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Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Ziuki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles

Welcome to, your home for information and inspiration about perennial vegetables. This site is dedicated to low-maintenance, tasty crops that:

1) Will produce for 3 or more years (some for centuries!), and

2) Are grown as vegetable crops (not culinary herbs, not “novelty” plants)

There are perennial vegetables for almost every climate in North America – and many are suited to the shady, dry, infertile, or wet parts of your garden where annual vegetables won’t grow. They include not only herbaceous plants, but trees shrubs, vines, cacti, bamboos, bulbs, groundcovers, and even water plants. These crops are for the most part easily grown, and return year after year for delicious harvests. Much is this site is based on my book Perennial Vegetables: From Artichoke to ‘Zuki’ Taro, a Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles (Chelsea Green, 2007.) Over time we will add lots more information, including growing tips, edible landscaping ideas, and new species that were not featured in the book. Sorry, NO shipping overseas anymore!!