What are some of the perennials vegetables that we can grow in Toronto? Preferably non-root vegy types, like rhubarb and asparagus.
My site is part shade.
Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners. These are some interesting non-root perennial vegetables for your consideration for your part shade garden in Toronto :
Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus) : Shoots, leaves and young flowers are edible. One of the first greens to appear in the spring. More info here
Hosta montana (Hosta montana) : Shoots and leaves (especially small new leaves) are edible. More info here
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) : Leaves are edible. More info here
Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) : It is the stems that are usually eaten. More info here
Ramps (Allium tricoccum) : Leaves, stems and bulbs are edible. More info in the second link at the bottom of this response.
Bunching onions (Allium fistulosum) : Leaves and bulbs are edible. More info in the second link at the bottom of this response.
Ostrich fern fiddleheads (Matteuccia struthiopteris) : Shoots are edible. More info here
Further reading :
Perennial Vegetables – Savvy Gardening
Perennial Vegetables for Colder Climates – Garden Fundamentals