Summer and grapes go together like hot weather and a chilled glass of wine, for those who like a tipple, or frozen grapes for the kids (and even us ‘big’ kids). Learn why grapes are so great for the garden.
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Ginger has many uses besides cooking and it’s easy to start growing your own!
Chives are an easy to grow perennial herb, and are well known for adding an onion or garlic flavour to omelettes, salads, soups and sauces.
Mallow can be found almost anywhere in Melbourne, and is a highly nutritious edible weed. Get into it!
Azolla Pinnata, Red Azolla, Water Fern, Duckweed or whatever you want to call it is a fern-like native that has been eaten by Aborigines of Australia for millenia, and is only now finding popularity...
Lettuce is an annual plant, most often grown as a leaf vegetable, and is most often used for salads – yum!
With fruit that tastes like vanilla custard mixed with creamy banana and peaches, you’ll be wanting this in your yard!
The murnong has a flower shaped like a dandelion, and beneath its innocuous, grass-like leaves lies a delicious, sweet yam.
Carob trees can live for over 100 years, grow to 15m and produce a trunk girth of up to 3.5m. You can plant them wherever an olive tree will grow, and their pods are delicious as a chocolate substitute.
Salvias are easy grow and provide colour in the garden throughout the year, and are a true hero to local pollinator species and biodiversity in your garden.