38 Perennial Vegetables & Fruits To Grow Once and Harvest Every Year
Would you like to plant your fruit and vegetable garden once, and then not have to plant anything in it again for a decade? Would you even assume this is possible?
Well, if you plant perennials, this is in fact achievable. But first, you need to know which plants are perennials.
I’m going to walk you through a variety of fruits and vegetables which are considered perennials. Keep in mind; some perennials may have to be planted as annuals depending upon which planting zone you live in.
Here are the perennial fruits and vegetables you should fill your garden with:
When you try to create a list of perennial vegetables, which vegetable comes to mind first? In my case, it’s asparagus. Until I began gardening, I didn’t realize asparagus was a perennial.
Yet, it was the first vegetable recommended by other gardeners to grow. I learned perennials could save gardeners a great deal of work over the years. If you’re looking for a delicious vegetable which will return year after year, asparagus is the way to go.
Do you like spicy vegetables? Horseradish will be right up your alley in this case. It can be used to make a delicious sauce to spice up sandwiches and other meals.
However, horseradish also has medicinal properties. It’s said to cure urinary tract infections, gout, colic, nerve pain, painful joints, and many other health issues.
Watercress is another perennial plant which can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used to make many delicious sandwiches and salads.
However, it also has medicinal properties as well. It’s said to help with easing symptoms of the flu and help ease a cough if you’re struggling with a cold or other respiratory illness.
4. Goji Berries
Goji berries are a diverse perennial option for your garden. They are great tasting little snacks which are wonderful for you.
They can be used to make wine, dried and eaten as a snack, cooked with, or eaten raw. Goji berries are also said to have medicinal properties which help with high blood pressure and diabetes as well.
Gooseberries are another perennial fruit you can grow in your garden. Because gooseberries tend to be sour, they’re best enjoyed cooked down and mixed with sugar.
From there, you can make a variety of jams and jellies. You can also make a delicious gooseberry pie with them.
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