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.

Wednesday 26 December 2012

ABC Garden Patch at Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

It was fascinating to visit this vegetable garden and to see how well some plants that struggle to grow in our subtropical/warm temperate climate thrive in the different climate of Hobart, and vice versa.

Rhubarb obviously loves the climate.

Runner beans

Woven twigs contain the these herbs.

Tree Onions

Bulbine bulbosa (Native Leek) has edible corms grows and well in Bellingen. The leaves and flowers are not edible.

(Lactuca sativa) Celtuce is a non-hearting lettuce relative from southern China grown for its large tender and crisp stalks that are eaten raw in salads or cooked ...


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Gooseberry bushes love the Hobart climate

Oca (New Zealand Yam) dislikes our subtropical summers so store in your crisper and plant in March.

Globe artichokes

Incredible roses love the lack of humidity.


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