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Top Rated Annuals & Biennials For Edibility

More top rated plants:  Bulbs, Climbers, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees

For more information on annuals in the perennial garden
 

Annuals

       
Cucurbita maxima

Winter Squash
ANNUAL CLIMBER growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 5 m (16ft 5in) at a fast rate
half hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Cucurbita moschata

Squash
ANNUAL CLIMBER growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 5 m (16ft 5in) at a fast rate
tender moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Helianthus annuus

Sunflower
ANNUAL growing to 3 m (9ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a fast rate
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Lupinus mutabilis

Pearl Lupin
ANNUAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in)
half hardy moist soil full sun
 
       
Zizania aquatica

Wild Rice
ANNUAL growing to 3.5 m (11ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in) at a fast rate
fully hardy water plant full sun
 
     

 

Biennials

       
Brassica oleracea italica

Broccoli
BIENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft)
moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Daucus carota sativus

Carrot
BIENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in)
fully hardy moist soil full sun
 
Malva verticillata

Chinese Mallow
ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 1.7 m (5ft 7in)
 fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 

 

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well drained soil Well Drained Soil moist soil Moist Soil wet soil Wet Soil water plant Water Plant
full sun Full Sun
 
semi-shade Semi-Shade
 
shade Shade
 
 

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