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.

Skirret Update 3

It’s my fifth year growing skirret and my second year trying to improve the stock by sowing seeds from the best plants. I don’t have any stunning results to report this year but I did harvest plants with fairly fat roots grown from the seed collected last year. The roots were a bit thinner and […]

Autumn Harvest

Harvested from the allotment today! Autumn harvest of perennial vegetables   In the basket:   (Top row from left) Portuguese kale Scorzonera roots Chicory greens Wild cabbage (Middle row from left) Ewiger kohl Daubenton kale Variegated wintercress Jerusalem artichokes – Dwarf Sunray Buck’s horn plantain (Bottom row from left) Sea beet Pink Jerusalem artichokes Variegated […]