It’s another of the fast-fruits, those quick-to-fruit species that we can plant in our community gardens and that take little space.
Lemon myrtle is an indigenous Australian tree for larger community or home gardens unless grown as a pruned specimen. Left to reach its full growth form it would be a suitable tree for urban parks.
People are very excited about kale these days. This is a love-hate vegetable. There are signs in Sydney suburbs declaring it a magical wonder food. An article in the Sydney Morning Herald reckons people only eat it when it tastes nothing like kale e.g. the famous kale chip…
The little red fruit on the ground were the giveaway. Reddish and around a centimetre in diameter, they suggested something was happening above. Looking up, there it was. The tree was coming into fruit, its magenta coloured fruit contrasting vividly with the dark green foliage of the drip-tip leaves. Autumn and winter are lillipilly time. […]
IF YOU LIVE in a cool microclimate in the subtropics or even as far south as Sydney or the sooth-west of Western Australia, here’s an easy-to-grow fast fruit for your community garden or city farm.
Root crops are carbohydrate staples that deserve space in the community garden. The variety of edible roots makes them a fascinating crop type to cultivate. Plant them in large clumps as a shared crop…
YOU FIND this plant on derelict urban land, when you are out foraging or, perhaps, in that weedy, wild growth not far from your community garden.
‘I’m still growing. I’m not ready to pick yet’,
FAST, TASTY, ABUNDANT — the fast fruits are suitable for even small community gardens. Fast fruits are suitable for the community garden because they…
Here’s a challenge for the vegetably-minded. Can you identify this fruit?