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Comment by Dave Riley on June 26, 2016 at 12:26

I forget the sweet peppers/capsicums...

The plants listed may be growing but they aren't necessarily surging...and harvest is another

 day's issue.

But as it is written, 'Every day, in every way, outback is getting better and better...' 

It is also written, 'As sand through an hourglass so are the days of our gardening lives.'

Comment by Christa on June 26, 2016 at 10:54

You have a supermarket aisle in your back yard Dave.  Hard to believe that you have changed a plot of sand into a food forest. Well done. 

Comment by Dave Riley on June 26, 2016 at 10:47

In production:


  • Potatoes - various
  • Sweet Potatoes - 4 types
  • Purple Yam
  • Burdock
  • Indigenous Yam
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Yacon


  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Beetroot


  • Chicories
  • Katuk
  • Brazil Spinach
  • Okinawan Spinach
  • Warrigal Greens
  • Kankong
  • Drumstick tree
  • Egyptian Spinach
  • Nopales
  • Portuguese Kale
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Cabbages
  • Broccoli
  • Spring onions
  • Leeks
  • Mizuna
  • Rocket
  • Lettuce
  • Endive


  • Dill
  • Chilli
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Oregana
  • Turmeric
  • Mints
  • Parsely 
  • Samphire
  • Coriander
  • Cilantro


  • Choko
  • Passionfruit
  • Trombonchino
  • Tomato
  • Loofa
  • Madagascar Bean
  • Pigeon pea
  • Mulberry
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Tomatillo
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Prickly pear
Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 26, 2016 at 10:38

Looking Good!!!! So Lush and Productive, plenty of food there for a few meals. My goodness Dave, you really have been busy, must make you feel all fuzzy inside to see the fruits of your labour here.

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