If you think that grow perennials, you will spend a long time waiting time to the time of harvest, you should think again. There are some benefits that they can bring. For example, perennials are more than just beautiful and useful landscape plants because they are the future of sustainable food supply. For these reasons, why don’t you spend a small space in the garden to grow them? So in the post today, we want to share the 10 best edible perennial plants to grow in the fall.
Fall is right here! We are feeling clear the cooler days, and plants too! This season is a great time to grow some plants that ready to harvest in the next seasons. And these edible perennial plants are the first choice. The simple reason, they are easy to grow and suitable for the condition weather of this time. Moreover, they are perennial plants, so they don’t require a lot of taking care of gardeners so that still grow well. If your garden still doesn’t have perennial plants, let’s grow one of them to provide what you want. Check them out.
After the first frost and before the soil freezes, that is the best time to fall plant asparagus. Plant asparagus crowns to harvest faster. Even those require patience, for it takes three growing seasons until you get to harvest for the first time.
The daylily is native to Asia and has long been used in culinary preparations in China, Korea, and Japan. They are often used in hot and sour soup, daylily soup, and served as daylily flower fritters. You can even buy dried daylily flowers at some Asian food stores.
#3 Jerusalem Artichokes
Jerusalem Artichokes are so easy to grow. Every few years, you will need to dig them all up, replanting only the largest, less knobby pieces, otherwise, they will start to get congested, both above and below the ground.
Rhubarb grows well in full sun, yet will also tolerate partial shade.
As with asparagus, you will need to muster up some patience in planting rhubarb and waiting for that first harvest. Two years after planting is a good harvest date to shoot for.
#5 Walking Onions
Walking onions prefer full sun if they can get it, or partial shade. You can plant them anywhere from raised beds to containers, from food forests to edible landscapes. If you have never tried to grow them in your garden before, embrace the chance this fall to get them started.
#6 Salad Burnet
Salad burnet is a hardy, evergreen perennial, grows best in planting zones 4-8. It can make an excellent ground cover that can help to stabilize the soil on small slopes, as well as being a tough plant that builds soil fertility.
#7 Saffron Crocus
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world, due to the fact that it is so labor-intensive to harvest. Saffron crocus bulbs appreciate full sun in well-draining soil and they are ready to be planted in fall.
#8 Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle as food and medicine. It prefers moist, fertile soil with plenty of compost. Nettle can also be started from seed. In fall, cut the plants back to about 10″ and dig them up roots and all, being sure to wear some leather gloves. They need to provide either full sun or partial shade and be sure to mulch them well.
#9 Berry Canes and Bushes
The best time to plant berries, and fruit trees, is autumn. The cooler temperatures of fall and the still-warm soil allow roots to take hold before the soil freezes, giving the new transplants a solid footing before going dormant.
#10 Fruit and Nut Trees
There are a lot of fruits and nut tree is great to grow in fall such as apples, plums, cherries, sour cherries, quince, medlar, pear, mulberry, apricot, walnut, hazelnut. You just choose the fruit or nut varieties that are right for your soil and amount of sun/shade.