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.

Sizing up the Skirret

Skirret (Sium sisarum) is a perennial root vegetable with long white roots. It seems to have been a very popular vegetable in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I’ve also often read that it is still commonly eaten in parts of Asia. The references aren’t more forthcoming about this so I’d be very pleased […]

Green Pie

I had the pleasant surprise a little while ago of seeing that the Good King Henry plants on my allotment, which had been bearing flower stalks with small leaves for a couple of months, had thrown up fresh new growth from the base. Fresh growth on the Good King Henry I shouldn’t have been surprised […]