Everybody loves a good tomato, it’s true, but doesn’t that early spring seeding ritual get a little tiresome sometimes? Seedlings are finicky things. They’re fickle about light, water, soil, temperature—and sometimes they just rot, for no reason!
So, if you feel like throwing in the towel and letting the plants do the hard work of growing this year (and the next, and the next), then try these 5 time-tested, tough perennial vegetables.
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