• Aji amarillo - 02/03/2014
    Aji is a word that can mean a few things…
  • Aji Chanca - 15/06/2014
    Aji Chanca is a mid heat range cultivar of Capsicum baccatum…
  • Aji simple sauce - 27/02/2016
    Here's an extra simple way to make a long lasting…
  • Alexanders – Smyrnium olusatrum - 11/05/2015
    Alexanders is a biennial mediterranean winter herb or vegetable that…
  • Amaranth – kiwicha - 06/07/2014
    Amaranthus caudatus is a very old food plant that can…
  • new farm at Arcadia - 19/03/2013
    Over this last summer i have developed a new farm…
  • Arcadia farm update June 2014 - 25/06/2014
    Well it's mid winter after 18months of soil development and test…
  • Arcadia farm update May 2013 - 24/05/2013
    Soil building and general production is developing well at the…
  • Artichoke – Green Globe - 22/09/2013
    Its Spring and the first flower head growths of Green…
  • Asparagus bean – Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis - 24/01/2014
    The asparagus bean is another tasty legume that is worth…
  • August - 01/09/2015
    What I’ve been mainly harvesting or what has been ready…
  • Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan - 05/09/2011
    Went for a long walk around the  Australian Botanic Garden…
  • Balinese corn – zea mays - 27/03/2014
    Balinese corn is a smaller paler open pollinated multi cob…
  • Banksia coccinea - 01/08/2013
    I have just had the first flowering of a seed…
  • Basella alba - 23/05/2013
    Ceylon, Tropical or Malabar spinach - Basella alba http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba This is…
  • Bean Roc D’Or - 11/11/2013
    Roc D'Or is a classic open pollenated golden butter French…
  • beans - 06/09/2011
    Beans - Phaseolus vulgaris & Broadbeans - Vicia Faba http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaseolus_vulgaris http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba I'm…
  • Bean Royal Burgundy - 24/11/2013
    Royal Burgundy is an interesting and flavoursome glossy purple bean…
  • Black Turtle bean - 08/07/2014
    The Black Turtle bean is a full flavoured and nicely…
  • Blood Orange - 30/07/2015
    Blood Orange is generally a very productive citrus. It usually has quite…
  • Borage - 28/02/2014
    Borago officinalis is an odd plant which is so friendly with…
  • Cabell d’àngel – melon jam - 01/06/2013
    Cabell d'àngel is a melon jam originating apparently from Spain…
  • cage stage 2 - 10/03/2011
    [gallery link="file"] Soil goes in to the cage now that…
  • cage update august 2011 - 01/08/2011
    [gallery link="file"] The cage planting has been reorganised somewhat to…
  • cage update april 2011 - 02/04/2011
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  • cage update june 2012 - 13/06/2012
    The weather has been pretty dire over the last year…
  • cage update May 2013 - 24/05/2013
    Its been almost a year since I reported on progress…
  • cage update october 2011 - 15/10/2011
    Crops have been turned over and new plantings are starting…
  • cage stage 1 - 09/03/2011
    [gallery link="file"] This is stage 1 of building the cage…
  • Caigua – stuffing cucumber - 28/05/2013
    Caigua or Achocha - Cyclanthera pedata var. edulis This Andes…
  • Calendula - 02/06/2013
    Calendula - Calendula officinalis - is a hardy and prolific…
  • Candied Kumquats & Syrup - 17/07/2015
    So what to do with the Kumquats... here is a…
  • cape gooseberry - 04/12/2011
    Cape gooseberry - Physalis_peruviana - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_peruviana Perennial but short lived vine like soft…
  • Capsicum - 23/05/2013
    Chocolate Capsicum - Capsicum annuum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsicum_annuum The last few years…
  • Cardoon - 07/11/2014
    The Cardoon is a cultivar of the same perennial plant…
  • carrots - 23/06/2011
    Uses: culinary the purple varieties have less sugar and more…
  • Chamomile - 27/02/2014
    Chamomile is a name for a group of flowering herb…
  • Chayote – Choko - 26/03/2015
    Sechium edule or Chayote comes originally from Mexico and the central…
  • Chelsea Physic Garden - 24/07/2012
    Chelsea Physic Garden - http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/ I recently visited this great old…
  • Chicory – Catalogna - 30/07/2015
    Catalogna Chicory is a subtle tasting leaf and stem that…
  • Chili – De Arbol - 16/06/2014
    The needle like Chili De Arbol looks like it should be dangerous…
  • Chili – Poblano - 09/12/2013
    I love these mild but still tasty chili peppers. They…
  • Chili – Serrano - 16/06/2014
    The Serrano chill pepper is one of the 'classics' that…
  • Chili – Shishito - 15/05/2014
    Shishito chill pepper is a mild bright emerald green and…
  • chippendale street gardens - 30/05/2011
    [gallery link="file"] Corner of Myrtle and Pine Street, Chippendale, Sydney. Some…
  • citrus - 23/05/2011
    Uses: Eat fresh Preserve Other culinary uses Propagation & cultivation…
  • Coriander – Cilantro - 24/08/2014
    Coriandrum sativum is a versatile plant that can be used in…
  • Cressy tasting thing – possibly Berula erecta - 24/05/2015
    Note - It seems in Australia there is a bit…
  • Daikon Radish – Minowase - 20/10/2015
    Daikon or 'Big Root' is a common name for a…
  • Dandelion – Taraxacum spp - 08/08/2015
    Dandelion has been used for ages as a general food…
  • Dill - 02/06/2013
    Dill - Anethum graveolens - is an under rated herb.…
  • Double Curl Parsley - 27/07/2015
    This is a very old variety of curled parsley with…
  • Eggplant - 23/05/2013
    Eggplant - Solanum melongena https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggplant I have found eggplants to be…
  • Epazote - 31/07/2015
    OK - so why grow something that tastes like Kerosene?…
  • eucalyptus - 25/05/2011
    Eucalyptus caesia 23/9/2010 Growing on raised gravel bed. This one was…
  • Fava Bean – Egyptian Ful - 27/11/2014
    The Egyptian Ful is a short pod type Broad Bean…
  • Fava Bean – Grano White - 22/09/2013
    Grano White is a spectacular variety of Broad Bean. It…
  • Fava Bean – Peruvian Emerald - 27/11/2014
    Peruvian Emerald is a short pod type Broad Bean. The…
  • Fava Bean – Red Epicure - 03/11/2013
    Red Epicure is a classic variety of Broad Bean that…
  • Fava Bean – Robin Hood - 05/11/2014
    Robin Hood is a short compact but heavily cropping variety…
  • Fava Bean – Violetta - 27/11/2014
    Violetta is a Broad Bean variety that seems to be…
  • Fava Bean – Witkiem Manita - 05/11/2014
    Witkiem Manita is a fairly fast growing Broad Bean that…
  • feijoa - 04/12/2011
    Feijoa - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acca_sellowiana Sometimes called pineapple guava or fruit salad guava…
  • Feijoa - 23/05/2013
    Feijoa - Acca sellowiana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acca_sellowiana Sometimes called pineapple guava - this…
  • Fennel - 02/08/2015
    Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare - is a versatile perennial herb or harvested…
  • Forster NSW community gardens - 18/01/2012
    On Jan 11 [2012] I visited the Forster community gardens…
  • Fremantle community gardens - 07/03/2016
    I recently visited Fremantle in Western Australia (early February 2016)…
  • Garlic - 21/03/2013
    Garlic - allium sativum Garlic growing and varieties is a…
  • Garlic harvest 2014 - 17/12/2014
    This years Garlic harvest has been quite successful. I have…
  • Gastrodia sesamoides - 08/12/2011
    Gastrodia sesamoides - Australian native potato orchid http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastrodia_sesamoides Its leafless…
  • Globe Artichoke – 1 minute prep - 14/08/2014
    How to prepare a Globe Artichoke in under 1 minute.…
  • Gold Nugget mini pumpkin - 26/03/2015
    Gold Nugget is a small tasty little variety of pumpkin that…
  • helicodiceros muscivorus - 09/11/2010
    dead horse arum Helicodiceros muscivorus Only flowered for about 3…
  • herb teas - 19/08/2015
    This is simply a list of some of the main…
  • Huauzontle - 02/06/2013
    Huauzontle - Chenopodium nuttalliae - is an interesting vegetable of…
  • Hunter region NSW botanic gardens - 18/01/2012
    Quickly dropped in to visit the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens…
  • Jalapeño – purple - 26/02/2014
    This current crop of purple Jalapeño are just really beautiful…
  • July - 29/07/2015
    This is simply the first post in starting a new…
  • Kale – Black Toscana - 26/08/2014
    Kale comes in a number of forms and Black Toscana…
  • Kale – fast turnover food… - 27/07/2015
    So there are lots of tasty varieties of Kale out…
  • Kamo eggplant - 26/03/2015
    Kamo is an heirloom Japanese variety of Eggplant from the…
  • Kamo Kamo - 05/06/2013
    Kamo Kamo or Kumi Kumi - A cultivar in the Cucurbita…
  • Komatsuna - 20/05/2015
    Komatsuna (Brassica rapa var. perviridis) is a classic Japanese brassica green. It is…
  • Land Cress – Barbarea verna - 28/02/2014
    Land Cress is crisp, spicy and very similar to water…
  • lavender - 05/12/2011
    Lavender - Lavandula genus - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender I'm growing a wide range of…
  • Lemon Verbena - 08/11/2014
    Aloysia citrodora or Lemon Verbena is a wonderful deciduous perennial…
  • Lemons – Lisbon & Eureka - 31/05/2015
    There are few edibles that come close to the utility…
  • Lettuce – Freckles - 27/07/2015
    The Freckles lettuce is an old Romaine style from the…
  • Lime - 06/04/2015
    There are so many limes to choose from and each…
  • lotus - 07/01/2011
    An excellent specimen of Lotus - Nelumbo nucifera - growing at the…
  • Maca - 04/06/2013
    Maca - Lepidium meyenii - is a tasty little root vegetable…
  • Malabar Gourd – cabell d’àngel - 23/05/2013
    Malabar Gourd (cabell d'àngel) - Cucurbita ficifolia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_ficifolia This a…
  • mexican flavours - 05/09/2011
    A summary of some Mexican style food flavour plants that…
  • Mexican micro cucumbers – Melothria scabra - 28/03/2014
    These tasty little micro cucumbers are really very entertaining. They…
  • mint - 19/05/2011
    Uses: Eat fresh Tea - dried and fresh Antiseptic &…
  • Mitsuba – Cryptotaenia japonica - 03/07/2014
    Mitsuba is a giant rustic Parsley and is often referred to as…
  • Mount Tamborine community gardens - 24/01/2014
    I dropped in to see the Mount Tamborine community gardens…
  • Nasturtium – Tropaeolum majus - 02/03/2014
    Garden Nasturtium - Tropaeolum magus - has a very spicy…
  • November - 07/12/2015
    What I’ve been mainly harvesting or what has been ready…
  • NZ spinach – Tetragonia tetragonioides - 28/02/2014
    Being native to both NZ and Australia (also native to Japan…
  • Oca – Oxalis tuberosa - 28/05/2015
    Oca is a tasty little South American Andes plant that…
  • October - 07/12/2015
    What I’ve been mainly harvesting or what has been ready…
  • Oncidium ornithorhynchum - 18/05/2011
    Oncidium ornithorhynchum [orchid] seems highly variable in it's flowering shape…
  • Onion – Rossa Lunga Di Firenze - 10/08/2015
    Rossa Lunga Di Firenze or 'long red of Florence' is…
  • orchid – maxillaria densa - 24/05/2011
    Here's a currently flowering orchid that has a really nice…
  • Papalo – Porophyllum ruderale - 03/03/2014
    Papalo is a quick growing long lived annual herb plant…
  • peas - 02/11/2011
    Currently growing: snow pea - green and yellow - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_pea long…
  • Pepino and Pineapple salad - 03/01/2016
    A fresh ripe Pepino - Solanum muricatum - tastes pretty…
  • Pepino dulce – Solanum muricatum - 23/05/2013
    Pepino dulce - Solanum muricatum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_muricatum This is one of…
  • Perilla – Shiso - 31/03/2015
    Perilla or Shiso has a very distinct and some would…
  • Pickled micro cucumbers - 28/02/2016
    There is always a stack of extra fruit when you…
  • pleach – plum & peach - 04/03/2014
    Plum & Peach crossed gives you a 'pleach'. Tastes like…
  • pleione formosana - 12/10/2011
    pleione formosana in flower in early October- a very nice…
  • Poha berry – Cape Gooseberry - 23/05/2013
    Poha Berry - Physalis peruviana Poha is the Hawaiian name,…
  • Portuguese Kale - 27/07/2015
    Who knows where this originated... but this group of Kales (…
  • Potato – King Edward - 27/04/2014
    King Edward is a very versatile potato that has white…
  • Potato – Royal Blue - 27/04/2014
    Royal Blue is a main crop potato variety that would…
  • Potato – Sapphire - 29/06/2014
    Sapphire is a main crop medium sized purple skinned oval…
  • potatoes - 25/05/2012
    Potatoes – Solanum tuberosum - [mainly although there are many other species] An…
  • preserved salted lemons - 12/11/2013
    I love preserved salted lemons! Here's a simple way to…
  • Prostanthera incisa - 28/08/2015
    Prostanthera incisa is a traditional native Australian bush food which…
  • Purple Congo potato - 01/07/2013
    Purple congo is a prolific roughly shaped potato that is…
  • purple dragon carrot - 22/12/2010
    Purple Dragon carrot. They grow fast and seem to like…
  • Purslane – Portulaca oleracea - 18/01/2016
    Purslane is a much underrated food plant and often just…
  • Quince paste - 29/03/2012
    Quinces are an interesting fruit but really need to be…
  • radicchio - 25/05/2011
    Uses: culinary - excellent in salads or in risotto as…
  • Radicchio – Grumolo Rossa - 27/08/2014
    The red Grumolo is a nice looking and tasting small…
  • Rakkyō – Allium chinense - 16/06/2014
    Rakkyō - Japanese scallion or Chinese scallion is a lightly flavoured…
  • Randwick NSW community gardens - 30/01/2012
    I called in to see the Randwick community organic garden on 19…
  • Red Currants – Ribes rubrum - 07/12/2013
    Red Currants - Ribes rubrum - have a distinct flavour (that…
  • Red Mustard leaf - 01/06/2013
    Red Mustard leaf - Brassica juncea - is a interesting…
  • Red Stem Celery - 05/09/2015
    Red Stem Celery is a very old variety from the…
  • Red Kuri kabocha - 19/03/2013
    Red Kuri kabocha - Curcubita maxima Duchesne ssp. maxima cv. maxima 'Red Hokkaido' This…
  • Rhubarb - 02/06/2013
    Rhubarb - Rheum rhabarbarum - is sometimes a feast or famine kind…
  • Rockmelon - 04/03/2014
    Rockmelons are a thing of beauty. The surface webbing on…
  • Rose Geranium - 29/06/2013
    Rose Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens is a useful plant to…
  • Round Zucchini - 19/12/2015
    The beauty of random pollination. This round Zucchini is a cross…
  • Sage - 23/06/2014
    Sage - Salvia officinalis - has an unusual and distinct…
  • Salad Burnett – Sanguisorba minor - 30/05/2015
    Salad Burnett or Sanguisorba minor is a smallish perennial seasonal herb…
  • Salvia Sclarea – Clary sage - 27/07/2015
    This plant was commonly used for an eye wash which…
  • saracenia at Sydney Botanic gardens - 04/10/2011
    Some nice saracenia pitcher plants out in flower at the…
  • saving seeds using woven bags - 21/03/2012
    A quick tip -  i have found it very effective…
  • Scarlet runner bean - 07/04/2014
    Scarlet runner beans - Phaseolus coccineus - are a short lived…
  • September - 21/10/2015
    What I’ve been mainly harvesting or what has been ready…
  • Sheep’s sorrel – Rumex acetosella - 27/05/2015
    This is a really good 'eat the weeds' plant!. Rumex…
  • Shelling Pea – Telephone - 23/06/2014
    Telephone - or in old heritage speak 'Alderman' - is…
  • Shishigatani kabocha - 19/03/2013
    Shishigatani - C. moschata Duchesne 'Shishigatani'. Shaped like an hour glass or…
  • Silene vulgaris - 24/05/2015
    Silene vulgaris is a small european & mediterranean perennial leafy plant that…
  • Skirret – Sium sisarum - 31/05/2013
    Skirret - Sium sisarum - is an interesting 'old' vegetable that…
  • Soil - 29/07/2013
    A pile of plant material sits waiting to be composted…
  • Solanum - 08/12/2011
    Solanum is a mysterious group of plants that include potatoes,…
  • Strawberry Popcorn - 22/05/2013
    Strawberry Popcorn - Zea Mays This is an open pollenated…
  • Sunchoke – Helianthus tuberosus - 08/07/2014
    Sunchoke is also known as Jerusalem Artichoke although it originates from…
  • Sydney Botanic Gardens - 13/07/2011
    Went for a wander through the Sydney Botanic Gardens on…
  • Tagetes lucida – Mexican Tarragon - 02/08/2013
    Tagetes lucida is a very nice smooth anise/tarragon flavoured herb…
  • Tagetes minuta – Huacatay - 02/08/2013
    Tagetes minuta is a South American herb that has had…
  • Tahitian Squash - 23/05/2013
    Tahitian Squash - Curcurbita moschata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_moschata This is an interesting…
  • Tamarillo – Solanum betaceum - 11/08/2014
    Tamarillo - Solanum betaceum is a very distinct fruit that…
  • Tomatillo - 23/05/2013
    Tomatillo - Physalis philadelphica (ixocarpa) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatillo These are often called…
  • tomatillo paste - 27/03/2012
    We had a small crop of tomatillos due to the…
  • tomatillo simple sauce - 26/05/2014
    This season the tomatillo crop has been outstanding in amount and…
  • Tomato Black Krim - 21/03/2013
    Tomato Black Krim - Solanum lycopersicum The Black Krim is an…
  • Tomato – cherry - 24/01/2014
    Currently am growing two self developed varieties of cherry tomato…
  • Triamble - 25/08/2013
    Triamble is an Australian heritage pumpkin or winter squash from the…
  • Turmeric - 28/07/2015
    Turmeric - Curcuma longa - is so much better if it's…
  • Valerianella locusta - 23/05/2015
    Valerianella locusta is often called 'Corn Salad' or 'lambs lettuce'.…
  • villa carlotta – lake como italy - 23/05/2011
    Villa Carlotta on the edge of lake Como in northern…
  • waratah – Telopea speciosissima - 01/08/2011
    Having a lot of luck with Waratah growth in the…
  • Wasabi - 02/06/2013
    Wasabia japonica - Wasabi is a tricky plant to grow…
  • Watermelon – Japanese Suika white flesh - 03/03/2014
    Japanese Suika watermelon - this is just such a nice…
  • White squash – scallopini - 29/06/2013
    White squash - scallopini or small white 'patty pan' are…
  • White turnips - 23/06/2014
    Small white globe turnips are a thing of beauty. If…
  • Wild leek – Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum - 11/12/2013
    Elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum) is the name often used…
  • wildlife - 10/03/2014
    Ok so time for a small rambling rave about threatening…
  • Winter savory – Satureja montana - 12/09/2015
    Winter savory - Satureja montana - is a very cold…
  • Yacón - 03/06/2013
    Yacón - Smallanthus sonchifolius - is another Andes perennial plant…
  • Yakumo Snow Pea - 23/06/2014
    Yakumo is a large crispy flavoursome purple flowered Snow Pea…
  • Zucchini Costata Romanesco - 19/03/2013
    Zucchini Costata Romanesco - Cucurbita pepo. This is a very tasty…
  • Zucchini – New Zephyr - 28/02/2017
    Sometimes you get a nice surprise when growing vegetables from…