Perennials forum: Perennial Vegetables

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Name: Bob Gagliano
Little Silver, NJ (Zone 7a)
BobbyG
Feb 10, 2012 9:12 AM CST
Greetings all! I am new to All Things Plants. I am planning three small permaculture beds and I am hoping to get some suggestions for perennial vegetables for Zone 7a (Jersey Shore). Thanks!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 10, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Welcome! Wow, that is a good question. I am also zone 7a but doubtful that our weather is exactly like yours. Some perennial veggies here are asparagus, rhubarb, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, some leeks, bronze fennel, shallots, sorrel, horseradish (herb). There is a winter hardy kale that grows in Europe that I'm trying to locate.

Some others I've heard about but not grown so can't vouch for are: lovage, Good King Henry greens, salsify, sea kale (Crambe maritima).

You might also post this question in the Vegetables Forum. But I hope we get some more responses here. Green Grin!


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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Can't help with your question Bobby but Welcome!

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SongofJoy
Feb 10, 2012 1:01 PM CST
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Name: Bob Gagliano
Little Silver, NJ (Zone 7a)
BobbyG
Feb 10, 2012 1:38 PM CST
Song of Joy, thanks for the response. Great ideas.
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SongofJoy
Feb 10, 2012 1:42 PM CST
You're welcome. I hope we get more responses here as well because I'm interested in this too. Thumbs up



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SongofJoy
Feb 10, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Well, I think I just found the winter-hardy kale. Green Grin!

http://www.growitalian.com/cavolo-nero-kale-aka-lacinato/
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virginiarose
Feb 10, 2012 5:29 PM CST
Welcome! BobbyG Welcome!

I hope this helps. Green Grin!


http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/winter-vegetables/

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Name: Bob
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Feb 10, 2012 6:21 PM CST

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http://www.amazon.com/Perennial-Vegetables-Artichokes-Garden...
Hi Bob do not know if you are into getting a book on the subject , but I saw this. I also think that Radicchio is Perennial and some Artichokes should be in zone 7.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2012 7:21 AM CST
Just went back and added fennel to my list. How in the world did I forget that?? I'm a fennel fanatic ... use the seeds in everything too. Even have fennel-flavored toothpaste. Green Grin!




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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Feb 11, 2012 8:29 PM CST
Hi BobbyG, welcome!!!

Fennel flavored tooth paste. Wow.

Parsley, of all things, seems to be hardy here. I know, an herb. But a good one for much more than a garnish.

And strawberries are a fruit, of course, but another good perennial. They spread, too.

Have you heard about mushroom logs? Especially good for foodies. http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/journey-ends-for-the-shii...
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2012 4:52 AM CST
Yes, there are lots of fruits.

Parsley is a biennial, isn't it? I hope mine makes it through the teens temps last night and tonight. Sigh! Glare


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kqcrna
Feb 12, 2012 5:34 AM CST
Yes, as far as I know parsley is a biennial. I've grow it in the ground but a few years ago I grew some in a pot. I kept in on my deck in summer and moved it inside under lights in winter. It was nice to always have fresh parsley for cooking.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2012 5:36 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2012 12:37 PM CST
And this is another perennial kale. Some of these plants in Europe are reported to be 40 years old!

Brassica oleracea var. ramosa
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sheryl
Feb 14, 2012 4:09 PM CST
Probably is a biennial, I have only been overwintering it this year, so....

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gardengus
Feb 25, 2012 7:19 PM CST
Just ran across this thread
A few things in my garden that are perennial are:
Rhubarb
Asparagus
walking onions

Lots of herbs:
Chives
oregano
thyme
sage
camomile
comfrey
tansy
just to name a few

Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 26, 2012 5:55 AM CST
Thanks, Cinda. Great list. Don't you just love herbs?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 26, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Adding Napus Kale -- Brassica napus (Russian and Siberian Kale).




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