What should I put in my edible garden?

What should I put in my edible garden?

vegetables – lettuce, tomatoes, silverbeet, corn, capsicum and beans. fruits – rhubarb (stems are edible, but the leaves are poisonous), kiwi fruit, strawberries and passionfruit. plants and trees – all sorts of fruit trees, including lemons, apricots and apples.

What plants are native to Victoria?


  • Abelia.
  • Acmena (Lilly Pilly)
  • Agapanthus (African Lilly)
  • Aloe.
  • Alternanthera.
  • Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paw)
  • Baloskion (Plume Rush)
  • Callistemon (Bottlebrush)

How do I start an edible garden at home?

Treat your garden with curiosity and an open mind….

  1. Start Small.
  2. Plan Your Garden.
  3. If You Don’t Have a Backyard, Find an Alternative.
  4. Get Good Soil.
  5. Choose Easy-To-Grow Crops.
  6. Decide Whether to Plant Seeds or Seedlings.
  7. Invest in Some Garden Tools — but Not Too Many.
  8. Try Planting a Square-Foot Garden.

What edibles are easy to grow?

Here are our seven top plants that grow well in small spaces.

  • Herbs. These are a great choice for novice gardeners.
  • Cucumbers. Small varieties such as Lebanese and dwarf cucumbers grow easily on a sunny balcony.
  • Cherry tomatoes. Another popular homegrown choice.
  • Salad leaves.
  • Climbing beans.
  • Chillies.

What are the indigenous vegetables?

These are the alugbati (Basella alba), ampalaya (bitter gourd), himbabao (Allaeanthus luzonicus), kulitis (Amaranthus), labong (bamboo shoots), upo or bottle gourd (Lagenariasiceria), malunggay (Moringa), pako (fiddlehead), saluyot (Corchorus), and talinum (Talinum triangulare).

What flowers are native to Melbourne?

The ultimate guide to Australian native flowers

  • Desert Flame.
  • Grevillea.
  • Kangaroo paw.
  • Canberra Bells.
  • Pink rock lily.
  • Aussie Box.
  • Lilly pilly.
  • Bottlebrushes.

What grows well in Victoria?

“Colourful beauties like daffodil, jonquil, freesia, ranunculus, anemone, crocus, hyacinth, tulips and even the native calostemma do well,” says Warren. Or choose pansy, viola, polyanthus, primula, primrose and cineraria or Australian natives like correa, bottlebrush, banksia, lilly-pilly, gum tree and grevillea.

Can you eat native mint?

Leaves may be used fresh, or chopped and dried for later use. Just remember the aroma and flavour in harvested leaves will fade over time. Native River Mint loves moisture and shade, and does best in boggy soil.

What Australian native plants are edible?

A Guide to Edible Australian Natives

  • Davidson’s plum (Davidsonia pruriens)
  • Finger lime (Citrus australasica)
  • Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
  • Lilly pilly (Acmena spp., Syzygium spp.)
  • Warrigal greens, New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia tetragoniodes)
  • Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia)

What kind of plants are edible in Australia?

Some, such as acacia, and lemon and aniseed myrtle, are already popular garden plants. Others, like saltbush, are surprising gardeners with their versatility and beauty. A word of warning: there are more than 100 Solanum species in Australia, but only a half-dozen are edible — and the unripe fruits of these are toxic.

What to think about when planning an edible garden?

When planning what to plant in your edible garden, things to think about include: what your favourite fruits, vegetables, herbs and other edible plants are – if you plant what you love to eat then you will be enthusiastic about your gardening project sensory appeal – grow plants you like to see, smell or touch

Are there edible plants you can grow at home?

Everyone is familiar with easy-to-grow edible plants such as mint, rosemary, thyme and other herbs, but did you know there are a range of native Australian plants that are also edible and can be easily grown at home? These plants are versatile and flavoursome, and can be incorporated into a variety of modern dishes.

What does indigenous mean in edible Eden Design?

Indigenous plants usually refers to plants local to a particular area, such as Melbourne or an area within Melbourne, such as the northern suburbs. Plants can also be indigenous to a wider area, such as Victoria or Australia. And how we use them… Edible Eden Design has, for many years, incorporated Australian native food plants into urban gardens.