Garden Perennials

When I think about gardening, I think of vegetables while others may think of flowers. Most vegetables are annuals that must be planted each year resulting in more work for you. But, many food plants are perennials, coming back year after year, meaning less work and time in replanting. A few vegetables, some herbs and most fruits fall into the perennial category. They won’t last forever, but will yield for many years saving you the time and work of replanting each year. Here are some of the more common garden perennials for your consideration.

  • Vegetables – asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke and rhubarb
  • Herbs – catnip, chives, fennel, garlic, horseradish, lavender, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, spearmint and thyme
  • Fruits – blackberries, blueberries, currants, elderberries, figs, goji berries, gooseberries, huckleberries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries
  • Tree fruits – apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears and plums

Remember, some of these suggestions may not grow in your climate zone. Check before planting….

Keep your fork

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