Capsicum and Chillies

Capsicum spp. Chillies would have to be about the greatest things on earth (okay, slight exaggeration, but they are pretty awesome!) I love chillies…

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Top Tomato Varieties

How many tomato varieties are there?  A list to start from is below and covers many of Australia’s best tomato types.  Also see the amazing book…

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Cucumbers

Cucumis sativus  Fresh, pickled or as an ingredient in many a dish and used the world over, cucumbers have a lovely place in the summer garden.…

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Coriander

Coriandrum sativum For anyone who loves Asian, or Asian-inspired cooking, coriander is an absolute must have in your Yummy Yard! This fast growing…

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The Samphires

Looking for an easy to grow, attractive, edible, nutritious perennial succulent? Then the samphires (not the British band . . . ) are the answer.…

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Pea Blight

Bacterial disease such as pea blight can be tricky to diagnose since bacteria aren't visible to the human eye; in fact they can only be seen under…

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Native Tamarind

Native tamarind Diploglottis australis, with its large velvety leaves, is an attractive rainforest tree that is valued as a bushfood for its prolific…

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Lemon Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora, commonly known as Lemon Myrtle is a great garden addition with its fluffy white to pale yellow, bee-attracting flowers in…

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Glorious Garlic

Allium sativum In the same family as the onion, chives and the leek, garlic has been used for millennia for culinary and medicinal purposes, though a…

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7 Ideas for Designing and Landscaping a Backyard Naturescape Playground

The concepts of sustainability and providing a better future for our younger generations are intertwined with physical and mental health. We can…

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Winter Apple

Winter Apple (Amulla) is an attractive drought-hardy native bushfood plant adapted to grow in a range of soil types, including nutrient-poor soils,…

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Ashwood High School COMMUNITY GARDEN INC.

In 2007, the garden was established within the grounds of the Ashwood High School. using the mandala system, based on Linda Woodrow permaculture…

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Broccoli and Cauliflower

Essentially, broccoli and cauliflower are sisters... albeit sisters with different coloured heads, but sisters all the same. As such their growing…

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Edible and Useful – Walking Stick Palm

With showy spikes of cream flowers and edible red berries, perfect to nibble whilst gardening, the Walking Stick Palm Linospadix monostachyos is a…

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Starting Your Own Vegie Patch

If you would prefer to just focus on designing and starting a vegie patch rather than a whole garden, here is a description of how to do it - even on…

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