Plant Once-Harvest for 10 Years+

Gardening is an enjoyable activity. However it can be time-consuming and sometimes labor intensive. That is why a couple of years ago I began researching perennial vegetables. At first it sounded like an oxymoron, but there are a few vegetables that are perennial in certain areas under the right growing conditions.

In my research, I came across plants known as tree collards. There is a purple type and one known as the Michigan tree collard. Unlike regular collard greens that grow short and round, tree collards grow on a stalk that grows tall. When they mature you can harvest leaves from the bottom to the top, and the top keeps growing to 6 feet or more!. Some reports cite they can grow for 10+ years! I ordered some cuttings last Fall. The cuttings rooted and have been growing indoors. I will plant them outside when the weather warms enough. In the meantime, I have been harvesting and cooking the leaves. They taste extremely buttery and delicious! This is what they look like:

I have more information and a video on these and other vegetables on my You Tube Channel named “Gardening for Better Health”. Click the You Tube icon at the top of this page to see them. Enjoy the videos you are interested in. If you Like, Share, and Subscribe it helps my channel to grow. Have a wonderful day!

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