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.

Summer in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2015

Here are the summer update photographs for the plants in the Spring in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2015 post. (Photos here from 2013/4 and 2014/5). The ‘giant chives’ I wrote about in April hasn’t been gigantic yet. But I won’t finally judge it until I have improved the organic content of my Allium beds and […]

Kaldirik dolmasi

Today has been fun. I’ve been finding out about how to cook oriental borage, Trachystemon orientalis. I first heard of this perennial vegetable when Emma Cooper mentioned it on her website¬†leading me to an article by Susanne Masters. I was interested. Discovering that I could buy it online from The Beth Chatto Gardens I added […]