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.

Hop Shoots for Lunch

When did that happen! – the hop shoots have been racing up the wall of our backyard. I decided to sample some before they got tougher and hop shoots for lunch escaped me for another year. There seem to be shoots of all different lengths. The shoots tips are tender – I cut mine about […]

Review 2017

It’s almost the end of March, the perennial vegetables and herbs are leafing up in the garden and it’s time for The Backyard Larder Blog’s fourth review. I’m feeling more like a seasoned perennial vegetable gardener now. Not that there isn’t a long way to go – lots to learn to keep all my plants in […]