Two people, a field and a passion for perennial vegetables
Perennial vegetables are our passion! We grow perennial vegetables and perennial edible plants in Ashburton, Devon. Perennial vegetable plants for sale in our online shop. We also carry out research, small plant breeding projects and are members of the South West seed savers network.
Purple tree collards
Long lived perennial brassicas with deep green leaves turning a beautiful deep purple hue. Plants can reach more than 2m in height and can be propagated easily through stem cuttings. The leaves are used in the same way as kale and are a fantastic staple for the perennial vegetable garden.
Our latest blog post
This article published in The Organic Grower is written by Mandy Barber, who describes herself as "a grower, researcher of perennial edible plants, budding plant breeder and seed saver. In this article, aimed at smaller scale farmers and market gardeners, she...
“Thanks for everything, the info sheet was great. I planted the cuttings the day they arrived and have just multi sown the 9 star in seed trays. All very exciting, we’re now planning our perennial area.”
“You are right, perennial kale is fantastic! Thanks so much for the cuttings. I am a convert to having a corner of perpetual kale in the patch!”
“As the evening sun back lit the plants at Incredible Vegetables, I felt I was standing in one of the most important gardens of our time. Wildflowers working alongside an abundance of edimentals and perennial vegetables. A ‘food glade’ to rival the aesthetic of our greatest plant designers.”
– Jon Davies, garden designer, London Glades –
“I love your website and the work you’re doing. What you’re doing is exiting, useful, and one day will help to replace and enhance what human kind has damaged.With that our natural friends will return and we’ll be better for it.”
“Mandy, thank you. I am delighted with this plant – it is so strong and healthy and exceptionally well packaged – all done with loving care obviously. I shall look forward to having more plants from you.”
“Plants all arrived lovely and are growing well. I just wanted to say i was very impressed with the quality of the cuttings.. and its been a pleasure dealing with you. And I look forward to any purchases in the future.”
“The kale cuttings you sent survived the winter and are thriving. Thank you Mandy Barber you are the super hero of edibles, loving your work!!”
“I bought some Skirret seed’s off you last year. Well they grew and yesterday some got cooked and this message is just to say, they were delicious. Looking forward to a lot more next year. Thank you.”
“The Taunton Dean cuttings arrived a short while ago and never have I seen healthier looking cuttings! They are now firmly ensconced in some nice compost and are having a good drink. I even loved the packaging, which will be composted.”
“Hi I just wanted to let you know that I sowed half of my Caucasian spinach seeds and every single one grew, absolutely amazed, thanks for the seeds and keep up the good work.”
“Just to let you know that the lovely healthy looking plants arrived. Your plants are simply outstanding, every single tuber and plant are growing amazingly.”
“The plants arrived safely, I did not expect such magnificent specimens! I didn’t think I would be successful at stratification etc but I now have a whole bunch of Hablitzia seedlings sprouting after following your excellent advice.”
“Just to say, the Daubentons Kale is in the ground and looking well – thanks to the lovely damp compost encasing its roots…you do a good job at your end, I can tell by the way you package. Will be back for more of your wonderful perennials.”
“Thank you so much for all the vegetables, they really are incredible. I’m sure I’ve never before seen a healthier rootball than the one that arrived with our happy looking daubentons kale, and seeds and tubers are thriving thanks to all the useful information provided.”
“Thank you so much for sending such wonderful, healthy and very large plants. They are beautiful !! You packaged them so well and they arrived so quickly – I couldn’t get to the post office till the following day but they were absolutely fine. They’re now potted up and sitting in my ‘cold’ greenhouse while they adjust. ”
The Incredible Vegetable Show
Our documentary about perennial vegetables…
Filmed in the long hot summer of 2018 with sw1tv this half hour documentary takes you on a tour of Incredible Vegetables permaculture garden. Learn about perennial vegetables, our plant breeding projects and lots more. Includes an interview with Caroline Aitken of Whitefield Permaculture.