Category: Hero of the Month

Lettuce

Lettuce is an annual plant, most often grown as a leaf vegetable, and is most often used for salads – yum!

Murnong

The murnong has a flower shaped like a dandelion, and beneath its innocuous, grass-like leaves lies a delicious, sweet yam.

Carob

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.

Salvia

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.

The Mushroom

Autumn has arrived and it’s finally mushroom season! At this time of year every walk in the forest is like a treasure hunt. You never know what beautiful, rare or even tasty treat might be hiding behind the next tree.

Herb Robert

As well as being an attractive addition to the garden, Herb Robert is a supreme therapeutic herb. It is one of the most beneficial herbs that we can use regularly as an enhancer of the immune system.

Oregano

A hero in the garden, a hero in the kitchen and a hero in the medicine cabinet! Oregano really is an all ‘round hero herb!

Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas

These delicious peas should be grown at home, as their sugars convert to starches once picked, so half of the sugars are gone within an hour of picking. You’ve never tasted a snow pea unless you have picked it yourself.

Good King Henry

The Good King Henry , or sometimes known as ‘poor man’s asparagus’, is a perennial that produces edible shoots and spinach-like leaves. Once common in gardens, it’s something of a rarity today.