by Julie Pramuk
One of these benefits is reduced soil erosion. Perennial plants develop a greater root mass than an annual crop and protect the soil year-round. Another benefit of perennials is reduced chemical runoff. Perennial plants also conserve water better than annuals plants. Annual crops lose more water than perennials meaning they demand more irrigation. Another logical feature of perennial crops is that it uses less fuel and energy to produce. My regular kale and chard thrive in this cool weather as well.
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Photo credits: Julie Pramuk
Weed management http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7441.html
UCMG Solano County-Tree Collards https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20042
UCMG San Joaquin-definition of Perennials https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=15639
Missouri Botanical Garden-Pincushion plant
Calscape-California Poppy https://calscape.org/Eschscholzia-californica-(California-Poppy)