These are some of the places I visit to make my own and others edible gardens as amazing as possible. I hope they become your favourites too!
Nurseries – where I buy edible plants
Bulleen Art & Garden Centre, Victoria – Not only a source of great plants and sustainable products, but their website has great information
Ceres Permaculture and Bushfoods Nursery, Victoria – a gorgeous nursery set in the amazing Ceres Environmental Park
Daley’s Fruit Tree Nursery, NSW – fantastic quality plants packaged exceptionally well and mailed around Australia – note that this does not come cheaply!
Diggers, Victoria – an amazing range of edible plants can be mail ordered, although as they are quite small I usually grow them in a pot for a year before planting out.
Island Herbs, Tasmania – mail order to eastern states of Australia – fantastic nursery, great range of unusual edibles, herbs, vegie seedlings and perennials.
Heritage Seed Suppliers – my favourites
Diggers – a great range of seeds and the online catalogue is a fantastic reference
Eden Seeds – Asian seeds, gardening products, books, etc
Green Harvest – a big range of organic seeds
4Seasons Seeds – has a big range of Asian herbs and vegetables amongst other things
Phoenix Seeds – many unusual edible plants
The Lost Seed – particularly good for colder climate gardens
Supplies – Yellow sticky traps for Citrus Gall Wasp
Bee-Keeping, Food Preserving Supplies
Bee Sustainable – This shop has everything for the home producer! Check out my rooftop bees in their video!
My Favourite Books – some of them anyway!
Asian Herbs and Vegetables – really any book by Penny Woodward
Growing Honest Food – about Tony and Lina Siciliano and their family, growing food on their farm in the suburbs of Melbourne – a must see when they have an open day. Their olive oil is amazing.
Kitchen Gardens of Australia – by Kate Herd – Beautiful and informative book of 18 varied kitchen gardens – my garden is chapter 4.
Outback Cafe – Mark Olive – great book to find out about Australian plants and inventive ways to use them in your kitchen
Seed Savers Handbook – my bedtime reading for a long time – not just about saving seeds but the many ways to use edible plants
Soil Food by Jackie French – or any gardening book by Jackie French. You can read her regularly in Earth Garden magazine too
The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia – Louis Glowinski – the bible for fruit growing aficionados