Category: Plants

Useful plants for community gardens

As community gardeners we make biodiverse gardens combining food, exotic and native plants...

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The uses of cardamom

Cardamom is a tropical plant whose centre of diversity, the region of its natural occurrence, is India.

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Bananas

If your community garden is in a warm climate with plenty of rain, a compact clump of bananas will provide

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Purslane

Some call it a weed. Those in the know call it food. Purslane is a low-maintenance plant that can cope

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New Zealand spinach, Warragul greens

It's one of those set-and-forget plants that serves multiple purposes in our community garden, not the least of which is

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French sorrel

French sorrel is one of those perennial plants that yield something edible through the year. It's worth having a sizeable

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Jerusalum artichoke

Root crops like Jerusalum artichoke are a staple food that we can grow in our community garden...

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Black sapote — chocolate pudding fruit

It is soft, black and gooey. It looks past its prime. It is all these things and it is delicious...

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Midyim berry — an Australian bush food ready to eat

Midyim berry, an Australian bush food eaten by Aboriginies.

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Pawpaw — another fast fruit

Another of the fast-fruits, Pawpaw is well worth planting in community gardens in the warm temperate to tropical zone.

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