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.

Baked Sea Beet and Potato Balls.

The plan was to use Lincolnshire spinach (Good King Henry) in this recipe by ShopCookMake for Vegan Potato & Spinach Balls. But I didn’t have enough leaves in the backyard and found it had mostly died back at the more exposed allotment. Shame really – I was quite looking forward to tweeting about Good King […]

Watercress Update

Back in February this year I wrote about my attempts to find the best way to grow watercress (Nasturtium officinale) in a container. Growing it in a pot submerged in water hadn’t worked too well for me so I tried growing it in a large tub of sandy compost with minimal drainage and giving regular […]