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Four Perennial Vegetables Perfect for Shady Spots

Perennial vegetables are a food gardener’s dream. Plant them once, treat them well, and they’ll keep on feeding you year after year.

Eric Toensmeier, author of Paradise Lot [1] and Perennial Vegetables [2], and coauthor of Edible Forest Gardens [3], is the reigning expert on these easy-to-grow crops, and his new DVD [4] takes you on a plant-by-plant tour through his garden in Massachusetts, as well as edible landscapes in Florida and Mexico. If you’re looking for some new crops to liven up your garden and your palate, Toensmeier will show you plants you never dreamed could be dinner.

In this clip from the DVD [4], Eric introduces four perennial crops that do well in shady spots:

Watch the clip to learn more about these versatile veggies: