The Backyard Larder

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The Backyard Larder Blog

Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Living mulch – covering old ground.

Two years ago I wrote a post about ground covers I was trying to establish around the perennial vegetables to avoid having to weed and to keep in moisture. How have things on the ground worked out since then? The creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) looked neat around the sea kale in the spring… Creeping Jenny growing […]

Consider the Lilies

It was glorious summer at the allotment yesterday and the insects were loving it. But summer is a sort of hungry gap for me where perennial vegetables are concerned. There’s still plenty of the almost-all year-around crops like kale, rocket, watercress and sorrel. And there would be plenty of fresh green growth on other leafy […]