Plant Once, Harvest Year After Year: 10 Perennial Plants You Should Plant This Summer

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There are countless benefits to gardening. Numerous studies have already shown that gardening offers plenty of health benefits, i.e. it enhances heart and brain functions, improves spirit and self-esteem, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, etc.

It is considered that gardening is one of the best therapies for the body and the mind. It improves mental health and relieves anxiety, as well as enhances physical health.

If you love gardening, you should consider growing perennial plants in your garden. These plants are planted once and picked up every year.

Here is a list of several perennial plants and some tips on how to grow them:

1. Artichokes

Artichokes should be planted four feet apart because they grow large. When their buts are three inches, it is time for their harvesting.

2. Asparagus

Male asparagus are more productive than female ones. It requires a cool climate, dry soil, and a lot of sunshine.

3. Kale

Kale should be planted in the spring or the fall. If you want the kale to grow well, make sure its soil is nitrogen-rich.

4. Chives

Regular watering is essential for chives growing. If you take out its flowers, chives seed prolifically.

5. Rhubarb

Horseradish is easily adaptable to all weather conditions. If you plant it in the spring, you can harvest it in the fall.

6. Blueberries

Blueberries grow in a bush and fruit prolifically. They should be planted in the spring at a distance of 5 feet. If you do not have a big garden, you can plant them in containers.

7. Lenten rose

Lenten roses bloom in the spring and during the summer. The blooms range in different colors. In order to maintain it, you should only remove its dead leaves.

8. Groundnut

Groundnuts should be grown near a shrub in a moist place that is under full sunlight. Harvest them in the fall.

9. Lavender

Due to its Mediterranean origin, lavender has a high tolerance for drought. You can grow it in a container or near borders.

10. Geranium

Geranium is one of the long-living perennial plants. These low-maintenance perennial plants provide color over the summer with white, pink, purple, and blue flowers.

Dedicate yourself to gardening and enjoy the benefits it offers.

ReferencesFrom House To Home  ||  Modern Farmer

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