Have you ever looked at the perennial plants you have growing around the house and wondered, “why can’t my garden grow year round like that”? Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of work as that ugly bush that grows in your front lawn. It can be done with minimal effort. All you need to do is be introduced to the world of perennial gardening. This site focuses on perennial species that thrive in tropical climates, however many of the plants that we grow can also be grown in temperate climates.
For example, this is a rare variety of nutritious spinach is called Brazilian Spinach, Sisoo Spinach or Samba Lettuce. It’s really good steamed, in eggs, or used as a replacement for spinach in recipes.
It’s a hardy perennial vegetable that flourishes in the heat and it’s easily propagated from cuttings. This means no more starting over again with seed next season. We’ve been growing this same plant for over a year now. It’s grown well in our aquaponics system and also flourished in our dirt garden. The same plant has been propagated from cuttings over 50 times! Not one seed was planted. Finding the right perennial for the right climate is important, however many perennials are hearty across many warm climate zones.
Wouldn’t it be nice to find more edible plants like this? From Katuk and Moringa, to Malabar Spinach and Yuca, there are many plants will produce life-sustaining nutrition for your family year round. Perennial gardening will reduce your work input and maximize your vegetable output.
Stay tuned and we’ll feature all the perennial vegetables and useful plants we’ve been successful with in the Survival Plant Database.