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.

Autumn in the Perennial Vegetable Garden 2015

Here are the autumn photographs for the plants in the spring and summer posts. (Photos here from 2013/4 and 2014/5). Again no sign of the quamash and golden garlic above ground and the wild hyacinth seedhead has gone now too. There is a question mark beneath the plant I labelled as pignut last time because a sharp-sighted relative of mine, […]

Skirret Update 2

I’ve been harvesting skirret in the drizzle today. But I started off keeping dry – upending the two pots of skirret which I had growing in the yard….. …onto an old shower curtain lain on the kitchen floor. This skirret was kindly sent to me by Mat who writes a great gardening column in the […]