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Native Parsnip - Growing Native Parsnip

Image from Melbourne Bushfood The Native Parsnip is a small plant with edible roots. The plant mostly lasts for 1-2 years after which most die away and others reseed. The plant forms small white leaves which are produced around springtime and in umbels.  This beautiful plant grows up to 80cm/ 0.8m high and has a preference for sandy soils. It was used as food by Aboriginal people due to the edible taproots. Image from Melbourne Bushfood Good for: - Beginners - Light frost  - Moderately resistant to Drought Water Moderate Sunlight Full sun Size Up to 0.8m high Planting Planting Native Parsnip grows up to 0.8 metres high. Adapted to the East Coast of Australia especially NSW and Queensland, they...

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Rock Fig Plant - Growing Rock Fig Plant

Image from Melbourne Bushfood The Rock Fig Plant is an attractive plant native to Australia and used as bushfood. It is a fig that is endemic to central and northern Australia. It is a lithophytic plant that grows on rocky outcrops, reaching 10 m in height. Desert Fig fruit is eaten when soft and ripe but is also suitable as a bonsai tree. You'll love the wide trunk and small leaves.  With spreading branches and aerial roots, Rock Fig is capable of becoming a parasite tree on other trees, encircling them and eventually killing them to establish itself --watch out for this. Image from Melbourne Bushfood Good for: - Beginners - Light frost  - Moderately resistant to Drought Water Moderate...

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Dorrigo Pepper Plant - Growing Dorrigo Pepper Plant

Image from Melbourne Bushfood Tasmania insipida or Pepperbush is a shrub native to Australia with large glossy leaves and red stems and dark berries. The berries have a peppery flavour and can be eaten raw or dried and used like regular pepper. The shrub occurs naturally along the cool west forests and coasts of Eastern Australia. It grows up to 3m high. The berries are edible but they have very strong peppery flavour. When the plants are young they should be watered frequently for proper and faster development. They are easy to identify due to the presence of bright red stems. Image from Melbourne Bushfood Good for: - Beginners - Light frost  - Moderately resistant to Drought Water Moderate Sunlight...

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Native Tamarind- Growing Native Tamarind

A native plant with long, broad, sausage shaped leaves. It produces yellow/orange fruits with a tart sweet taste.   The fruits can be eaten raw or added to jams and jellies. It is very easy to grow since it can be grown in pots, you'll need to protect it from strong winds and is highly sensitive to frosts hence should be sheltered/ protected from frosts to avoid damage.

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Lemon Scented Gum - Growing Lemon Scented Gum

Lemon-Scented Gum can be grown as an annual or a perennial. We recommend growing it in pots to keep it as short as 1m. Due to their shallow roots, they’re not a big fan of root disturbance so, grow them in containers before you set them outside. Have them in their permanent location at a tender age, especially in windy areas to avoid root rock.

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