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.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Midsummer in a Bellingen seedsaver's garden.

Even in the hottest of midsummer with heatwaves pounding Australia we have produce available and an exciting garden to explore.



A capsicum with a bite
Perennial Capsicum with a bite

Perennial Capsicum seem to grow more of a bite and end up like mild chilis as they age.



Baby custard apple alongsiude a chili
Baby custard apple alongside chili

This Amarillo Chili has grown up supported by the branches of the Custard Apple.



Amarillo Chili

Our first really ripe Chili of the season



Surely a most beautiful clumping bamboo
Mexican Weeping Bamboo

This clumping bamboo screens and weeps. It is easy to manage.


Baby Golden Hornet crabapples
Baby Golden Hornet Crabapples

Golden Hornet is a universal apple tree pollinator. The fruit is small.



Path to explore at the pond
Path to explore at the pond

Even tiny mango trees can produce.
Even tiny mango trees can produce.

We grew this small tree from seed. It may turn out to be dwarf. This a five year old tree.



The Amla has suddenly shot up.
The Amla has suddenly shot up.

Perhaps we will have fruit this season.



Curious chooks
Curious chooks

Not all eggs.
Not all eggs.



Grey Mugwort makes a great nest liner and discourages mites.


Tree tomatoes are a heavy producer.
Tamarillos


Tamarillos are our most productive fruit. Use as a tomato or a desert fruit.


Green Sapote
Green Sapote

Although this Green Sapote is yet to fruit it still contributes a fabulous tropical evocative shape to our garden.

Feeding the birds with nectar
Golden Lyre Grevillia

This Grevillia is loved by all of our local birds.



Delicious fruit
Baby Acerola cherries

The fruit is scarce but delicious.





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