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.

Vegetables for the Venerable

Sea Kale

This month I haven’t been able to do my monthly picture blog about the perennial vegetable meals we’ve eaten. I’ve been hiding away in a quiet Wiltshire village helping my parents deal with some of the cruel afflictions of old age. Being here though has brought home to me how well a perennial vegetable garden […]

Reichardia picroides

Bracts on Reichardia picroides

I’ve been looking for Reichardia picroides, or Common Brighteyes, for a long time. It is a perennial salad vegetable that appeared on many of the lists I consulted when I first began to collect perennial vegetable plants – but one for which I couldn’t find seed or plants to buy anywhere. Then Twitter came to […]