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.

The Resilient Allotment

Globe artichoke and cardoon bed

It’s been a busy spring. Some kind friends have lent us a piece of land in their garden for The Backyard Larder nursery. We’ve been clearing out a greenhouse, starting off sale plants, and weeding and levelling an area for standing out beds for growing them on. I managed meanwhile to keep on top of […]

Hasty Hostas

Hosta shoots

We had a quick lunch of hosta shoots last week. The shoots were unfurling fast. I wanted to try them before they unfurled completely.