pots of edibles

GROWING IN THE ‘BURBS

My home is a penthouse apartment on the fourth storey of a modern apartment block in a northern suburb of Sydney, about 30 kms from the city. The useable area is about 100sqm so somewhat larger than most but 80% is tiled floor and there are a couple of large raised wall garden beds. While[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - edible garden

Wahroonga – Helena’s Garden

We bought in 2012 and started planting Autumn 2013. First a few citrus trees and garden beds and chicken coop. Our objective to grow some food, enjoy fresh eggs and develop the associated traditional skills within the family. Now we have over 40 fruit trees, 6 veggie beds, compost bins, water tank, worm farm, hensioners[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - beneficial flowers

Hornsby – Tara’s Garden

When Tara and her family moved in to their rental home the backyard was wall to wall concrete. 5 years later, without making any permanent changes and by utilising found, recycled and transportable items, the space has been completely transformed into a productive garden filled with fruits, vegetables, masses of flowers, a beehive and a[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - raised vegetable beds

Mona Vale – Jillian’s Garden

My name is Jillian Brooker and I built this garden together with my dad, 10 years ago. Dad and mum have lived here for just over 60 years. On the property we have compost bins and a worm farm. The pictures show our “critter free” raised beds. Also what we call the Mediterranean Garden, with[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Under the Choko Tree garden

St Clair – The Choko Tree Farm – Linda and Nevin’s Garden

This garden is open Saturday 9-4pm only.We grow as much of our own veggies as we can organically using open pollinated seed, which we save ourselves where we can. We make seed raising mix using worm castings, sand and cocopeat, once the seedlings are up we pot them on into newspaper pots and then plant[…]

wicking gaden beds

Help your edible garden survive the heat, drought, and water restrictions

Water restrictions at a time when your edible garden desperately needs watering might seem like a disaster, but can also be an opportunity to learn more efficient, eco-friendly skills. A lot of the things you do for yourself on hot days are applicable to plants – staying hydrated and covering up! Science writer, activist, and[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Pennant Hills edible garden

Pennant Hills – Stephanie’s Garden

I had very little interest in gardening until I was steered towards the (now defunct) ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ course at Ryde Horticultural College in 2011. Permaculture is an integrated design system, with distinct ethics and principles. At the first lecture I remember Penny Pyett, the amazing teacher, saying “This course will change your life.” At[…]