The Backyard Larder

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The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Caught on the Hop

You can sow hops seeds now. This was brought to my attention by a recent post on What to sow in October by The Unconventional Gardener. Sown now and planted in a favourable spot, a hop plant could be giving a harvest of hop shoots in 2018. The young shoots of the hop plant (Humulus lupulus) are […]

Scorzonera and Skirret in September

It occurred to me the other day that as I’m growing some root crops (such as scorzonera and skirret) perennially, there isn’t really any need to wait until the end of their annual growing season to dig some up. In harvest terms I’d been thinking of them as annual root crops but there should be […]