Perennial Vegetables: Grow More Food With Less Work
Combine permaculture gardening techniques and edible landscaping ingenuity in your garden by growing perennial vegetables. You’ll be surprised by how little work garden perennials require when compared with the work you expend growing annuals. Plus, our list of best perennials and resources guide will get you started with this sustainable, practical gardening technique.
Growing edible perennials along with annuals in your garden adds diversity and beauty.
PHOTO: BETHANN WEICK
Groundnut plants will vine and flower aboveground while growing round, tasty tubers beneath the soil.
Crosnes produce these odd, edible tubers.
Groundnut tubers are high in protein and grow to about the size of walnuts.
The bright blooms of sunchokes are as beautiful as the plant's edible tubers are delicious.
Asparagus is a perennial spring treat.
Good king Henry forms tasty leaves and stems.
Layering shade-tolerant veggies under taller plants is a permaculture technique.