About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Bellingen Summer Vegetables Survivors

In Bellingen’s hot, wet summer conditions, vegetables like lettuce, spinach and silver beet really struggle.  Don’t despair - there are some great survivors which will fulfill our need for green, leafy  vegetables at this time. 

The young leaves of Basella (Ceylon Spinach), Tatsoi, Nasturtiums and Sweet Potato are delicious and can be used in a salad or a stirfry.  Ibika cooked in coconut milk
has been recommended by a valued Bellingen Seed Saver.

Basella and Ibika are shown in the following photo, along with Tumeric, Ginger and Garlic Chives. Are the grubs attacking your leafy vegetables like they're attacking mine?


1 comment:

  1. Great photo of local vegetables. Wing Beans are also thriving and producing heavily in our area at the moment. Wing Beans seem to do better the second year when they regrow from the root. They are especially good in stirfries.

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