Day: May 13, 2023
Inexpensive, Water Efficient Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds don’t have to cost the earth. Hopefully these beds give you inspiration as to what can be made with some know how and timber and tin that would have otherwise ended up in the dump. Using a tin floor in your raised garden bed allows for the water to be collected in…
Saw tooth coriander (Eryngium foetidum), also called Thai coriander, absolutely loves the rain. A hardy, self-seeding alternative to traditional coriander (Coriandrum sativum, also know as cilantro). Shown here thriving in North Queensland conditions. Does well in South-East Queensland, though rarely reaches this impressive size.
Rosella’s. Grown as an annual in our garden, rosellas are a very rewarding crop. A beautiful asset in the garden they produce exquisite calyx which can be eaten raw or cooked and preserved in a multitude of ways. Rosella jam of course but also candies, jellies, savoury pastes to enjoy with cheese or simply dried…
Simply wait for the outer shell of the loofa to dry off on the vine then pick and peel the outer shell off. Shake the seeds out and you are good to go.
Jerusalem artichokes. Delicious root crop, great for roasting. Also known as the sunchoke due to the beautiful flowers. These Jerusalem artichokes were over 2 m tall with abundant flowers. In subtropical Brisbane they will grow well but be very careful to provide adequate drainage and minimise the use of high nitrogen fertilisers. It is also…