The Backyard Larder

A place to explore and buy perennial vegetables and other food plants.

The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Spring in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2014

New photographs: some more perennial vegetables I have growing on my plots and in the backyard. (Summer, autumn and winter updates. Photos from 2013/4 here and from 2015/6 here – different plants.) Lovage Cardoon Scorzonera Solomon’s Seal Tree onion Welsh onion Potato onion Everlasting onion Elephant garlic Garlic Common mallow Globe artichoke Wild cabbage Patience dock Salad […]

‘Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs’ to read (and to eat!)

Emma Cooper, ethnobotanist, author of “The Alternative Kitchen Garden: an A to Z” and producer of The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast and of numerous other online horticultural initiatives has written an ebook entitled ‘Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs‘ which is coming out on 1st of May this year. Emma’s book is about unusual edibles. Jade […]