Monday, May 27, 2013

Perennial Vegetable Project

From Regine Maligne <>-- Please help create edible landscapes here in Tallahassee. Which herb and perennial vegetables (including edible weeds) grow here?  Here is a list of (mostly) perennial veggies I have in my garden - I like the idea of being a lazy gardener and not have to plant all the time. Could we put all our info together?   What do you have in your garden that comes back all the time? Contact me at email above and add to the list.  Also an inspiring article from Mother Earth News


  1. Great idea, Regine, and I like the recipes. We need to know what to do with the unfamiliar vegetables and native plants after we grow them.

  2. Now we have a forum for Perennial Vegetables...
    I look forward to a useful and productive exchange of information.

    Plant and seed exchanges are a way to make perennial vegetables available to local food gardeners.

    Thank you Regine.

  3. I haven't been very impressed with the perennial veg list. Tried sunchokes but they didn't come back up very strong this spring - maybe they need to be dug up and re-planted in spring?
    Sweet potatoes are coming back nicely and hope to keep them going by adding plenty of mulch. I'm hoping they continue as perennials because we really like them!
    Since collards and kale grow from Fall thru June with regular cutting and regrowth I almost consider them perennial but bugs decimate everything out here in July-August anyway so I just cover big areas with mulch and wait until October. vicki in wakulla

  4. I'm sorry to hear that about Sunchokes. Had been wanting to find some to plant. Regine has updated her list of perennials she has grown successfully (see later post). Maybe you will find some things there that will work. Growing conditions in Wakulla are different, of course--lots of sand. I've had good luck with strawberries and multiplying onions. Siberian Kale grows pretty much year around, too, and I like it better than the other kales I have tried. More tender, less strong.

  5. Actually I forgot two perennials that I use almost every day in cooking: multiplier green onions and garlic chives. I rarely buy onions anymore these are so good. A little fish emulsion keeps them big and green even in my poor soil. I also compost with aged chicken, duck and goat manure.