Planting Guide – December and January
Annual seeds ready for Brisbane gardeners to plant directly in the ground at this time of year include: While regular lettuce, kale and spinach is bolting to seed or growing bitter, now is the perfect time to plant leafy green alternatives that will thrive over summer. These include: Lebanese cress growing in wicking boxes.
Where to Start?
Straight forward instructions for getting started in gardens big and small. Knowledge from real down to earth gardeners who walk the walk with busy lives and productive gardens. Anything related to establishing or maintaining your edible garden such as companion planting, native bees and the like will also be included in the list below.
Ponds are a wonderful addition to any garden. They are beautiful, encourage wildlife, improve your microclimate but most of all they are an excellent way to, very simply, grow an abundance of edible food. Delicious salad green such as Lebanese Cress, Water Parsley, Native River Mint, Water Celery and Kangkong thrive in water. Medicinal plants…
November in the Garden
Harvesting: Jaboticabas, gramichamas, Brazilian cherries, black berries, the last of the winter kale, silverbeet, carrots and parsnip, herbs, pigface, leafy greens (Okinawa spinach, sambung etc), bananas, paw paws, Atherton raspberries, jackfruit, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, tamarillos, Panama berries, mock strawberries, native elderberry, amaranth seeds, warrigal greens and cape gooseberries. Planting: Winged yams, perennial greens, wing…
Jaboticaba (Plinia caulifora)
Jaboticaba. Now in fruit across Brisbane. Also known as the Brazilian grape this delicious fruit grows directly from the trunk and branches of the tree. A very attractive and productive small tree for any garden. The flowers and fruits appear in quick succession and once the birds find them then you’d better be quick. They…
Brazilian Cherry (Eugenia uniflora)
Brazilian cherries. You either love them or you hate them. With their very tart flavour, these subtropical cherries aren’t for everyone but for those who enjoy a juicy tangy fruit with a cherry like texture you can’t go past this incredibly hardy fruit tree. One of the few fruit trees that will produce an abundant…
Bush Food Plant Book
Many Australian native plants are edible but not all are as palatable as others. Check out this new booklet, that introduces some of the tastiest and most rewarding Australian natives to grow around SEQ. Produced by Brisbane Edible Gardening, a community education organisation and Land for Wildlife member, based in Brisbane’s west and Paten Park…
October – what to plant.
Now is the time to put seeds in for Asian Vegetables Beans – French Capsicum Chilli Choko Cucumbers Eggplant Lettuce Luffa New guinea beans Pumpkins Rosella Shallots Snake beans Squash Tomatoes Wing beans It is also the time to plant your choko and sweet potatoes. For those interested in moon planting, here is what’s happening…
Seed libraries are a well labelled and organised box containing seeds provided by the community. They can usually be found at crop swaps, edible exchanges or even on people’s mailboxes around the neighbourhood. Again, they work on an honesty system, locals bring their own seeds and exchange them for seeds already provided by the community.…
Book Availability 2022
Brisbane Edible Gardening now has two booklets available. Available for purchase at: Paten Park Native Nursery (The Gap)https://ppnn.org.au/ Northey Street City Farm (Windsor), https://www.facebook.com/northeystreetcityfarm Jez’s Seedlings (Inala)https://www.facebook.com/jezsseedlings/