There is a good case for moving away from annual veges towards perennials. The more perennials we grow, the less work we have to do cultivating the soil and the more the soil organisms will thank you for allowing them to get on with their job in peace! To grow a continuous supply of lettuce you need to cultivate every 6-8 weeks. But there are a host of perennial salad greens available, from ground cover plants, bushes, vines and even trees, where the only work involved is in the harvesting. The perennial vegetables listed here include not only edible leaves but also shoots, stems, roots and flowers, all of which can be harvested from plants which live for at least three years, and many of which contain higher mineral nutrients than the annual vegetables we typically eat. For more information on how to order our plants click here.
The occasional calendula petal garnishing a cafe salad is not unusual these days, and there are many home gardeners who cannot pick nasturtium flowers fast enough for their salads. But there are many more beautiful flowers which can decorate a salad and make a boring bowl of greens look like a jewelled feast fit for a king. Browse the list below - you may find some surprises! For more information on how to order our plants click here.