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.

July Meals

Warm mallow salad (khoubiza)

Here are some of the dishes we’ve had using perennial vegetables in July. (For neatness I’ve presented them day by day for a week – but really we’ve eaten these at various times over the course of the month).

Don’t Rush to eat Flowering Rush

Flowering rush - Butomus umbellatus

I’ve got chronic, spasmodic leaky pond trouble – and I’ve had it for years! My latest pond repair was made three weeks ago and I hoped it might have cured things. After making the repair I refilled the pond, but disappointingly an almost empty pond greeted me on my next visit a couple of days […]