The Backyard Larder

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The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Bringing the Babingtons Home for Tea

  Babington leeks in late summer I had my first harvest of Babington leeks yesterday. This wild perennial leek is Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii, named after Charles Cardale Babington, who lived at the same time as Charles Darwin. It is one of many closely related perennial leeks: amongst them being elephant garlic A. ampeloprasum var. […]

Thus far…..

A year has passed since I starting blogging about the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden – so here is a review of discoveries to date and a note or two to update previous posts. Firstly, the non-flowering form of garden sorrel – a plant that just gives and gives! Non-flowering form of garden sorrel […]