I have, for the better part of 12 months started getting stuck in to gardening. I have always loved being outside (I go stir crazy all cooped up indoors for longer than a half-a-day). Since we moved to Marrar, bought a block of land, and built a house two and a half years ago I haven’t gotten as much done as I would have liked (two kids will do that for you). I have built some garden beds, grown a few things over the few seasons I have been able to, but now I really want to get stuck in…

I am not much of a ‘flower’ gardener. I am definitely of the cut it, dig it, pick it and eat it type of gardener. I need to get more flower savvy however; as I note that mixing ‘fruit & veg’ in with the ‘flowers’ is likely to produce better results from more pollinators and beneficial insects. We learn by doing I suppose. Anyway… Just itemized below is my latest seed orders with what I intend to do with them;

Diggers (Australia)https://www.diggers.com.au/

I am expecting to build the vegetable patch up with a bit of color. Also to mix flowers and vegetables together a bit more. Many of these plants above will not just be vege-patch plants, but also give year round color to flower beds.

Australian Seedhttps://australianseed.com/

Outback Chefhttps://www.outbackchef.com.au/

I just love Australian ‘native’ bushfoods, these will join what is already in my garden. I currently have Native Currant, Lily Pily (Dwarf Creek & Rain Cherry), Midyim Berry, Silver wattle, Macadamia bush nut, Davidson plum, Fingerlime and Burdekin plum in the garden (all sourced from Daleys).

Whitehouse Nurseryhttp://www.whitehousenursery.com.au

  • Vienna Gold Hops
  • Tettnanger Hops
  • Golden Cluster Hops
  • Hallertauer Hops

Citrus Menhttp://www.citrusmen.com.au

It will take a few years yet, but it will be a fabulous array of native, indigenous and anglicized food coming from the garden. This season I managed to grow hops for my beer thanks to white house nursery (previously only had Pride of Ringwood in, now expanding) and many heirloom veges thanks to the lost seed.

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