The beauty of nature is that it provides us with an abundant source of nutrients. You are not limited to sources of vitamins and healthy nutrients because there are so many vegetables you can rely on to boost your mineral supply.
Perennial veggies contain healthy nutrients, and they are mostly found in the wild. But do you know that you can plant them in your garden, so you don’t have to forage for them in the wild? Here are 5 healthy perennial veggies you can plant in your garden.
Also called Rheum rhabarbarum, Rhubarb is a highly nutritious vegetable, but it takes time to grow. Once you plant rhubarb in your garden, you cannot harvest it in the first year because the roots take time to form. However, as time progresses, the plant will begin to grow in size. Rhubarbs can live very long, and some species can live for as long as 20 years before they die out. This perennial vegetable also pairs well with other citrus fruits like strawberries. Therefore, planting rhubarb in your garden now is a worthy use of your time and investment as you will reap the rewards for years to come.
The botanical name for Sorrel is Rumex Acetosa. Sorrels sprout from the ground at the start of spring, and they have a unique flavor that will spice up any dish. Therefore, if you plant sorrels at the beginning of the year, you should expect them to begin to produce at the start of June, and this will continue for a few more months. However, note that Sorrels are not widely sold in supermarkets, so if you want the seeds for cultivation, you will need to source them locally from gardeners.
Allium Schoenoprasum, or Chives as it is popularly called, is another rich source of healthy minerals. The great thing about planting this perennial vegetable in your garden is that you are guaranteed a bountiful harvest. Within a short time, the chives will populate your garden up to the point that you will have little room for them to sprouts and spread. If you want a constant supply of perennial plants, Chives are a great option.
Asparagus officials is a vegetable that requires a lot of space because they are expansive growers. They grow very tall and cover an expansive area. However, they are quite picky when it comes to where they grow and thrive. Also, this vegetable requires a bit of skill to grow, so it is not highly recommended for beginners. However, if you have the time and patience, you can grow yours. To cultivate asparagus, there are two options. The first option is to plant the seedlings. The second option is to plant the crowns by sinking them into the soil. With sufficient soil nutrients and sunlight, they tend to grow very fast.
Globe artichoke or Cynara scolymus is a beautiful plant mainly found in the wild but cultivators have devised a strategy to grow them commercially. Artichokes have a very long growing season annually or perennially. But during winter, they require protection; otherwise, they will die out. In addition, you should also know that it takes about 24 months before you will reap the first harvest because they are slow growers.