August 11, 2008 at 6:26 am #244573LeecyMember
Just wondering what everyone has in the way of native foods – I have a new garden with a few natives in at the moment, about 10x3m. What would be some good native edible plants to put in there? I really have no idea about native stuff :shy::shy:
PS I have a lemon myrtle in there already.August 11, 2008 at 6:32 am #362679
Hi Ellice :wave: 😀
We’ve only got a Mountain Pepper. Don’t know how big it grows though. Good luck with the new garden. Hard work but lots of fun I should think. 😉 :tup: :metal: :metal:August 11, 2008 at 6:39 am #362680scarecrowMember
Hi Ellice :wave:
I had a list of what I’m growing back on on this thread (I’m too lazy to copy it here 😉 ) but I should point out that I’ve chosen ones suitable for my climate (read desert).
It’s great that you are thinking this way…more of us should I think!August 11, 2008 at 7:06 am #362681
There’s heaps – i’ll post a list when i check what i’ve got
why not come along to the SGAP sale on 20 Sept – lots of growers will be there and selling stuff cheap – heaps of good advice too
we have a list of local growers
Off-hand i have beech cherry, midyim, lemon myrtle, blue lily-pilly, riberry, round and finger limes, kangaroo apple, hibiscus …..
oh and why not do a bush food tour at Mt Coot-tha gardens
they are free and plants are labelledAugust 11, 2008 at 7:10 am #362682LeecyMember
Thanks scarecrow and sunflower – cant believe i didnt know about the gardens at Mt Coo-tha – we have been up there so often but always went to the lookout. And… what is SGAP? and where?August 11, 2008 at 7:39 am #362683
SGAP is the Society for Growing Australian (native/indigenous) Plants. There’s probably (sure to be) a local group near you. Do a google or enquire at the Qld site. We have plant sales a few times a year.
There are two events that day – another at Helidon
You’ll meet enthusiasts from all over at themAugust 11, 2008 at 7:45 am #362684August 11, 2008 at 7:53 am #362685Red DragonMember
Cornucopia have a listing of Bush Foods on their web site/catalogue…
http://www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au/ click on Browse our products and then select Bush Seeds. They only ahve half a dozen, but it may be a good starting point.August 11, 2008 at 8:50 am #362686
Hi there sunflower :wave: Nice to meet you. :metal:
Sorry to be OT Ellice, but what do you do with lilly pilly please sunflower?
And does it have to be a specific type? :geek: :shrug:
:rol::rol::rol: ‘Cos we have those also. 😀 😀
Ooops…….edited to give Ellice two els. :shy::shy::shy:August 11, 2008 at 9:26 am #362687SteveKeymaster
Ellice won’t mind you being OT (I think).
I made lilly pilly jelly a couple of years ago. (like jam but without the lumps). It was bootiful!
The boss has a recipe here somewhere.
SteveAugust 11, 2008 at 9:31 am #362688KirstyMember
You can also dye fabric with lilly pilly:tup:August 11, 2008 at 9:47 am #362689
Thanks Steve and kirsty. :clap: :clap:
Steve do you mind asking the boss (?) :lol::lol: if you may please put the recipe up here. Maybe in the recipe section? 😉 🙂
I would appreciate that very much. I’ll even send the boss a smiley, via here, of course. :lol::lol::lol::lol:August 11, 2008 at 9:51 am #362690paulaorganicMember
The gardens at Mt Cootha are great elliceh. :tup::tup: They also have quite a few mature fruit trees that have fruit on so you can see what they eventually look like in years to come.
I have a few bush foods growing, lilly pillys which I eat straight off the tree, they are a bit tart but I love fruit like that. I got a great crop this year, so must try making some jam nest season.
I also have a cedar bay cherry, midyim berry, red finger lime and also a plum pine, none of these have fruited yet as they are only young trees, so can’t tell you what they taste like.
Hopefully I will get a taste in a couple of years. :D:DAugust 11, 2008 at 10:11 am #362691SteveKeymaster
Here ya go Bobbee
Courtesy of “The Schauer Fruit Preserving Book”
LILLIPILLI JELLY – Wash lillipillis, just cover with cold water, boil 1 hour, press down, strain. Allow 1 cup heated sugar and 1 dessertspoon lemon juice to each cup of juice. Cook quickly till it jellies.
There was more general info at the start of the chapter but it went on for a couple of pages. The boss says if you know how to make jam, you will be right.
SteveAugust 11, 2008 at 10:19 am #362692
Yep the boss is right Steve. I’m an old jam maker from way back when………. 😉 :tup: 🙂
Your info is exactly what I needed. Thank you very, very much. :clap: :clap: :metal:
Smiley as promised for the Boss :hug::hug::kiss1: :lol::lol::lol:
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