List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

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Re: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

Post: #285265 Green Aura
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:05 pm

Red mustard - we haven't sown any for at least 3 years, but we're still enjoying it in salads and stir-fries. It survived the storms in January with no problem.
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Post: #285777 diggernotdreamer
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:35 am

Not a perennial plant, but one that came with me, probably in some home made compost and just pops up every year whether I want it to or not, Lambs lettuce or Mache, I have just spotted a lot of seedlings in my stone path, no idea how it to where it is from the small polytunnel, but there you are, will lift them and pop them into a better place

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Re: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

Post: #285781 Green Aura
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:11 pm

I love lambs lettuce.
In the same vein we get Feverfew sprouting all over. One of my elderly neighbours, many moons ago, used to make a feverfew sandwich to cure headaches. She said it worked brilliantly. I have to confess I find it too bitter but I suppose if the headache were bad enough....
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Re: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

Post: #285788 doofaloofa
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:37 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:Not a perennial plant, but one that came with me, probably in some home made compost and just pops up every year whether I want it to or not, Lambs lettuce or Mache, I have just spotted a lot of seedlings in my stone path, no idea how it to where it is from the small polytunnel, but there you are, will lift them and pop them into a better place



I believe the term is "Ephemeral"

that is , self seeds throughout the growing season and beyond
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

Post: #285862 Brewtrog
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:31 pm

Most our plants are perennial (too lazy/forgetful otherwise) but, ignoring the obvious herbs our list is loganberry x2, gooseberry (though we've only had one berry in three years), fennel and liqourice x2. One we used to have, though not really a perennial was nasturtium, we got 2 little plants (Sunday school and school both giving us a seed to watch grow) and could never get rid of it, until we slated over the front garden.

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Re: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

Post: #285863 ina
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:56 pm

I have perennial tatties. :(

Every year I try to get rid of them, but they keep coming up in my raised bed... And since nothing much else was doing well this year, I let them get on with it.

The largest of them weighs 1171 grams! Argh! I'm on my own! What do I do with a week's worth of tattie in one?

(We have a saying in Germany - die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln - the most stupid farmers have the biggest potatoes... I must be very stupid.)
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Re: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

Post: #285869 doofaloofa
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:43 pm

ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln - the most stupid farmers have the biggest potatoes... I must be very stupid.)



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