We're only planting these once

Plant something once, why plant it again? Discover the joy of plants that come back year after year, giving us so much and asking so little.

HINGHAM, Mass. - BostonChron -- Welcome to an exciting new edition of Food Gardening Magazine, the edible perennial issue! This is the time of year when you walk into your favorite gardening store and see row after row of gorgeous flowers. Some of them are annual, meaning once the season is over, that's it. Others are perennial, meaning they will come back year after year.

What gets overlooked a lot, though, is the fact that there are also a lot of perennial fruits, vegetables, and herbs! Plant them once, and they continue to provide you with delicious produce year after year. And many of them don't require very much from us. Some of them would rather be left alone entirely!

Here are some exciting articles and videos to look forward to in the April Issue of Food Gardening Magazine, which we've dubbed "The Edible Perennial Issue":

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●      How to Create an Edible Perennial Garden

●      5 Things to Plant in April

●      Regrowing Green Onions, Carrot Greens, and Celery in Water

●      Grilled Rosemary Asparagus with Candied Garlic Kumquats

●      Creating the Perfect Kitchen Garden

The latest issue of Food Gardening Magazine seen at https://foodgardening.mequoda.com/toc/magazine-april-2023/ also features our deep dive collections on sunflowers, lettuce, and peas. You'll get tons of tips for growing these three exciting plants, from choosing the type you want to grow to prepping your garden and all the way through harvesting and enjoying them in your kitchen.

Having a colorful sunflower garden is a great way to bring beauty and life into your outdoor space, and most parts of the plant are edible—not just the seeds! Of course, it begins with finding the best sunflowers to grow for your particular garden. Find out more in The 9 Best Sunflowers to Grow This Season

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In How to Keep Lettuce Tip Burn Away from Your Garden, you'll learn more about this common issue. And while leaves with tip burn aren't harmful to eat, one of the big problems comes from secondary issues such as rot. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent brown edges from showing up on your lettuce crops.

Then we'll take a look at those lovely spring peas, in Why Are My Pea Plants Turning Yellow? Yellowing plant leaves could be from something as simple as not enough water, or it could be the dreaded root rot! Here are four common reasons your pea plants are turning yellow, and what to do about it.

Take a look at the April Issue of Food Gardening Magazine at https://foodgardening.mequoda.com/toc/magazine-... and start thinking about your garden!

Christy Page

Source: Food Gardening Network

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