As I have said elsewhere in this blog I like the idea of having a garden that doesn’t rely on you to plant seeds or seedlings and reliably continues to crop. Imagine if almost all you needed to do was pull the odd weed, and just a little tending! So far on my list of plants I would have in such a garden are:
rhubarb, multiplying leeks and onions, tree or walking onions, strawberries, potatoes
and last week I learnt about miners lettuce, a perennial rocket bush.
I guess you could add berry bushes such as raspberries as once given some canes these will continue to crop although it’s advantageous to prune.
Imagine if we could get to a point where we could give people a starter pack of such vegetables and with it they could maintain their family in vegetables without having spend money or be overly attentive to the garden – just harvest when needed. Given a lot of people in NZ are struggling with paying their bills it would certainly be one way to help.