Leaves are used in Vietnam as a wrap for meats and vegetables. The vine is hardy when grown in frost free conditions with moist soil underfoot.
This low growing perennial vegetable which is easy to maintain and provides a year round supply of spinach once established.
The starchy tubers from the cassava plant are a staple food for many people throughout the world. High in carbohydrates, cassava has been cultivated for thousands of years. Plants are grown from stem cuttings which quickly grow into a shrub whilst forming multiple tubers underground.
Water Chestnut is an aquatic rush-like plant which grows in full sun and thrives in soil covered with 10 – 30 cm of water. Erect, narrow, tube-shaped leaves shoot from an edible corm.
A dense spreading acacia shrub able to tolerate drought, wind, salt and moderate frosts. Seeds are edible and best tasting after being roasted or steamed in their pods.
A herb that is widely used in a number of dishes including omlettes, stirfry's, dips and plenty more
The Greater Yam is the most commonly cultivated yam. Grown mostly in the tropics and sub-tropics this yam is perennial but readily harvested at the end of the growing season once the vines die back. As a food source this yam provides many beneficial vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates.
The nutty flavoured tubers can be used in cooking like potatoes. Closely related to the sunflower plant, the Jerusalem Artichoke enjoys similar growing conditions. Growing to about 1.5m, the tubers are ready to harvest once the foliage dies back. Tubers have a short shelf life so they are best stored in the ground and dug up when needed, else stored in...
The Jicama is a fast growing climber with edible tubers. The vines appear in Spring and die back in Autumn, if left to grow over an outdoor frame they will provide shade cover very quickly for Summer.
Kangkong is a fast growing leafy vegetable which loves growing in boggy wet soil. Kang Kong is highly nutritious and rich in iron, calcium and vitamin A. Where space is limited it can be grown in an aquaponic environment to provide you with leafy greens all year round.
Lebanese watercress will grow in abundance given the right growing conditions, providing a fresh source of greens for salads all year round. Leaves and stalks are edible with a celery like flavour. Stems gently weep from the base of the plant growing to 30cmin length. Although lebanese watercress will grow in moist soil we find it grows best with...
The Moringa Tree is drought hardy and highly nutritious, making it a popular food crop to grow in hotter regions of the world where it thrives. Leaves, young seed pods and cooked flowers are cultivated and eaten as a vegetables, oil used in food production is extracted from the seeds, and the tree itself makes a great windbreak.
A small clumping shrub to 60cm from Papua New Guinea where it is commonly eaten as a leafy green vegetable. The dark glossy green leaves with a yellow stripe do not look like a mushroom, but the flavour is similar. High in calcium, chlorophyll and vitamin C this plant has many benefits beyond the kitchen.
The bright coloured flowers of the nastursium make it a real flowering event in our garden each year. Easy to grow, the flowers and leaves of this annual plant can be added to season salads.
The Pickeral Rush is a beautiful exotic aquatic plant that grows well in a bog garden or pond. The puffy seeds are edible fresh or cooked. Purple flowers appear in summer and will attract bees to your garden.
Pigeon pea is a small woody tree known for it's drought hardiness and food value throughout dry arid regions of the world. In India pigoen pea is known as toor dal and commonly eaten in soups and stews.
The Queensland Arrowroot is a vigorous clumping canna with edible tubers that are high in starch.The tall broad leaves grow very quickly and change the garden landscape with the seasons.
A leafy green groundcover well suited for cooking in the same way as spinach. Drought hardy, fast growing and tasty, this native plant regularly turns up in bushfood recipes.
The West Indian Arrowroot rhizome is high in starch and is the commercial source of arrowroot flour. In the garden it is a great living mulch plant, just chop and drop when needed. Rapid leaf growth takes place over summer, dying back in winter at which time the tubers are ready to harvest. This is a lovely showy plant to have in the garden whether you...