A Journal of interesting things I encounter about Perennial Vegetables, Forest Gardening, Woodland Crafts and a Low-Tech Lifestyle

Category: "Perennial Vegetables"

Surprisingly Hardy Plants in Zone 6b
Forest Gardening

Surprisingly Hardy Plants in Zone 6b

The following plants are ones I discovered growing here at Mountain Gardens in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina at 1.000 m height in USDA hardiness zone 6b. Many of these plants are said in the literature to not be hardy enough or are…
Fermented Grape Vine Leaves
Perennial Vegetables

Fermented Grape Vine Leaves

Grape Vines are just such vigorous and beautiful plants and they are one of the best perennial vegetables. It is together with Goji, Saltbush, Toona and Mulberry one of Eric Toensmeiers "Fabulous Five" temperate woody perennial vegetables that can…
Fermented Hosta Flower Stalks
Perennial Vegetables

Fermented Hosta Flower Stalks

Since the Asparagus and Solomons Seal season is over i was very happy to discover that the Hosta flower stalks that are popping up everywhere at the moment are quite abundant, tender and taste almost like Solomons Seal. Also we finished one of the jars…
Eating Spiderwort Stalks
Perennial Vegetables

Eating Spiderwort Stalks

Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) may turn out to be another good perennial vegetable. In April the young shoots and leaves can be eaten raw or in soups and in May, when many perennial vegetables grow out of their tender state and turn fibrous and…
Saving Wasabi Seeds
Perennial Vegetables

Saving Wasabi Seeds

We were saving a lot of seeds of true Wasabi (Eutrema japonicum) the last days. The seeds develop the first half of May and have to be harvested before they fully ripen because the seed pods open and they seeds fall out. Wasabi is in the Brassicaceae…
Fermented Solomons Seal
Perennial Vegetables

Fermented Solomons Seal

As I just started this blog and had to deal with all these website-configurations this post is a little bit late, as almost all the Solomons Seal shoots are too big and fibrous by now. At least here in the Appalachian Mountains. Giant Solomons Seal…