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Perennial vegetables that easily grow from seed?

 
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I'm not sure which perennials grow best from cuttings, and which ones are good to grow from seed.

Perennial rocket/arugula seems to grow very well from seed here. Do you know any other perennial vegetables that grow well from seed?
 
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Cardoon grows easily from seed.
 
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Asparagus grows well from seed. My artichokes grow but find new and unusual ways to die every year. Rhubarb asl grows easily from seed.  Do walking onions count?
 
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Here in South Florida we have pigeon peas and Sesbania grandiflora (vegetable hummingbird), White yams, Papaya, many tropical fruit trees like white sapote, jackfruit, cocoplum, natal plum, wild coffee, coffee arabica, cacao and many others that grow wonderfully from seed. Also great self seeders, ageratum (deters root knot nematodes), gaillardia (carefree native flower).... if anyone is interested in growing in zone 10 let me know and i can help with selection.
 
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Vava Ava wrote:Here in South Florida we have pigeon peas and Sesbania grandiflora (vegetable hummingbird), White yams, Papaya, many tropical fruit trees like white sapote, jackfruit, cocoplum, natal plum, wild coffee, coffee arabica, cacao and many others that grow wonderfully from seed. Also great self seeders, ageratum (deters root knot nematodes), gaillardia (carefree native flower).... if anyone is interested in growing in zone 10 let me know and i can help with selection.



Wow!  You have plants that I have never heard of before!!  Of course I live here in Montana almost on the Continental Divide so a lot won't grow here.
Vegetable hummingbird !! how cool is that.  I did a quick search and it sure looks like a neat plant, (tree).

I do believe that I would have to have a year round greenhouse for some of those plants.
 
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I have fortunately managed to amass an acceptable collection of perennials here in Austrailia, but some I have only grown in the US. Though being in Tasmania it will be a bit cooler for you, I think? Sorry, I have not actually been there.

Perennials I know start well from seeds:

Most herbs (Chives, garlic chives, parsley, cilantro, basil, etc.)
Sorrel
Rocket
Warrigal greens
Malibar spinach
Gai lon
Papaya
Salt bush
Kang kong (though just as easy to get a cutting from the grocery store here.)
Chufa
lablab beans
runner beans
winged bean
Perennial lima beans
Asparagus
Giant Solomon's seal
Cranberry & normal edible hibiscus
Moringa
Ricotta chili
Sea kale
Turkish rocket


Perennials that start well from bulbs/tubers (sort of seeds, not sure if it counts)

All Alliums that I know of (babington leek, perennial leek, potato onions, elephant garlic, shallots, etc.)
Jerusalem artichoke (sun choke)
Queensland arrowroot
Sweet potato
Chayote
Day lily
Air potato

These are just the ones I have had good success with. There are many others I plan to try. I hope this helps =)
 
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