Perennial veg

Legs of man standing next to green vegetable

Martin Crawford standing next to bed of Good King Henry

Perennial vegetables are less work and more nutritious but it’s a big cultural shift to adopt new veg. Here’s a simple table of perennial vegetable equivalents to annual vegetables to help the process.

Perennial vegetable alternatives to annual vegetables, a reference to help make the transition to perennial veg. Let me know suggested additions 🙂

BroccoliNine Star Broccoli; Turkish Rocket, Good King Henry, Sea Kale: unopened flower shoots
CabbageCrambe cordifolia (large), Asturian Tree Cabbage
KaleDaubentons, Taunton Dean, Portugese Kale
LeekBabington’s Leek, St Victor x Oerprei leek, Wild leek
LettuceSmall Leaved Lime leaves, French Scorzonera leaves
OnionShallot, Potato onion
PeaSiberian Pea Tree
PotatoChinese Yam, Duck Potato, Jerusalem Artichoke
Runner beansGround Nut (also known as Potato Bean)
SpinachCaucasian Spinach, Chard, Good King Henry, Nettle, Sea Beet
Spring onionEverlasting Onion (Allium cepa perutile), Welsh onion
Spring GreensBistort

Note: many of these are from suggestions via that there internet, I can’t vouch for their alternativeness! Do check Alison Tindale’s web site Backyard Larder for information and shop.