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Perennial vegetables for fall planting?

 
                        
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Eric, will you be talking perennial vegetables as well? In the perma part of our garden we're trying to get beyond asparagus, rhubarb, and herbs-- the only perennial veggies we've grown so far. I know there are many more.

Are there any perennials that should be planted in the fall? At our blog we're featuring fall and winter gardening and I'd love to tell our readers about your favorites.
 
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Most perennial veggies can be fall or spring planted in cold climates but prefer spring. A few like camass bulbs must be fall planted. Camass can be bought wholesale for very good prices from The Bulb Lady and other bulb dealers.
 
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fall is the best time for moving some vegetables..esp things like jerusalem artichokes as they are best dug in the fall and it is a great time to move them..also any other underground tubers..

when you dig your potatoes and other root crops you can try leaving a few in to overwinter and they may regrow kinda like a perennial too..and leave things like a couple parsnips, carrots, salsify, etc to go to seed..always remember reseeding things now and things that will be producing seed bearing fruits or nuts that can be planted for next years baby plants...and many things can be divided safely for another month or two
 
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I did pick up some asparagus roots (?) this past month but they were marked for Spring planting...do I wait until Spring or can I plant them now? I live in the high desert - zone 7. Not sure what else I could possible make perennial except maybe garlic. We have been able to winter over chard, carrots, collards, and parsnips. I need to look up that camass...as that is new to me.
 
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Sandra Aumiller wrote:I did pick up some asparagus roots (?) this past month but they were marked for Spring planting...do I wait until Spring or can I plant them now? I live in the high desert - zone 7. Not sure what else I could possible make perennial except maybe garlic. We have been able to winter over chard, carrots, collards, and parsnips. I need to look up that camass...as that is new to me.



If garlic will overwinter for you, onion probably will also. You could try parsley if that's an herb you enjoy.
 
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