I am making a list for the sake of writing a book on herbaceous temperate perennial vegetables. Right now I am still compiling my list and while I am not ready to post it just yet, I have 76 total perennial vegetables that meet certain criteria:
-Hardy to at least Zone 7b
-Herbaceous (Except for bamboo)
-Must be palatable
-And cannot include berries or herbs (Fruits can be included if they are herbaceous, like ground cherries)
If y'all have any odd perennial vegetables that meet these criteria, then please post them with their scientific names.
My main goal is for the information to provide the individual with information on lower input food sources, and by proxy less dependence on agencies to provide yearly seed, fertilizer (Non-permie or organic), and food markets. The pandemic is a prime example of how commodities can be ravaged pretty quick.