Jan 182013

Perennial Vegetables

There’s finally room at BAAG for me to have the Perennial Vegetables bench that I have been trying to get for twelve months. As you can see in the pic, this is just the beginning… I will be adding more stock to the bench in the coming months. Be sure to have a look next time you are in. (It is in the herbs and vegies section over near the chook shed. Book Book)

Perennial vegetables can be a useful addition to the edible garden by providing an ongoing supply of vegetables that don’t need to be replanted each year. Well known perennial vegetables include asparagus and rhubarb, but there are many more out there that are available. As well as being low maintenance, perennial vegetables can provide other benefits to your garden such as habitat for beneficial organisms, soil building and edible landscaping.

A good resource is the book Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier which provides detailed listings of over 100 plants from all over the world.

Plants currently in our perennial vegetables section (subject to availability)

  • Asparagus
  • Artichoke
  • Arrowroot
  • Banana Rajapuri
  • Chinese Toon Tree
  • Evergreen bunching onions
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Pepino
  • Perennial Thai Chilli