Perennial vegetables

Most vegetables wont grow all year round, and need to be re-planted each season. Basically instead of harvesting a few plants, let them continue to grow and they’ll produce seed for the next season. But if you prefer to just plant vegetables and forget about them until you want food, you’ll appreciate perennial vegetables. These are vegetables that just keep growing and don’t need to be re-planted each season.

 

Chives

These will grow almost anywhere and should be used between other vegetables to ward off pests. They dont need re-planting. In fact, they’ll likely spread until you remove them fully.

Nutritional benefit:

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4.4 g 1%
Dietary fiber 2.5 g 10%
Sugar 1.8 g
Protein 3.3 g 6%
Vitamin A 87% Vitamin C 96%
Calcium 9% Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 10%

How to grow chives

 

Garlic

One of my favourite herbs. Super easy to grow and loads of health benefits.

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 17 mg 0%
Potassium 401 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 33 g 11%
Dietary fiber 2.1 g 8%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 6 g 12%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 18% Iron 9%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 60%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 6%

Asparagus

This is not a true perennial, but you can get many harvests from the same crop.

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 202 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g 1%
Dietary fiber 2.1 g 8%
Sugar 1.9 g
Protein 2.2 g 4%
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 2% Iron 11%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 3%

 

 Sea Kale

Kale is notoriously healthy, and this variety is perennial. The only downside is it grows slowly. See how to grow sea kale.

 

 Warrigal Spinach (Warrigal greens)

This is an Australian variety of spinach that will continue to grow by self-seeding. It is drought and light frost resistant.

 

Rhubarb

Easy to grow, but you eat the stalk only as the leaves are toxic.

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 288 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.8 g 7%
Sugar 1.1 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 8% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 3%