When it comes to growing a vegetable garden, most of you will focus on planting different annual veggie types including tomatoes, cucumbers, or lettuce. However, there are many perennial vegetables that offer an annual crop of leaves, stems, fruits, roots, tubers, flower buds, or bulbs you should add to the garden. Apart from giving a variety of food sources, they also give your landscape a stunning look with bright colors or beautiful flowers.
And in the post today, we’ve collected 14 Easy-to-grow Vegetables that will thrive in your landscape and your garden zone. They also have other easy-going growth properties such as resisting pests or improving the soil. There are so many reasons to add these perennial vegetables to your garden and landscape, right? Read on to discover them now!
#1 Hosta Montana
The Hosta Montana is a beautiful and edible perennial vegetable. You can pan fry them or roast them in the oven, especially with a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil.
Rhubarb is one of the easiest plants to grow, you should grow it in the garden. It also has an outstanding color helping brighten up your landscape. It thrives in sun, shade, partial sun, and in a variety of soil types.
#3 Egyptian Walking Onion
Egyptian Walking Onion is a unique perennial vegetable that multiplies quickly and happily wanders around the garden
Ramps produce pale pink flowers that add beauty and interest. Water well and mulch with shredded leaves.
Asparagus is a hardy, long-lived perennial vegetable. It grows best in a sunny garden bed with well-drained soil.
#6 Jerusalem Artichoke
Jerusalem Artichoke is a perennial vegetable. It shows off beautiful small sunflower-like flowers that are very pollinator-friendly.
Horseradish is one of the toughest and hardest of perennial vegetables. It does best in full sun to partial shade.
#8 Good King Henry
Good King Henry is a hardy plant that offers a dual harvest. Its pencil thick shoots can be cut and used like asparagus. Then the arrow-shaped leaves are treated like spinach and cooked by boiling or steaming.
#9 Chinese Artichoke
Chinese Artichoke is very easy to grow and return and multiply from year to year. Its tubers are edible, very crisp, juicy, and have a mild artichoke flavor.
#10 Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Purple Sprouting Broccoli can become perennial when planted in the right spot to produce an annual harvest of delicious flower buds. It yields many small purple florets from late summer through early winter.
#11 American Groundnut
American Groundnut is a vining plant with showy burgundy flowers that thrives in moist soil. There are a lot of edible parts including the beans and the young shoots, but the preferred edible part of groundnut is the starchy tubers.
Sorrel forms a big clump of bright green leaves and thrives in full sun to partial shade. It is a very ornamental, yet edible, cultivar with dark green leaves and bright red veins.
Oca has high moisture, so you should water often if there has been no rain. You can also plant the tubers in containers but use a well-draining potting mix like the cactus mix.
#14 Tree Kale
Tree Kale is a great plant that has delicious purple-green leaves for salads, sautéing and a million other dishes. It is quite easy to grow when planted in full sun and rich soil.