Monday, 7 January 2013

What am I growing?

I currently have the following plants growing in my garden:
(You can click the links to find the page to purchase them yourself if I bought them online)
  • Apricot (unknown cultivar)
  • Apple (unknown cultivar) - old plant that has been there years before we moved in
  • Basil (from a local farmers produce market)
  • Beans (yet to germinate, and the birds or something got the only one that did germinate)
  • Beetroots
  • Blueberry 'northland'
  • Capsicum (saved from a store-bought capsicum)
  • Capsicum (purple) from Aldi's (surprisingly this one produced one very small fruit near the end of Summer, then stayed alive over Winter only to produce one new very small fruit this Summer)!
  • Carrots
  • Celery (been a few weeks, yet to germinate)
  • Chilli
  • Cucumber (crystal apple)
  • Eggplant (listada de gandia)
  • Ginger (has not taken off yet, so I don't think it will survive)
  • Golden fruit of the Andes (Naranjilla)
  • Leek
  • Mesclun provencal salad mix
  • Onion (round spanish)
  • Peanuts (from a store bought bag of non-roasted, non-salted peanuts)
  • Raspberry digger's gold
  • Raspberry 'chilliwack' (From Bunnings)
  • Radish (French breakfast)
  • Salty ice plant (gone to seed now)
  • Silverbeet five colour mix
  • Snow peas (from Bunnings)
  • Spinach (round)
  • Stevia
  • Strawberry 'cambridge rival'
  • Tomatos
I get most of my plants from Diggers, a plant nursery that stocks many interesting heirloom and original plants that you won't find anywhere else. I also get many from eBay or from garden markets and friends. It's amazing how much variety is out there

I will keep updating this page when I add more plants. :)


  1. I Dale

    I thought I might break the ice on your new blog. I have put a link on my own blog and I will be tracking your progress as you post. I can't wait to see your wicking (worm?) bed when you make it.

    1. Thanks John!

      It's (FINALLY) going ahead this weekend, will be ordering the scoria/dirt and getting ready to take more photos.
      Decided to double-layer the builders plastic to make it more durable.
      Will buy worms to put in the bed once it's up and running and there are some plants happily growing.
      Thinking of getting the composting worms rather than the usual garden worms so I can put kitchen scraps on it.