I would like to plant some root edibles (is it correct to call these vegetables?) near my house which will either remain a viable food source for longer than a season, or propagate so that there will always be a viable source of food in the area. I have read that yams grow fibrous after the first year and some onions don't last long in the wild. Could you give me a list of plants that could fill this purpose?
I live in the south eastern united states, zone 7/8.