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.
Groundnut plants will vine and flower aboveground while growing round, tasty tubers beneath the soil.
Growing edible perennials along with annuals in your garden adds diversity and beauty.
PHOTO: BETHANN WEICK
Groundnut tubers are high in protein and grow to about the size of walnuts.
Crosnes produce these odd, edible tubers.
Asparagus is a perennial spring treat.
The bright blooms of sunchokes are as beautiful as the plant's edible tubers are delicious.
Good king Henry forms tasty leaves and stems.
Ramps pop out of the ground year after year.
Layering shade-tolerant veggies under taller plants is a permaculture technique.