Karen’s Open Garden

Gunyah-March-2014-Copy-Medium-1000x768Take the chance to see my urban food garden (February 21-22, from 10 till 4.30) with its 200 or so edible and useful plants, including Bush Foods and Herbs (eg Lemon Myrtle, Native Pepper, Saltbushes), South American fruits (eg Avocado, Babaco), rooftop beehive and garden, nature strip planting, wall gardens, aquaponics system and chickens.
I’ll be selling honey and honeycomb from the bees as well as many unusual edible plants, such as Babaco and the amazing Fragola (Strawberry) Grape, so called because it smells and tastes like strawberries. This year I have the white and black fruiting varieties as well as the well known red fruiting type for sale. I’ll be selling many bush herb plants too as well as a new Caper plant bred for Australian conditions, ‘Eureka’. I also hope to have some Perennial Bell Pepper plants for sale too – mine fruited every winter in semi shade for nearly 10 years – what a plant!
There’ll be teas and coffees and refreshments with ingredients from the garden, made by the lovely folk from my local community garden, who will also be taking your money at the gate adults ($8, free for under 18’s) and keeping part of the proceeds as a fundraiser for their work.

Address – 22 Lochinvar Street, Pascoe Vale South