The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

A perennial vegetable garden plan.

The desk is scattered with colouring crayons – I’ve just finished making a perennial vegetable plan for a small garden (about 20 x 40 feet or 6 x 12 metres). I’ve made the plan with busy people in mind. I’m hoping it will be a useful illustration of how simple it could be to plant […]

Scorzonera Smoothie

I wrote a post last November about cooking scorzonera roots but up until now I haven’t done much with its leaves apart from enjoying a few young ones in salads or thrown into a stew. Last month I tidied up the scorzonera plants which were flopping over the path by cutting down most their flower […]