The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Winter in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2013/4

It’s a dark, cold day out there today! Despite the atrocious photographs I hope you can nevertheless make out the state of play for the fourth season in my roundup of perennial vegetables on the plots. It looks like I’ll be waiting until March to harvest the Babington leeks. I’m interested in getting a picture […]

Oca and Artichoke Winter Salad

I’ve just made this flavoursome and crunchy winter salad using tiny raw oca, raw Chinese artichokes, slices of raw Jerusalem artichoke, lots of perennial salad leaves, a few herbs and one annual self-seeding salad leaf. There’s quite a lot of perennial wild cabbage in there, together some Georgia Southern collard leaves and a heritage brassica […]