Nuts tree: Pecans
Fruits I would like to plant:
New Herbs and Spices:
Carolina Allspice and Szechuan Pepper
Under the ‘Beans and Greens’ category: Globe Artichokes
Leaves and Flowers: Nasturtiums. (I enjoyed reading about some things that are already growing in my garden. Made me feel kinda cool.)
Buried Treasure: Jerusalem Artichokes (this chapter also mentioned the Egyptian walking onions).
Are you curious? Which of these will you Google first?