We visited Rasa's garden at Goonengerry in July and discovered her superb food forest of five acres. We especially enjoyed her emphasis on growing edible perennial vegetables in her garden. Abundant flowers attracted beneficial insects and created not only a useful garden but an attractive one.
Here is a link to her local seedsavers facebook Page which has lots of useful information.
"Gardening...is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes!" says Rasa. Check us out on Facebook
This iris was growing beautifully on a well drained slope in full sun.
|We think this is Iris lazica / WINTER IRIS|
Rasa grows a selection of yams and finds them a very useful vegetable. African Yellow Yams are contained on a wire mesh trellis.
|Butterbur (Petasites)grows well|
|A large Chili|
Ethiopian Cabbage pops up in a few places after escaping from the vegetable garden. Rasa is happy with her plant volunteers. The plant we sampled had a mild flavour.
|Seedsavers in the Food Forest|
|The edible white pulp of the Mountain Paw Paw|
Rasa says she scatters the seeds and has good germination.
|Paw Paw (Del Monte)|
|A Male Fruit Fly Trap|
This recipe is not specific to Male Fruit Fly.
1L hot water
1/2 tblspn Cloudy Ammonia (available at supermarkets in the cleaning section)
1/2 tspn Vanilla Essence
1 tspn Dishwashing Liquid
1 tspn Vegemite
Dissolve the sugar and Vegemite in the hot water. Allow to cool before adding in remaining ingredients and mixing. Makes enough for approx. 3 - 5 traps.
Here are some more links re baits and controlling fruitfly.
|A mauve Salvia|
|Rasa's Pineapple Garden|
|Rasa sells plants as well.|
Rasa enjoys eating raw Plantain.
|Tahitian Spinach is a type of Taro|
Can you detect the large Yam tuber pushing through the soil at the base of the black post?
|Rasa grows Lotus for food. This how the bed looks in winter.|
"Gardening...is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes!"