Category: Hero of the Month

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.

Ebbings Silverberry

Is this the perfect permaculture plant?  Well, it ticks a lot of boxes – nitrogen fixer, tough evergreen shrub, makes a good hedge or windbreak, is a useful dense habitat, edible fruit, has perfumed...

Kangaroo Apple

Kangaroo Apple is a small to medium shrub that is native to Melbourne, and in the same family as tomatoes and eggplants. They can be eaten fresh, raw or cooked, and are often made into jams or jellies.

Coastal Salt Bush

Coastal salt bush has silver foliage, can be used in lieu of salt, cooked as spinach, AND provides habitat for butterflies and blue fairy wrens. Win!

Radish

Have you ever thought that you were possibly the worst gardener ever? If you haven’t ever tried to grow food for yourself then the humble radish is about to be your new best friend.

Thryptomene Saxicola

Thryptomene saxicola is an Australian native hero for every sized garden, and with its small leaves that sprays tiny pink flowers for most of the year, it’s perfect for bees, beneficial insects and attracting small birds to your garden.

Avocado

Guest writer Pete the Permie shares all the tricks to grow avocados in your garden area, with tips to give you the greatest chance of success.

Garlic

Tis the season for colds and flu so what better way to make it through than chewing down on what you grew: garlic!

Onions

Onions are a simple to grow garden crop, and are used in a multitude of dishes worldwide. Some prime ministers have even been known to eat them raw!