The Backyard Larder

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

Loving Good King Henry

A recent discussion on the Plant Breeding for Permaculture facebook group had me rallying to the support of Good King Henry. Good King Henry The general consensus seemed to be that it would be a really great perennial vegetable if only it tasted better! Now I love Good King Henry and I have to admit […]

The Chicory Challenge

  Chicory flowers – image courtesy of Manfred Heyde Chicory is a tough, deep-rooted plant, similar to a dandelion, that can provide somewhat bitter but very flavoursome leaves in winter – and in a lovely range of colours and variegations too. The challenge with chicory for the perennial vegetable grower is finding the perennial forms. […]