The Backyard Larder

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

How fast can a climbing spinach climb?

In July 2015 I had a bit of fun seeing how fast Hablitzia tamnoides, the Caucasian climbing spinach, was scrambling up the trellis on the garden wall. I posted the results on Stephen Barstow’s Friends of Hablitzia tamnoides Facebook group. 40cm in 3 days – more than 0.5cm an hour! I’ve just repeated the experiment and the […]

Floret Frittata

I made a frittata with florets, flower buds, flower sprouts, broccolis, (call them what you will!). They came from sea kale…….. Good King Henry…. and Turkish rocket…. They were steamed for few minutes until just tender, and then stirred into a bowl of four beaten eggs seasoned with chopped garlic chives and salt and pepper. […]