Amazing Chickweed

Amazing Chickweed

Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)  Chickweed grows well in the cooler months in Melbourne and can be foraged as an edible weed. Take care where you forage, maybe not directly beside the path due to council herbicicde spraying and dog pee. Chickweed is great raw, in...
Chock-Full With Chokos

Chock-Full With Chokos

One of our most frequent email topics is about chokos.  Here is a recent one from Tim;  Hi Karen, Just letting you know that the choko you gave me around 1.5 years ago has been very productive this year, we’re getting up towards 300 chokos, enjoying them and giving...
Native Food Garden Design for Lake Park Kindergarten

Native Food Garden Design for Lake Park Kindergarten

Recently I was asked to work collaboratively with the enthusiastic Carolyn Luder from Little Sprouts, another sustainable Moreland business. Lake Park Kindergarten in North Coburg was looking to integrate Bush Food plants and signage into their beautiful site...
Ponytail Palm at Melton Botanic Garden

Ponytail Palm at Melton Botanic Garden

I recently donated a huge and much loved ponytail palm from my garden to the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden (FMBG).  Ponytail palms Beaucarnea recurvata are not actually palms, rather they grow in a palm like shape, and are native to the deserts...
Feijoa Autumn Harvest

Feijoa Autumn Harvest

Feijoa is a classic backyard fruit beloved by New Zealanders.  There are few named varieties and it is a difficult fruit to find at the shops.  But why go shopping when this plant is so versatile and easy to grow at home? Feijoa sellowianaMammoth fruit...