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.

Babington Leek Soup

On Monday I drifted rather limply around the allotment, in a weakened state during a bout of worsened asthma following a virus, wondering what would be easy to harvest for a meal. Newly emerging Babington leeks I decided to pull a bunch of these young Babington leeks to use in a soup. (Now that they […]

Sugar and Spice….

Last December I strayed from the topic of perennial vegetables for a change and found myself writing about making comfrey plaster. I’ve decided to make straying from the topic a mid-winter tradition – this means that today I can write about two other non-vegetable perennial plant uses which I’ve been curious about for a while. […]