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Grow some living history with EDIBLE HEIRLOOMS: HERITAGE VEGETABLES for the MARITIME GARDEN.This new book by Seattle garden writer Bill Thorness tells gardeners in a Maritime climate which heirloom vegetables will do best and offers historical and cultural techniques to enhance your growing experience.Why grow heirlooms?Old varieties are prized for outstanding, unique flavors.Regionally adapted varieties may grow better in Maritime conditions.You can help preserve the heritage passed down to us.Put food on your table that has a fascinating history.Growing your own food is the ultimate locavore experience, and cultivating heirlooms makes that endeavor even more unique.What s in the book?Descriptions and growing details on more than 100 varieties of 26 favorite vegetables.Produce ranging from Asian greens to heirloom tomatoes.History, stories and lore of these fascinating heritage plants.Cultural techniques to garden better in a Maritime climate.Seasonal tips to enhance your gardening experience and community.More than 30 color illustrations by Susie Thorness.Compact, accessible design.References: seed companies selling heirlooms and organizations promoting diversity.Discover stories that enrich the experience: Thomas Jefferson s PEA CONTEST, a potato brought by Peruvian explorers to a Native American tribe, or a tomato that was so good it paid off the mortgage of the blue-collar worker who cultivated it. Take a fresh look at heritage vegetables with EDIBLE HEIRLOOMS
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