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 Harvest

Harvested from the allotment today! Summer harvest of perennial vegetables In the basket: (Centre) Globe artichokes Horseradish greens (large leaves, top left) (moving clockwise) Welsh onions Buck’s horn plantain Day lily buds (in front of plantain) Garden sorrel Variegated Daubenton kale Wild cabbage (in front of wild cabbage, centre outwards…) Turkish rocket, bladder campion and […]

Weeding the Wintercress

I’ve had to do some heavy weeding on a couple of my perennial vegetable beds – those beds which I’ve neglected to either plant with a weed-suppressing ground-cover or to mulch with sufficient grass cuttings or compost or the like! Luckily things sometimes survive beneath the weeds and I was pleased to rescue some young […]