The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Cut-and-come-again Perennial Vegetables.

The familiar sowing, planting, thinning, weeding and harvesting routines of the annual vegetable garden don’t all apply with perennial vegetables – but I’m discovering new routines that do! One of these is chopping the plants down to give a fresh harvest of tasty leaves. It’s very useful with plants such as Good King Henry, Turkish […]

Everlasting Cabbage

The plant in this photo came to me as ‘Ewiger kohl’. This is not exactly a variety name. It is German for ‘everlasting cabbage’ and was probably used in the past in the same way as ‘perennial kale’ is used now. Ewiger kohl, true to at least the spirit of its name, is a reliably […]