We had an abundant season this year in our food forest, and we're happy to be able to share this overflow with you in our perennial plant nursery. We've added several new plants that we're really excited about and have all of our tried-and-true favorites as well.
Our goal is to find a delicious perennial alternative for as many traditional annual garden plants as possible. Why are we so passionate about perennial plants? Because they're so much SMARTER! Check out these amazing advantages:
WAY LESS WORK- Plant these once and eat for many seasons. They are permanent additions to your garden. That's why we call them PERMA PLANTS!
MORE DROUGHT TOLERANT - Perennial plants have deeper root systems. Deeper roots = less water.
MORE PEST RESISTANT - We've selected plants which are able to naturally fight off pests without chemicals.
MORE NUTRIENT-DENSE - With deeper roots comes increased capacity to draw up nutrients = more nutrition for you!
LONGER HARVESTS - Many of these plants provide food throughout the year when annual plants have long since died.
MORE INTELLIGENCE - They have the intelligence to be able to rest and regenerate themselves and adapt to climate change.
And as a thank you to our Permiecommunity, we're extending an offer of 20% off your entire order of $50 or more now through January 5th, 2023. Use code: PERMIE20JAN to receive your discount, or follow this link and have it automatically applied: perennialpermaculture.com
Imagine a perennial root that tastes like the sweetest carrot you've ever eaten ... this is SKIRRET! Skirret literally means "sugar root". Skirret is our answer to the question, "how can I have an endless supply of carrot flavor without all of the hassle and work of planting carrots every year?" Skirret has captured our hearts and has earned not 1, but 2 full beds in our garden because it's so easy, so yummy, and so prolific. (Sium sisarum). GET YOUR PERMA CARROT (Skirret) PATCH STARTED TODAY!
Comfrey is the workhorse of a perennial garden! It gives so much and asks for so little...and did we mention that it's BEAUTIFUL?! In addition to its gorgeous leaves and flowers, it gives us home-grown fertilizer and medicine. We grow it around our fruittrees and as a border around our veggie gardens. We simply couldn't grow the amazing things we do in our food forest without this miraculous plant. (Symphytum uplandicum)
We have comfrey roots and crowns available here.
If Jack really had a bag of magic beans, they would have been runner beans! Runner beans are our absolute favorite perennial bean. These beans are gorgeous, yummy, and climb to the sky with ease. We've collected rare runner bean varieties from around the world and have continued to select for perennial nature, amazing colors, and rich, savory taste. You'll receive a blend of colors from our collection and can enjoy the rich variety of colors of beans and blossoms. Once you taste our runner beans, you'll forget that any other bean ever existed. (Phaseolus coccineus)
This crisp, cold-hardy green is a delicious edible salad green, that has a similar texture to frisée, and is a gentle skin soother. This effortless salad green goes by many names in different countries: Minutina, Buck's horn plantain, or Erba Stella, but whatever you call it, it's delicious. It's great tossed into meals raw, is delicious sauteed in olive oil, and can make great skin-soothing medicine. It loves being cut and thrives in the cool spring season. As a plantain it is a go-to in the garden for skin support. (Plantago coronopus)
Gorgeous, delicious, and healing...what more could you ask for? This beautiful hollyhock will be a showstopper in your garden and will give you towering blooms from early summer through Fall. We grow them in a beautiful variety of colors: red, purple, and black. We grow them between our perennial kales and collards as a beautiful pop of color and a great attractant for beneficial insects. The entire hollyhock plant is edible and useful. The flowers are a gorgeous addition to salads. the young leaves can be eaten like spinach, and the root is used as cooling, moistening medicine. This is a true perennial hollyhock. (Alcea rosea)