What’s growing?

Perennial vegetables and perennial edible plants we are growing…

Perennial vegetable growing including perennial kales and tree collards, roots and tubers and an array of edible perennial plants and alliums.

Perennial vegetables and perennial edible plants we are growing…

We have created a diverse botanical reserve of useful perennial edible plants which continues to grow. Our collection of plants would not be possible without the help and generous contributions of fellow plant researchers.

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Dwarf Jerusalem artichoke

Dwarf Jerusalem artichoke

Apios Americana - Groundnut or Hopniss tubers

Apios Americana - Groundnut or Hopniss tubers

Apios americana Plant

Apios americana Plant

Apios americana vines

Apios americana vines

Poireau perpétuel perennial leek patch

Poireau perpétuel perennial leek patch

Poireau perpétuel Flowers

Poireau perpétuel Flowers

Babington perennial leeks

Babington perennial leeks

Potato onion, multiplier onion Allium cepa var. aggregatum

Potato onion, multiplier onion Allium cepa var. aggregatum

Walking onions Allium × proliferum

Walking onions Allium × proliferum

Norrlands onion

Norrlands onion

Allium unifolium between a variegated Daubenton kale

Allium unifolium between a variegated Daubenton kale

Three cornered Leek Allium triquetrum

Three cornered Leek Allium triquetrum

Egloskerry perennial kale

Egloskerry perennial kale

Daubenton x Purple tree collard perennial brassica

Daubenton x Purple tree collard perennial brassica

Daubenton variegated perennial kale ‘Panache’

Daubenton variegated perennial kale ‘Panache’

Young purple tree collards with Chamomile and Feverfew

Young purple tree collards with Chamomile and Feverfew

Purple tree collard

Purple tree collard

Taunton Deane perennial Kale

Taunton Deane perennial Kale

Merritt perennial Kale

Merritt perennial Kale

Wild Beach Cabbage

Wild Beach Cabbage

Helgoland Kale ”Helgoländer Wildkohl”

Helgoland Kale ”Helgoländer Wildkohl”

Galician perennial kale

Galician perennial kale

Ewiger Kohl everlasting kale

Ewiger Kohl everlasting kale

Asturian tree cabbage

Asturian tree cabbage

LIgularia fischeri Fischers ragwort Gomchwi

LIgularia fischeri Fischers ragwort Gomchwi

Silene Inflata (Stridolo, Sculpit)

Silene Inflata (Stridolo, Sculpit)

Springbank clover Trifolium wormskioldi

Springbank clover Trifolium wormskioldi

Pickerel Weed Pontederia cordata

Pickerel Weed Pontederia cordata

Hablitzia Tamnoides vine

Hablitzia Tamnoides vine

Perennial Nine Star broccoli

Perennial Nine Star broccoli

Good King Henry Blitum bonus-henricus

Good King Henry Blitum bonus-henricus

Ashitaba Angelica Keiskei

Ashitaba Angelica Keiskei

Mashua, Tropaeolum tuberosum

Mashua, Tropaeolum tuberosum

Mashua, Tropaeolum tuberosum

Mashua, Tropaeolum tuberosum

Sea Kale florets Crambe maritima

Sea Kale florets Crambe maritima

Rudbeckia laciniata Cut-leaf coneflower or Sochan

Rudbeckia laciniata Cut-leaf coneflower or Sochan

Lathryus Tuberosus, Earth Nut Pea (Aardaker)

Lathryus Tuberosus, Earth Nut Pea (Aardaker)

Earthnut pea Flower

Earthnut pea Flower

Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius

Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius

Yacon and Mashua intertwined

Yacon and Mashua intertwined

Hog peanut Amphicarpaea bracteata

Hog peanut Amphicarpaea bracteata

Hog peanut Amphicarpaea bracteata foliage

Hog peanut Amphicarpaea bracteata foliage

Skirret roots Sium sisarum

Skirret roots Sium sisarum

Skirret plants flowering Sium sisarum

Skirret plants flowering Sium sisarum

Oca Beds late summer Oxalis tuberosa

Oca Beds late summer Oxalis tuberosa

Oca tubers Oxalis tuberosa

Oca tubers Oxalis tuberosa

Chinese Artichoke Stachys affinis

Chinese Artichoke Stachys affinis

Cardoon Cynara cardunculus

Cardoon Cynara cardunculus

Bath Asparagus Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum

Bath Asparagus Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum

Vleikos Aponogeton Distachyos

Vleikos Aponogeton Distachyos

Wapato And Chi Gu

Wapato And Chi Gu

Japanese wineberry Rubus phoenicolasius

Japanese wineberry Rubus phoenicolasius

Wikay, Acorus americanus

Wikay, Acorus americanus

Welsh Onion Allium fistulosum

Welsh Onion Allium fistulosum

Viola Canadensis Canada Violet

Viola Canadensis Canada Violet

Turkish rocket Bunias orientalis

Turkish rocket Bunias orientalis

Toona sinensis Chinese cedar

Toona sinensis Chinese cedar

Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas

Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas

Strawberry Spinach Blitum capitatum

Strawberry Spinach Blitum capitatum

Sorrel Rumex acetosa

Sorrel Rumex acetosa

Sea Kale flowering Crambe maritima

Sea Kale flowering Crambe maritima

Scots Lovage Ligusticum scoticum

Scots Lovage Ligusticum scoticum

Rakkyo Allium chinense

Rakkyo Allium chinense

Polango Triglochin procera

Polango Triglochin procera

Szechuan pepper Zanthoxylum schinifolium

Szechuan pepper Zanthoxylum schinifolium

Siberian pea shrub Caragana arborescens

Siberian pea shrub Caragana arborescens

Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris

Nebuka bunching onion Allium fistulosum

Nebuka bunching onion Allium fistulosum

Melothria pendula

Melothria pendula

Luffa aegyptiaca

Luffa aegyptiaca

Lady's Mantle Alchemilla mollis

Lady's Mantle Alchemilla mollis

St Victor x Oerprei leeks

St Victor x Oerprei leeks

Gynostemma pentaphyllum  jiaogulan

Gynostemma pentaphyllum jiaogulan

Greater pignut or earth chestnut (Bunium bulbocastanum)

Greater pignut or earth chestnut (Bunium bulbocastanum)

Everlasting Onions Allium cepa perutile

Everlasting Onions Allium cepa perutile

Chicory Cichorium intybus

Chicory Cichorium intybus

Portuguese bush cabbage

Portuguese bush cabbage

Buckshorn Plantain Minutina Plantago coronopus

Buckshorn Plantain Minutina Plantago coronopus

Aster Scaber Korean Aster Chwinamul

Aster Scaber Korean Aster Chwinamul

Anchote (Coccinia abyssinica)

Anchote (Coccinia abyssinica)

Victory onion Allium victorialis

Victory onion Allium victorialis

Giant Bolivian achocha Cyclanthera pedata

Giant Bolivian achocha Cyclanthera pedata

Nodding Onion - Allium cernuum

Nodding Onion - Allium cernuum

Udo - Aralia cordata

Udo - Aralia cordata

Dystaenia takesimana (Seombadi)

Dystaenia takesimana (Seombadi)

“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. ”

“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!”