This is a sample of the perennials I have in my food garden. This year’s experiment was with an artichoke plant. I love that plant! It had some transplant shock, but it quickly recovered. And since then, it has produced like a champ.
My pomegranates look like they are going to produce a nice crop again this year. But I certainly won’t be attempting a jelly out of the juice again. What a disaster! Total waste of last year’s crop. The strange thing is, I don’t even like jelly. So why make it?
Ah, and my leeks. I never thought of them as a perennial. I would just hack one or two stems off and leave the roots when I wanted some for cooking a dish. Slowly it dawned on me: if I don’t remove the roots, the plant lives through the Texas heat and our occasional Texas freezes. Huh. I thought for sure the weather would have killed it.