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Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

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Once seen merely as an important link to history, heirloom vegetables are now appreciated by gardeners for a more practical reason: they offer flavours, colours, and textures you just don't find in most supermarkets. If you're excited by Green Glaze Collards, Anne Arundel Melons, or the Snowlflake Potato, this is the book for you.

A longtime supporter of organic gardening techniques, William Woys Weaver has grown each one of the 300+ varieties of vegetables in this book. This new edition contains plant zone information, advice, and dozens of new vegetables to explore. The line drawings have all been replaced with beautiful, full-colour photography. As an added bonus, sprinkled throughout the gardening advice are old fashioned recipes, like Parsnip Cake, Artichoke Pie, Pepper Wine, and Henry Ward Beecher’s Favourite Turtle Bean Soup.

No matter the season, Heirloom Vegetable Gardening is a lasting reference to come back to time and again.