Category: Hero of the Month

Shark Fin Melon

Our hero of the month is the Asian green Shark Fin Melon, the essential ingredient for the healthy and nutritious shark fin melon soup (not shark fin soup!) boiled using a Tanyu claypot

Tamarillo

The Tamarillo, or Tree Tomato, is an attractive foliage specimen tree, growing to 3-4m and fruit within 1-2 years – as such they’re one of the best-value perennials you can ask for!

Perennial leek - yum!

Perennial Leek

Leeks have always felt like a luxury vegetable for me. I associate them with lush, creamy bakes with blue cheese, and nourishing winter soups. Yum scrum! Growing regular leeks requires dedication and patience; they...

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Okra

Okra (or lady fingers) are easy to grow and its flowers and fruit can add both ornamental and edible value to your garden. The flower has white or cream-coloured petals and its throat is a...

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

The green leaves of lemon balm have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint, with leaves that look like oversized mint—no surprise, since lemon balm is part of the mint family!

Rocket Leaves

Rocket

Rocket grows like a rocket!  It is so fast that only two weeks after planting, the leaves will be ready to pick for salads and sandwiches.  It’s definitely worth growing in the vegie patch...

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Cape Gooseberry

Cape gooseberries have more antioxidants than goji berries, broccoli, apples or pomegranates, and contain twice the vitamin C of lemons. And they even come naturally packaged in their own paper-like wrapping!

mmmm... finger lime....

Finger Limes

Finger limes are a delicate rainforest understorey tree in SE QLD and Northern NSW where they can grow to 10 metres. In Melbourne – not so much!

Used fresh, the Lemon Myrtle leaf is a most versatile and refreshing herb

Lemon Myrtle

The Lemon Myrtle is a tree that gives fragrance all year around. This Australian rain-forest species has lovely dark-green leaves which it carries from its top almost down to ground level. The leaves hold...

Kohlrabi - you can get them either white or purple

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is a low stout cultivar of the cabbage family that deserves to be more widely eaten, don’t be put off by its rather unusual appearance! Kohlrabi is German for turnip, and it certainly looks...