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How to Plant Tons of Edible Annuals in One Hour

This step by step tutorial of how to plant tons of edible annuals in one hour in your garden will help you work smarter not harder. I thoroughly enjoy getting my hands in the soil, turning over the earth and encouraging plants to grow but my back can’t always handle being bent over for hours at a time. Many “The Homestead Survival” readers have shared the same experience so I do think people will appreciate this tip.

Most vegetables and grains are annual plants, they grow, mature, set seed, and die back all in the same year. For example, the tomato is a perennial plant native to the tropics, but it dies if exposed to freezing, temperatures, so it might as well be an annual plant in cold areas.


How to Plant Tons of Edible Annuals in One Hour
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List of edible annual plants you can plant, grow and eat …. edible landscaping.

Amaranthus caudatus (Love-lies-bleeding, tassel flower, Inca wheat)

Amaranthus tricolor (Red amaranth, tampala, Chinese spinach)

Arugula (Eruca sativa)

Atriplex hortensis (Orach, mountain spinach, French spinach, arrach)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Brassica napus (Rutabaga, canola, Swedish turnip)

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis (Broccoli, cauliflower, calabrese, romanesco)

Brassica oleracea var. capitata (Cabbage, Savoy cabbage)

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes (Kohlrabi, stem turnip, turnip cabbage)

Cichorium endivia (Endive, escarole, batavia)

Coriandrum sativum (Coriander, cilantro, Arab parsley, Chinese parsley)


Dill (Dill weed, Anethum graveolens)

Glycine max (soybean, soya bean, edamame)

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle, Florida cranberry, Indian sorrel, Jamaican sorrel)

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Mustard greens (Brassica juncea)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) — some varieties are perennial

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Onion (Allium cepa Cepa Group)

Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Peas (Pisum sativum)

Physalis ixocarpa (Tomatillo, Mexican husk tomato, green tomato, jam berry, Mexican ground cherry, tomate verde)

Poppy (Papaver somniferum) — only poppy seed is edible; the rest of the plant is toxic

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Radish (Raphanus sativus) — some varieties are biennial


Spinach (Spinacea oleracea)


Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Tagetes lucida (Mexican marigold, Texas tarragon)

Tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius)

Tragopogon porrifolius (salsify, vegetable oyster, oster plant, purple salsify)

Valerianella locusta (Corn salad, fetticus, mache, lamb’s lettuce, feldsalat, nut lettuce)



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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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