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.

Sweet Eryngoes

In Self-Sufficiency by John and Sally Seymour,¬†John writes, Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum). Eat the flowering shoots like asparagus, and roast the roots. (I’ve never tried it.) Neither have I. It’s something I want to try next year if possible. Sea holly has been cultivated in gardens in the past for use as a vegetable. I’d […]

“Around the World in 80 Plants” by Stephen Barstow

Writing about Hablitzia tamnoides in April I mentioned Stephen Barstow, the prime mover in the introduction of this special plant into our vegetable gardens, and author of Around the World in 80 Plants. This was my present from Stew last Christmas and here is my promised review of it. Stephen is happy to be contacted […]