The Backyard Larder

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The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

And now for something a little bit different!

This post is about comfrey (any plant in the Symphytum genus) but sadly, not about eating it. Much as I’d love to blog enthusiastically about using comfrey leaves as a perennial and very nutritious spring vegetable I think there is a good reason for me not to. Russian Comfrey © Copyright Evelyn Simak  Due to […]

Propagating Sea Kale – from Thongs and Seed

Someone on Twitter helpfully tweeted a reminder that this is the time of year to dig up plants to take root cuttings. I immediately thought of my sea kale as it is one of those plants which are easier and quicker to propagate from cuttings than seed. Sea kale in flower Last year I decided […]