A Perennial Salad Garden
This brand-new perennial salad garden was in my recent video on the Great South Florida Food Forest Project. Here's a diagram:
Most of these species can be forced to grow up into North Florida, but they hate it. The best stuff, as usual, is tropical.If you live in South Florida, you're in luck!
The great benefit of a patch of perennial greens is that you don't have to slave over it year after year. You plant these once... then eat nutritious for years afterwards.
On my own property, I've mixed together plants with leaves that can be eaten raw (like Florida cranberry) and plants with leaves that are toxic until cooked (like chaya). However, not everyone is as plant-savvy as I am. In the case of the above installation, it made sense to me to simply group together plants that were all non-toxic raw. Anyone can go out there and pick without worry.
In a few short months, the tiny plants should be reaching for the sky and providing an abundance of delicious salads.