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.

Daubenton Doubling

Yesterday I brought home cuttings material to start off a new batch of green and variegated Daubenton kale plants. Plants from the existing batches are being sent out to people on a waiting list as they become established but I’m looking forward to having some ‘buy it now’ plants available on my website. For anyone […]

Plants for a Shady Backyard Larder.

The shredded bark has just had its annual renewal in our backyard so whilst things are looking tidy I’ve taken a photograph. Despite the sunlit scene above it’s basically a shady garden. It is overshadowed on three sides by two or three storey brick walls with slightly lower walls to the south (right hand side […]