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.

The Guild of Oca Breeders seeks new members!

Oca Flowers

Towards the end of 2014 I received an email from Rhizowen inviting me to be part of an oca breeding club. I know Rhizowen from ‘gardening Twitter’ as the source of knowledge on all things botanical, plus sender – to my delight – of rare edible plants. In fact his tweets have probably influenced my […]

Winter Harvest

Winter harvest of perennial vegetables

Harvested from the allotment today! In the box:   (Top row from left) Patience dock Three-cornered leek Daubenton kale Sea beet (Middle row from left) Wild cabbage Garden sorrel Variegated wintercress Chicory Perennial leeks (Bottom row from left) Watercress (In the pot) Jerusalem artichokes (In the pot) Caucasian spinach shoots Salad burnet Alexanders Portuguese kale […]