Perennial crops, like artichokes, asparagus and rhubarb, can produce continual harvests from a single planting for decades at a time
Finally! The first signs of spring are on the horizon. I’ll have to wait a while before I can sow batch after batch of the annual crops, like lettuce, carrots and beans, but there is one group that can be planted now that will give greater harvests for just a fraction of the work. Weirdly, they also tend to be more expensive and harder to track down in the shops: a pretty sweet deal when it comes to the effort/reward ratio, really.
These are the perennial crops, like artichokes, asparagus and even rhubarb, that from a single planting can produce continual harvests for decades at a time. They won’t require the annual ritual of digging, sowing and transplanting each spring, not to mention the drudgery of digging them up and composting each autumn. If you haven’t already dedicated a corner of your patch to these horticultural superstars, now is a perfect time to get planting. If you have, here are three less well-known, but equally tasty, perennial crops.