We are lucky enough to have rainy and wet winters along the coast of the Western Cape. As such, we are in a prime location for growing the water-loving plants we love. 

These plants thrive in water-rich environments. And while we cannot rely completely on the act of rain, one could consider installing proper irrigation to ensure these wet soil lovers receive all the water they need to grow.

7 water-loving plants to grow in your garden

Water loving plants

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If you live in a waterlogged area, you may be interested in growing these water-lovers.

Here are seven water-loving plants to take note of before you get started on your garden.


Cabbage is really a winter staple crop. Many growers love it for its dense, green leaves. This vegetable is great for growing near a river or in a waterlogged apartment.

As a result, this large green vegetable can be used in hearty soups for winter and is also often used to make coleslaw as a summer side dish.


So, this vegetable can be used in a similar fashion to that of cabbage. And, it has a head similar to that of broccoli.

Growers harvest cauliflower to use in a variety of dishes as it also provides a great alternative to meat and in vegan dishes. It is best to grow in waterlogged areas, much like cabbage. 


This is a wet soil-loving vegetable, which grows to produce long stalks which can be harvested and eaten.

You can grow these well enough in wet areas, the same as cauliflower and cabbage. 


Famous for its edible leaves, this is a plant well known for its water-loving nature.

With green sprouting leaves, this is a great vegetable to grow through the winter. 


Also known as sparrow grass, this perennial vegetable is grown for its edible flowering shoots.

Also requiring an area with slow-draining soil or a waterlogged environment to grow.


This is a flowering plant similar to cabbage. You may want to grow it for its edible leaves.

Growing this perennial vegetable alongside other water-loving plants for best results.

Garden pea

This is another vegetable which can be grown in waterlogged areas. It is grown and harvested for its edible fruits.

You can typically cultivate this vegetable in the winter through to the early summertime.

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