10 Fruits & Vegetables That You Can Plant Once (And They Will Keep Coming Back Every Year)

Fun art projects also extend to the garden and farm. There are plenty of useful ideas that you can use to come up with interesting things. Some of the craft ideas you can result to include perennial plants. Below are 10 fruits and vegetables that you can plant once and they will keep growing back yearly…


This is a tree that is native to both humid and semi humid tropics. This tree does well in warm temperatures averaging 60F to 85F and areas that are humid moderately. After it gets established, the plant is capable of tolerating temperatures that are between 32F to 28F with very slight damages. By purchasing an avocado tree, you will be able to wait for the avocado fruits for about 3 to 4 years after having planted the tree. If you plant a seedling instead you should wait for it to mature from 5 to 13 years. An avocado tree produces fruits for years and years to come. It’s possible for an avocado tree to produce well over 200 fruits after reaching their maturity age. The avocado tree will produces fruits if not disturbed for well over four centuries.


The global artichoke is also known as a perennial vegetable heirloom due to the tender and edible flower buds. It’s a plant that grows and spreads over 6F across. In the United States of America this is a plant that can grow in almost every ward. It challenge is however an extremely hot summer and might not do too well in places such as Texas and Florida (Southern States). It grows perfectly in places that have moist and cool summers and winters that are a little mild.


When Asparagus have shoots, it’s one of the first signs that spring is dire. Asparagus are perennial plants and this means that they will grow in your garden year upon year. However, the first year is not a year of harvests and the continuing years will find you leaving plenty of shoots behind. You’ll allow them to flower and grow and you can harvest them in the following year. The beauty being, once planted, they will continue growing in your garden up to 30 years. They do particularly well in many areas of the United States other than the warmer portion zones.


This is a plant that can be likened to celery, the plant is perennial and has the capability of giving you aromatic seeds that you can use for seasoning as well as a thick bulb that you can eat as a veggie. The fennel bulb is quite popular especially in Mediterranean cuisine and can be consumed raw in salads, can be baked and also grilled. Fennel is a plant that withstands winters that are in growing zones 5 and 10.


Citrus fruits as well as Lemon trees are plants that do meticulously in both tropical and sub-tropical climates. Citrus Sweet fruits (oranges) need climate conditions that are hotter. Lemons on the other hand don’t really need temperatures that are high and can thus be planted in coastal areas that are a little cooler. You are advised to however plant lemon trees during spring time. The climate condition during this time makes it possible for the tree to get established before cooler winter temperatures kick in. The tree should also be planted in sunny locations that have a good drainage. You are also advised to fertilize the lemon tree monthly starting from spring time to summer time during the first year after planting it using a nitrogen rich fertilizer.

 Onion & Garlic

Onions and garlic are plants that you can plant during winter or summer months. If you plant either plant or both plants seeds/cloves during fall, you should expect them to have green shoots during spring. Don’t harvest all, allow some to stay behind and expect them to flower, produce their own seeds and proceed to divide up their own bulbs thus creating next year’s crop.


Also known as Red Chicory is a plant that adds color both in your garden and on your dinner table. It’s an Italian Veg that is quite popular. Radicchio grows perfectly during the cooler seasons mostly in spring time and fall. It should be planted in the garden especially early in springtime. The plant blossoms in full sun during the times the weather is much cooler. Plants that establish themselves well are able to withstand frost.


During early spring, Ehubarb stems burst through the soil. The colorful steams (tart) are quite a popular choice in plenty of jams and pies/ they are sweetened by sugar and some are teamed with strawberries. Their leaves carry extremely high oxalic acid levels and they are not meant for human consumption. When you grow them, only harvest the stems, take out the leaves and throw them into the compost. The plant does extremely well in frozen ground during winter time. The plant needs extended chilling period with temps that are below 40 degrees so that a crop of stems can be produced. The plant can be grown as far south as Zone 7.


The secret is; the best strawberries are derived from a home garden. The reason being, strawberries that are ripened fully always carry a rich aromatic flavor that is not present in bought strawberries as most are harvested when they are still unripe. Strawberry is a perennial plant, during winter season, they die and begin growing quite vigorously as the soil becomes warm during spring timeAfter they bear fruit plenty of the strawberry types will produce several runners that all have baby plants on their tips. These are runners that will root themselves nearby but will still be attached onto the mother plant. They will be able to produce a lot more fruits when you are able to clip off most of the runners.

 Sweet Potato

These are plants that can be grown with ease. Even by dropping them, on the ground they will easily start growing should the soil be both warm and moist. The sweet potatoes should be planted in between 12 to 18 inches and you should allow them to have 3 feet between the rows so that the vines will have enough room to run.




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