Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden book Review
This post, Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden book Review, is about Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, by Lee Reich, and is a wonderful book that I have gone back to many times. It gives details on many fruits that a permaculturist would call common place in their garden, but a layman will not have heard of 90% of the plants.
Lee Reich is an avid gardener who previously worked at the US Department of Agriculture and Cornell University. He now just writes, lectures, and consults about gardening. His articles have been published in Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times.
The list of fruit covered in the book includes; Juneberry, Beach Plum, Alpine and Musk Strawberries, Pawpaw, Raisin tree, Lingonberry, Actinidia, Mulberry, Kaki and American Persimmons, Elaeagnus, Gooseberry, Maypop, Che, Black Currant, Nanking Cherry, Cornelian Cherry, Red and White Currants, Asian Pear, Jostaberry, Lowbush Blueberry, Jujube, Shipova, and Medlar.
I currently have 18 of the above 26 plants and have either done a review already or will be doing a review on each of the plants I have. I do not have the Beach Plum, Alpine and Musk Strawberries, Actinidia, Che, White Currant, Asian Pear, or Jostaberry. I will be sure to close that gap by a lot in 2016, picking up many of the plants I do not have.
Each chapter offers an introduction of the plant followed by a description, cultivation, propagation, harvest and use, and cultivars sections. After reviewing that chapter, you will most likely know all that you ever cared to about the plant and how to care for it.
I go back to this book on a regular basis. I usually learn something each time I pick it up. I have found that I tend to skim books and pick up only a small percentage of what is in it if I don’t have that plant. Once I get a new species, I go back to the books and pick up a lot more on the next go round. The reason this book comes up over and over for me is it is loaded with unique edible plants which is one of my passions.
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