45 Perennials to Grow in the Vegetable Garden

Planting once and reaping harvests year after year is my kind of gardening. There are more perennials to grow in the garden than you might think.

Planting once and reaping harvests year after year is my kind of gardening. There are more perennials to grow in the garden than you might think.

Perennials to grow in the vegetable garden

Perennials can be difficult to grow in certain zones, so check the information on each one that you might be thinking of growing to see if it’s suitable to grow in your gardening zone. If you try to grow one that’s not suited for your area, you’ll likely be disappointed.

Planting once and reaping harvests year after year is my kind of gardening. There are more perennials to grow in the garden than you might think.

If you can find out what grows naturally in your area already, you’ll find yourself with far more success. Another thing to consider when deciding on perennials to grow is if they are invasive. Many types are and you’ll need to make sure you take measures to prevent them from taking over your entire garden or yard.

Many perennials grow wild so you can definitely forage for them or even dig up the plants in some places to replant in your garden.

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There are several pros to finding perennials to grow in your vegetable garden. Not disturbing the soil yearly for planting helps build the soil and makes it healthier for growing. Perennial plants cost less over time because you only have to buy them once. And obviously, growing perennials is less labor intensive as you don’t have to work at replanting.

There are also several cons to growing perennial foods. They may be hard to establish and get started in the beginning, but once you do, you are set. The plants usually cost more initially. Most perennials, but not all, take a few years to start producing, so you have to be patient.

 

               

               

   

Perennial vegetable gardening

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Strawberries 

Blueberries

Honeyberries

Fruit trees-Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, avocados, apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, and more. 

Capers

Grapevines

Rhubarb 

Artichokes

Lovage

lovage in the garden

Jerusalem Artichokes (starchy like potatoes) also called sunchokes

jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) in a bowl

Good King Henry (tastes kind of like spinach)

Sorrel

Chayote (gourd)

Tree Collards

Radicchio

Ginger

Lavender

lavendar in the garden

Parsley

Sage 

Nut trees-Pecan, almond, walnut, chestnut, hazelnut, hickory

Chocolate tree (really, you can actually grow them indoors!)

Easy perennials to grow

Asparagus

Egyptian walking onions (like scallions)

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Fig bushes

Raspberry canes

Blackberry canes

Mulberries

Stinging nettles

Garlic

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Horseradish

Chives

Mint 

Lemon Balm

Oregano

Rosemary 

Ramps



 

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