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.

Wild Cabbage Update 1

Last October I blogged about the five wild cabbage plants I had grown. I wasn’t sure how perennial the plants would prove to be and wrote that I would just have to wait and see what they did. So here is an update to show you what they’ve done so far. The plants grew bigger […]

Portuguese Kale

A couple of years back a friend gave me some seed labelled Portuguese cabbage.   I grew some seedlings and planted one out at the allotment alongside some other heritage brassicas such as Sutherland kale, Madeley kale and Delaway cabbage. At first I grouped it with these others in my mind also; broadly similar leafy […]