Plant Once, Harvest Annually
Growing in the United States tends to follow European patterns of sowing gardens each spring for a summer or fall harvest. There are a few plants that are perennials, such as asparagus and rhubarb, but some perennials, such as kale and potatoes, are treated as annuals.
An interesting article published by Small Footprint Family posted information about 20 Perennial Vegetables to Plant Once and Enjoy Forever! It gives the pros and cons of adding perennials to your annual garden and even lists some that could grow well here including
- raspberries, blueberries and other berry bushes
- kale (usually grown as an annual)
- garlic (usually grown as an annual)
- radicchio (usually grown as an annual)
- globe artichokes
Additional crops presented include Bunching or Egyptian Onions, Daylillies (edible roots and flowers), Good King Henry, Groundnuts, Jerusalem Artichoke, Ostrich Fern, Ramps (yes, you can cultivate them!), scarlet runner beans, sea kale, and sorrel.