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.

Gooseberry Lasagne

I was musing on the lazy gardener’s dream one day and found myself musing out loud on Twitter….. Twitter is such fun – thank you Mr. Welford and littlerobbergirl – and inspirational too – today I did try a gooseberry lasagne!! Stew’s stated position on food is that he won’t eat anything that’s been in […]

Wild Rocket

I’ve discovered that wild rocket is a really useful perennial vegetable! Although the ‘wild rocket’ that is grown for selling in supermarkets is sometimes an especially peppery form of the annual or salad rocket Eruca sativa, the plant I’m interested in here is Diplotaxis tenuifolia, also commonly known as perennial wall rocket. Wild rocket (left)   […]