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An Annual Plant, also called an “Annual,” is a plant whose entire life cycle occurs in just one year. Typically, Annual Plants are sown in the Spring and Summer and harvested in the Fall. Off season Annual Plants, may be sown in the Winter and harvested in the Spring and early Summer. Many food plants are, or are grown as, Annuals, including virtually all domesticated Grains.

Some other Perennial Plants and Biennial Plants are grown as if they were Annuals either for convenience or because they're not considered cold hardy in cooler climates. Celery, Parsley and Carrots are examples of biennials that are typically grown as Annuals. Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes and Bell Peppers are Perennial Plants that are frequently also grown as Annual Plants, especially in colder locations.