PLANT SALE LIST Here it is! You can order from 3pm Sunday 7 February and orders will be filled strictly in the order received from 3 pm. Some plants are in limited supply so we will get back to you and inform you which plants are still available and the total cost of your order. In order to buy this way, you MUST pre-purchase a ticket from Eventbrite whether you intend to come to the Open Garden or not to be fair to everyone. You need to pay by direct debit and the banking details will be sent to you in the return email. Some banks do immediate transfer(Osko) but some take a couple of days so an emailed receipt is necessary in that case. Please send all orders to firstname.lastname@example.org rather than ordering through Facebook. You will be able to pick up your plants on Thursday or Friday(times to be advised) or after 1pm on Saturday or all day Sunday. We have put this in place for this year to avoid the crowding that can happen on the plant stall so we can all maintain a safe social distance. Apologies that the original list was hard to read but Facebook will not preserve Word formatting so we had to save as a jpeg to upload which meant it was small and in 4 pieces. Hopefully this one is more user friendly!
size price x Qty Plant 100mm $4 x9 Silvanberry 200mm $8 x3 Silvanberry 100mm $4 x4 thornless Blackberry 200mm $8 x9 thornless Blackberry 100mm $4 x10 Raspberry 100mm $5 x21 Cape gooseberry 100mm $5 x13 Goji berry 100mm $4 x100 Strawberry (Rosanne) Herbs, veggies etc 200mm $5 x6 Feverfew 100mm $3 x4 Lemon balm 200mm $7 x3 Lemon balm 100mm $3 x12 Aloe vera 100mm $3 x2 Chervil 100mm $4 x8 Lagos Spinach 100mm $3 x4 Parsley, Italian 100mm $3 x13 Chilli – unlabelled variety 125mm $4 x1 Chilli – unlabelled variety 150mm $10 x6 Galangal 100mm $8 x4 cardamom ginger 100mm $8 x26 Native ginger 100mm $3 x2 Wormwood (artemisia) 70mm $2 x20 Sweet potato –white 100mm $3 x9 Sweet potato –white 300mm $10 x5 Comfrey 100mm $3 x6 Kangaroo apple Fruit trees and subtropical fruit 100mm $10 x26 Dragonfruit (various types) medium size 200mm $12 x3 Dragonfruit (various types) large size 200mm $12 x2 Dragonfruit (red/white) large size 100mm $12 x19 Dragonfruit pink medium size cutting $5 x20 Dragonfruit cuttings (various types) 100mm $8 x2 Sugar Cane 150mm $8 x10 Pepino 100mm $5 x2 Papaya 200mm $20 x15 Mango 100mm $10 x4 Chestnut seedling 200mm $25 x6 Monstera deliciosa (Mexican fruit salad plant) 200mm $25 x3 Achiote 100mm $5 x4 Pineapple 100mm $8 x4 Elderberry 100mm $15 x6 Macadamia 100mm $10 x16 Guava yellow cherry YCG 100mm $10 x56 Guava Hawaiian HG 100mm $10 x11 Guava Malay Red MR 100mm $10 x13 Guava Mexican cream MC 200mm $15 x3 Guava unlabelled 100mm $10 x20 Barbados Gooseberry (tropical climbing cactus) 100mm $8 x3 Curry leaf 100mm $10 x2 Kei apple 100mm $20 x12 Plum pine (Illawarra plum) set of 3 trees 150mm $20 x1 Plum pine (Illawarra plum) 100mm $10 x6 Walking stick palm 200mm $25 x1 Walking stick palm 100mm $8 x12 Cedar Bay Cherry (small) 100mm $10 x17 Brazil Cherry (small) 100mm $5 x9 Ruby saltbush 100mm $5 x9 Loquat 100mm $5 x23 Loquat #9 200mm $15 x2 Banana 100mm $4 x9 Mislabelled – nice peach or Sicilian nectarine 100mm $5 x4 Joe peach 100mm $5 x2 Rosanne peach 100mm $4 x6 seedling Nectarines (recently germinated) 100mm $5 x3 Apricot (various) grapes – more will be available from next October bag $10 x24 Grapes – Canada Muscat (CAN or CM) bag $10 x36 Grapes – white table (WHITE or W) bag $10 x4 Grapes – black table (BLACK or B or DAD) bag $10 x1 Grapes – Crimson seedless (CS) bag $10 x15 Grapes – White Muscat (WM) bag $10 x11 Grapes – Sultana (S) bag $10 x3 Grapes – Hunisa (HUN) bag $10 x9 Grapes – Black Maroo (MAR) bag $10 x25 Grapes – Red Prince (RED PR) bag $10 x12 Grapes – Red Globe (RG figs – around 20 varieties plus a few more for collectors – more will be available from next October 21bags $160 x2 Collection of 21 figs for a 6x6m double circle 10bags $90 x2 Collection of 10 selected figs bag $10 x1 M1 Celeste bag $10 x2 M2 Yellow Ischia bag $10 x6 M6 Lemon Lennie bag $10 x18 R Rosanne’s bag $10 x21 WA White Adriatic bag $10 x31 Y1 Spanish dessert bag $10 x6 Y2 Julie S R1T2 bag $10 x5 Y3 Julie S R1T4 bag $10 x28 Y7 large green Greek bag $10 x8 Y8 williams bag $10 x3 Y14 needs pollinator bag $10 x8 Y15 flat Spanish dessert bag $10 x14 Y16 Kalamata bag $10 x7 X2 St Ann church Spanish dessert bag $10 x97 Z1 Skoss 1 bag $10 x6 Z2 Black Ischia bag $10 x2 Z5 Alma bag $10 x4 Z7 Gwen 2 bag $10 x20 Z11 MB Brown Turkey bag $10 x6 Z12 Adams Pride individually priced larger pots 300mm $20 x1 white table grape mature
300mm $30 x1 Palm trees mature Ornamentals bag $8 x3 Glory vine 100mm $4 x1 Palm tree 200mm $10 x3 Palm tree 150mm $8 x10 Pittosporum undulatum 150mm $8 x4 Pepper tree 100mm $5 x1 Kurrajong 100mm $5 x1 Jacaranda 100mm $5 x48 succulents assorted 200mm $12 x16 succulents assorted 1kg $15 x20 Honey 500g $10 x20 Honey potluck unlabelled bag $4 x4 Grapes unlabelled bag $4 x4 figs unlabelled
A couple of weeks out from the Open Garden and I usually take a peak at the extended forecast at this time, bearing in mind that the further away it is the less accurate it is likely to be. I almost squealed with delight to see that all of the next two weeks is mild, mostly low twenties, with quite a bit of rain as well. Next weekend’s working bees days are almost cold and the OG days are down for 23. Even if it jumps a bit it looks unlikely that we will get a stinker. Personally, I adore hot weather but for OG it’s way more comfortable in the 20s and last year we had our best crowds ever with the mild weather. Please keep on track!
Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February 10am to 4.30pm
Two days of speakers, workshops and demonstrations among five lush productive gardens where you will have the chance to get your questions answered by expert food growers. This is our ninth Open Garden and they are now well known for being the place to be if you want to learn to grow your own food. In recent years we have also had an emphasis on permaculture and sustainability. There will be our usual range of excellent speakers, the details of which are still being finalised. Activities for children. Sausage sizzle, hot and cold drinks and cakes available. Vegan/vegetarian food also. Massive plant sale of edible plants at ridiculously low prices. Lots of fig trees and grape vines of different varieties. As usual 100% of our share of the gate takings will be donated to charity: in recent years this has been for local bushfire relief! This is not a free event(as suggested by FB which I cannot remove) standard Open Garden costs apply$8 adults, $6 concession, children under 18 free. This event may be subject to COVID safe restrictions but we will not know until closer to the time but at this stage we plan to go ahead. Please share widely!
Jess and Jesse have just started a new blog which will concentrate more on vegetables and other things not covered by this blog. This is a great article on growing spaghetti squash: the advice given applies to pretty much all of the cucurbit family, ie pumpkins, melons, cucumbers squash etc.
Since Jess and Jesse arrived in the middle of last year the gardens have expanded a lot. This is the first time we have sold seedlings and native plants. Prices vary but usually $2 for seedlings and $3 for native plant tubestock. We are not a commercial nursery so quantities are limited. Come early for the best choice.
BASIL – PERENNIAL
BASIL— HOLY TULSI
ECHINACEA – ‘WHITE SWAN’
MARIGOLD -STINKING RODGR
BEAN—DWARF GREEN BUSH
CABBAGE – RED ACRE (punnets of 4)
CABBAGE – SUGARLOAF (punnets of 4)
CUCUMBER— CRYSTAL APPLE
KOHL RABI—PURPLE VIENNA
MALABAR RED SPINACH
TOMATO— AMISH PASTE
TOMATO— BLACK RUSSIAN
TOMATO – TOMMY TOE
This is amaranth
NATIVES (WILL LIKELY HAVE A FEW MORE AVAILABLE THAT ARE NOT LISTED)
As well as the usual dry/warm climate fruit trees, strawberry plants and new herb and vegetable seeds and seedlings we will also have some in demand unusual trees/bushes. A friend has been caring for some goji berries for us and dropped them off today. Nice looking plants which we will sell for about $5 each, a much better buy than the app $15 you will pay in the shops. Also, the ones in the shops are more than likely wolfberries, a close relative with similar fruit but very sparse. We also have a variety of dragon fruit and other subtropicals. A full list will be published next week.
At the RFS meeting on Tuesday Ben Waddelow, a commercial grower in the Riverland, said he would also bring some unusual plants down with him for a separate plant sale. He specialises in jujubes (Sunlands jujubes) and will bring other things that we don’t have including mangoes and persimmons. There is always a lot of interest when we talk about growing mangoes and his are two years old and he has got them through the critical first winters and they are about a metre high. They are sun hardened Riverland Kensington Prides, the very best ones to grow here. I told him I thought they would be very popular so can I have an indication of how many of you would like one so he brings enough down with him?
We are often asked why we open at the hottest time of the year. The simple answer is that a fruiting garden is at its best at this time with the abundance of summer fruits. Joe and I are both summer bunnies and don’t mind at all being out in the sun doing the preparation although I suspect most of our volunteers do not share our enthusiasm!
Don’t be put off coming if it’s a bit on the warm side. One year the Saturday was 45 degrees and still 100 hardy souls ventured forth and had the advantage of less crowds. Everyone commented how cool the gardens seemed, no doubt due to the dense tree plantings and abundance of greenery. We put up marquees and tarps over the clotheslines in addition to the verandas and natural shade. Last year we purchased two sets of misters which were very popular as a cool spot. You should be able to find a nice shady spot like this!
We are still working on the final program which will be similar to last year’s but hopefully there will be a couple more guest speakers that are still not confirmed. Starting at 10.30am and running all through the day until 4pm there are talks, panel discussions, demonstrations of tree planting in clay soils, tree pruning and laying drip irrigation. Main speaker is at 11am and panel of experts at 2pm. We are again honoured to have Harry Harrison here: Harry is always a huge hit and no one in Adelaide knows more about growing fruit so come along and get all your questions answered. He is very generous with his time and his half hour talk has been known to stretch to two hours while there are people there still asking questions. He often runs pruning workshops that cost you money but here your entrance ticket covers all presentations. The final program will be posted next week as early as possible. Here’s Joe running his tree planting workshop:
We’ve also been told that Mayor Docherty from Playford council and local State Member of Parliament Lee Odenwalder will also be attending as both are strong supporters of our gardens.