About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and 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.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Garden visit to a developing food forest at Gleniffer

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Afternoon Tea in the garden
 We always have a sumptuous afternoon tea after our garden tour.
Afternoon Tea in Gleniffer

date & walnut cake

Pumpkin muffins; a great way to use pumpkin

Candlenut Tree
 We will post recipes in a later post.
Candlenut on the tree

Carambola Tree with fruit

Compost heap

Ginger patch
Every plant pictured grows well in our warm temperate/sub-tropical climate. Ginger (above) is very useful and loves our heat and water. You can start with a chunk from the greengrocer or market. Make sure each piece planted has an eye.

Hawaiian Guava

Lab Lab Bean and Elder flower


As we wended our path through the food forest we came across a huge flowering mandarin laden with fruit.

The Lab Lab bean grows along fencelines and trellises.

These mushrooms sprang out of the horse manure David had collected.

Newly constructed path

Pineapple guava

Plant table


Mushrooms growing from horse manure mulch

 Saba Nuts shoot underneath the tree
David's garden has grown so much since our last visit. He hopes to host a permaculture course with Rosemary Morrow later in the year.

Rhubarb is useful in desserts or in savoury stews.

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