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 firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
|Broccoli||Nine Star Broccoli; Turkish Rocket, Good King Henry, Sea Kale: unopened flower shoots|
|Cabbage||Crambe cordifolia (large), Asturian Tree Cabbage|
|Kale||Daubentons, Taunton Dean, Portugese Kale|
|Leek||Babington’s Leek, St Victor x Oerprei leek, Wild leek|
|Lettuce||Small Leaved Lime leaves, French Scorzonera leaves|
|Onion||Shallot, Potato onion|
|Pea||Siberian Pea Tree|
|Potato||Chinese Yam, Duck Potato, Jerusalem Artichoke|
|Runner beans||Ground Nut (also known as Potato Bean)|
|Spinach||Caucasian Spinach, Chard, Good King Henry, Nettle, Sea Beet|
|Spring onion||Everlasting Onion (Allium cepa perutile), Welsh onion|
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.