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 2015

I’ve been adding to my collection of perennial vegetables as I learn about more of them. There are photos below of some of the ones that haven’t been covered in my previous photo roundups. (Photos here from 2013/4 and 2014/5). Some of the plants shown below are still too immature to harvest so I haven’t […]

Time for Hablitzia tamnoides

I’ve asked Stew to cook us a Caucasian spinach omelette tonight. Hablitzia tamnoides Caucasian spinach is a common name for Hablitzia tamnoides, an extremely useful, shade-tolerant, climbing, edible plant that has been brought to the notice of the unusual-edible-eating public by Stephen Barstow, author of “Around the World in 80 Plants“. (I’ve been feasting on […]