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By Marcella Schaffer

In case you like to backyard yet don't have a lot time to spend weeding, watering, and fussing over your crops, perennials are the suitable vegetation for you. such a lot perennials self-propagate and multiply on their lonesome, expanding in attractiveness and dimension every year. also they are less costly and time-consuming than annuals over the long run, since you don't need to purchase new crops every year. yet picking the simplest crops from today's number of actually millions of perennials is sufficient to stump any flower fanatic, not to mention a starting gardener.

This book will introduce you to ten appealing perennials which are hassle-free, splendidly flexible, and adaptable to a number of becoming stipulations. They're no longer really fussy approximately soil stipulations, and so they can tolerate either drought and overwatering, so long as they've got sufficient drainage. those wonders of the perennial international develop fast, require little upkeep, and gift you with a kaleidoscope of colour and lovely foliage yr after 12 months.

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TUBERS Flowers indicate that potatoes are ready to harvest Leaves often show the first symptoms of disease, nutrient deficiencies, and cold damage Certain root crops produce clusters of swollen roots, known as tubers. Potatoes are planted each year from special “seed potatoes,” while Jerusalem artichokes can be grown and harvested as a clump year after year. TUBER CROPS Jerusalem artichokes and potatoes are grown from tubers. Sweet potatoes are planted as small cuttings and grown on. Potatoes HARVESTING Tubers may form well away from the plant, so dig potatoes carefully to avoid damage and ensure you find them all.

Grown as annuals from seed each year, many are highly productive for a short period, and are best sown in small quantities every few weeks for a continuous supply. HEARTING Many lettuces, chicories, and endives form dense heads of leaves, known as hearts, as they mature. After about 12 weeks the whole plant is usually cut at the base for a single, large crop of salad. Some slug damage is easy to see, but they also feed inside the heart RUNNING TO SEED HEARTING SALADS Once heads of salad stretch upward to flower, they become bitter and unpleasant to eat.

Dark, flaky patches on the skin are a sign of common potato scab, which causes superficial damage. Narrow tunnels made by rusty brown wireworms can render tubers inedible by late summer. Some potato viruses cause light brown marks in the flesh, called “spraing”. 187. Potato scab Potato wireworm 57 Potato spraing 58 THE EDIBLE GARDEN Leafy salad crop anatomy Their profusion of tender, flavor-packed leaves makes these fast and easy-to-grow crops vulnerable to drought, and a favorite with pests as well as gardeners.

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