Plant No-Pamper Perennial Crops

Plant perennial crops such as asparagus, rhubard, dandelions, bamboo, jerusalem artichokes, Egyptian onions and day lilies.



Asparagus Spears
Washed and bundled asparagus spears, just like you can find at the market, only these came from a homesteader's garden.
PHOTO: TOM EARL
Strawberry Rhubarb
Stalks from a strawberry rhubarb patch where the flowers have begun to develop on top of the plant.
TOM EARL
Dandelion Field
Cultivating your own dandelions is easy and one of the most rewarding perennial crops because the leaves, crowns, and roots of a dandelion may all be eaten.
TOM EARL
Bamboo Shoots
Bamboo shoots are delicious if picked (soon after they push up through the ground) and added to salads or sauteed in butter.
TOM EARL
Day Lilies
The common day lily is usually only planted as an ornamental, but as the Chinese and Japanese know, its shoots, buds, flowers, and tubers are very edible.
TOM EARL
Egyptian Onion
A bed of Egyptian onions which produce little bulbs that can be harvested year after year from the plant's tall stalks.
TOM EARL
Jerusalem Artichokes
A crop of tubers produced by Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) is very plentiful since they have a tendency to take over gardens.
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