Karen was interviewed at her home garden for Studio 10 morning TV by Angela Bishop and Andrew Rochford. In the clip, Karen talks about her favourite easily grown plants for home food gardening.
Starting on the nature strip garden, Karen shows them edible plants for autumn; wild rocket, self-seeding parsley, lettuces and nasturtium.
In the driveway Karen shows off her abundant feijoa crop grown as a narrow hedge producing 10 kg of fruit a year with very little water or care. A freshly dug turmeric plant is shown, Karen gives growing and cooking tips. Strawberry grapes are trained along the front verandah and Karen shows a basket of freshly picked garden fruit – thornless blackberries, raspberries, and a beautiful big finger lime.
Karen autumn planting recommendations are herbs such as rosemary, thyme, parsley and coriander.