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.

Many Ways to Feed the Garden

Perennial vegetables don’t necessarily need a lot of feeding. They are often less hungry than annual vegetables because their deeper, more extensive root systems can mine more soil for food. And because they are less likely to have been bred to grow as much as possible in a short time. But a bit of deliberate […]

Potentially Perennial Tubers

Mashua and oca tubers

To my mind, ‘replant perennials’, such as the potato, where the perennating tubers are generally replanted in spring because they might not survive the cold of a British winter, don’t quite cut it as perennial vegetables. They almost do, as planting tubers in spring is still a lot easier than sowing seeds and nurturing far more vulnerable […]