The Backyard Larder

A place to explore and buy perennial vegetables and other food plants.

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Don’t Skip the Skirret in the Stew

Skirret roots

In the early days of The Backyard Larder I wrote a guest post for The Unconventional Gardener about the perennial vegetables I’d started to collect and grow for sale. I described my attempt at making a stew just using the harvestable perennial vegetables I had growing at the time – and how it hadn’t really worked! Well […]

Introducing the Purple Tree Collard

Purple tree collard

This is a very special plant on my allotment because it took me ages to get one! I learnt about the purple tree collard probably from watching John Kohler’s YouTube videos about the perennial vegetables he grows in America. They seemed to be unobtainable here and for ages I couldn’t find anyone who would ship […]