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.

Spring in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2013

Some of the perennial vegetables showing on my plots at the moment: (Summer, autumn and winter updates. A second set of photos here and a third set here – different plants.) Sea kale Caucasian spinach Daubenton kale Good King Henry Sorrel “Profusion” Wild garlic Sea beet Daylily Babington leek Giant chives Turkish rocket Buckler-leaved sorrel Pink Purslane […]

Jerusalem Artichoke – a very easy Perennial Vegetable

I was growing Jerusalem artichokes for a few years before I became engrossed with growing perennial vegetables generally. Despite having a very imprecise memory for dates I know this because my elder son wrote a poem about them shortly after we moved to East Yorkshire in 2002 when he was about eight – and I […]