About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of 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.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Autumn visit to Narelle's country garden in Valery, NSW

 Narelle has established an extensive vegetable garden in Valery. She heavily mulches the poor soil with grass, compost and cow manure. She obviously has a green vegetable thumb, probably because of a lifetime of growing food.

Narelle waits until the ants seek the sugar from the ripe pineapple.

Gramma pumpkin

Members check out the vegetable garden with Amaranth in foreground.

View from the garden


 TIP: http://yougrowgirl.com/my-best-tip-for-storing-fresh-flowers/

Yellow Zucchini

Edible Rosella flower, calyx and leaf

Dahlia flowers near amaranth flowers




One stunning northern view from the garden taken on this wet day.

The New Guinea Passionfruit vine produces delicious fruit. Compost bin in background.

A favourite small black pumpkin

Rosella produces edible flowers, fruit and leaves.



Narelle's presents talk on her past vegetable garden.

We always enjoy a meal together. We try to use the foods we grow. 

Leela's pumpkin pie with reduced sugar.

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake


Ricks fried plantain


Omshree's Chickpea Salad Click for recipe


RECIPE LINK: Nasturtium Leaf Pesto

Well worth the visit to this site. It has interesting and useful ideas for using the plants you grow.

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