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Perennial Vegetable Questions

 
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ok, so more than one or two questions here but all about perennial vegetables really

i am currently working on a property in Cheyenne, WY, zone 4(zone 5 on map, but not accurate because of microclimate created by vast plains)

and within the decade i will be moving down south, hopefully near the St. George, UT area


my questions are:

what would be the most reliable and productive perennial vegetables in a zone 4 with 14in average precip, high's reaching mid 90s in summer and sometimes -30F in winter?
what would be a good plant to encourage fungal growth?
What perennial vegetable is your favorite to munch on?

down south, things grow much better and produce much more biomass lol so i would assume that there are more varieties for this area, but does anyone have a recommended list of perennial vegetables that grow good in a zone 6-7?

basically i am just looking to get a general idea of what kinds of perennials i can get planted in both areas:)

 
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Hi Devon,

You can check www.perennialvegetables.org for lists of species for different climate zones.

For the arid, cold west, also try these western US natives:
SUCCULENTS: Agave parreyi, Yucca baccata
CACTI: Prickly pears, Cylindropuntia imbricata
TUBERS: bitterroot, manroot morning glory, prairie turnip, biscuit roots, yampah, allium canadense
SHOOTS and PODS: milkweeds: A. syriaca, A. speciosa
FRUITS: Physalis longifolia
SEEDS: Cucurbita foetidissima

I love sea kale broccolis more than almost any other cold-loving perennial vegetable. They grow very well in Denver where it is high and dry.
 
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thank you for replying Eric, i'll have to get to looking at that site and thanks for the list, i'll look into getting some of them planted:)
 
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