The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.


Chives – a perennial vegetable? When I first started selling perennial vegetables I pondered whether I could count chives as one. (I know ‘edibles’ is a handier term really, as it avoids not very meaningful distinctions between vegetables and herbs  – and dafter ones about whether to categorize tomatoes as vegetables or fruit! But I’ve stuck […]

Nine Star Perennial Broccoli

Nine Star perennial broccoli is a plant that has been on the perennial vegetable scene for many years, less well-known than asparagus and globe artichokes, but, like Good King Henry, appearing from time to time in general vegetable gardening books such as Hessayon’s The Vegetable and Herb Expert. It looks like this… This is my plant, […]