The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Summer in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2014

Here are the summer photos of the perennial vegetables I showed in April. They were a bit harder to photograph than in spring being less compact and tidy now but hopefully the photos reveal how the garden grows. The cardoon dwarfs everything else on the plot now, even the fruit trees – it must be […]

Sorting Sorrels

There is not just one but a whole botanical storehouse of sorrels in the world and several of them are useful perennial vegetables. Many ‘sorrels’ in many places Sorrel derives from an Old French word surele which has its origins in sur of Germanic origin meaning ‘sour’. The sour, lemony flavour of sorrels is attributed […]