Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Edible Balcony - today

This is what the Edible Balcony looks like 60 days later on November 19th.

The tomatoes are sprawling barely contained by their stakes

The first juicy fruit will be ready to harvest in a week

The lemon tree flowers have turned into new fruit buds and the herbs are thriving in this burst of early summer heat..

And a new tenant - courtesy of Eden Gardens - is a pomato. It's a plant created by grafting a tomato vine onto a potato plant. When the tomato has flowered and fruited, you can dig up your crop of potatoes!

Perfect for small space gardening.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My spring plantings - Day 1

All the book promotion for The Edible Balcony ironically delayed my spring plantings until mid September.

The thyme bush is three years old now. I had to replace the oregano with a new seedling.
The tioga strawberries are fruiting for their third year (and probably last)

 chives, some silverbeet  and nasturtiums as well in the rosemary pot ...

New plantings of butter and red coral lettuce

4 tomato seedlings interplanted with purple and common sweet basil

... these will be towering giants in a few months...

Purple leafed basil not only has a wonderful aniseed flavour - it also provides a stunning visual contrast to all the greenery. 

There are two ripe lemons on the Dwarf Meyer lemon tree and dozens of deeply perfumed white flowers

... a perfect enticement for the bees...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eden Gardens - Edible Balcony Book Dinner Nov 8th

Seats are going like hot cakes for the Edible Balcony Book dinner with yours truly next Tuesday night November 8th at Eden Gardens, North Ryde, Sydney.

$79  for a 4 course dinner  (prepared from recipes from my book) + a signed copy of the Edible Balcony.

During this exclusive event I'll be talking about the book, my balcony and why food gardening is the hottest craze this spring. Book now!

Eden Gardens - Edible Balcony Book dinner

ndira Naidoo’s

Circle of life

Four course dinner

The Edible Balcony is the ultimate guide

to creating an organic balcony garden

that is sustainable and productive plus it

features sumptuous recipes using her

own produce. In celebration of Indira

Naidoo's book launch of The Edible

Balcony, we would like to invite you

come join us in a four course meal

created straight from her book PLUS

each person will receive a complimentary

copy which you can get signed by Indira

on the night.

$79 per person

Includes 4 courses and The

Edible Balcony Book