The Essentials of a Resilient Garden

a guide to Perennial herbs, vegetables, and fruit



Perennials are the ultimate in resilient plants. They can live for three or more years. They weather climate extremes pretty well. And they tend to be more resistant to pests than annuals. Best of all, their deep roots create a carbon-storing ecosystem of microorganisms and organic matter that actually reverses global warming. The following profiles were developed with the aim of making them super easy to grow - good news for anyone who wants to raise food in a way that's good for the planet, or just raise food.

Stone Pier Press is publishing Growing Perennial Foods: A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits, and vegetables in Fall 2018, and Growing Good Food: A citizen's guide to backyard carbon farming in Winter 2019.  More on why we love perennials.


• Growing your own Perennial Herbs •

• Growing your own perennial Vegetables •

Please note: we'll continue to build it out our features until we include all perennials. Stay tuned!


Additional INFORMATION & resources

Frost Chart

Plant Hardiness Map

Follow this link to search for more plants that are regionally compatible.


Perennial Recipes