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.

Loving Good King Henry

A recent discussion on the Plant Breeding for Permaculture facebook group had me rallying to the support of Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus). The general consensus seemed to be that it would be a really great perennial vegetable if only it tasted better! Now I love Good King Henry and I have to admit I […]

The Chicory Challenge

  Chicory flowers – image courtesy of Manfred Heyde Chicory is a tough, deep-rooted plant, similar to a dandelion, that can provide somewhat bitter but very flavoursome leaves in winter – and in a lovely range of colours and variegations too. The challenge with chicory for the perennial vegetable grower is finding the perennial forms. […]