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.

Jerusalem Artichokes and the Wind (of the meteorological kind)

Dwarf Sunray Jerusalem artichokes in flower

Some of our red Jerusalem artichokes at the allotment came down during a recent storm. They are sometimes recommended as a windbreak for windy sites, but they really need some support themselves to be useful in this way. I think next year I’ll interweave twine supported by stakes between and around the plants. The other […]

September Meals

Skirret homity pies

Here are some of the dishes we’ve had using perennial vegetables in September. (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).