Good article by Darren at Ray White about how you should start thinking about planting edible plants now.
About the only other tips we’d add are:
- Bunnings can be great, but is often overpriced. I recently purchased about 20 tiger grass plants from a recycled plant centre for $9 each. The Bunnings price is $27.
- Plan well ahead of time by using websites and apps such as Gardenate (it’s free) to plan.
- Pick things that grow well in your area.
- Plant companion plants that help ward off summer bugs.
- Consider dwarf mangos which can fruit in just a couple of years. If you’re in the Northern Rivers area, D
- Citrus and dwarf citrus, especially Kaffir Lime, Lime and Lemons.
- Summer berries are hard to get going in some areas, but mulberries are easy, and there are varieties that provide for extended seasons.
- Herbs and spices that can be used fresh or dried, or whose seeds can be used (coriander, chili) are great additions.
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