Like any other food plant, Australian native edibles will fit a range of garden setups, including exclusively kitchen gardens.

Find out how to grow, harvest, and prepare these wonderful flavours.

Other things to discover

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Indigenous Agriculture

While “Dark Emu” is seen as the primary text in this area, there are in fact several books dealing with the same topic.

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Discover a world of wonderful flavours between two covers!

(We can particularly recommend John Newton’s “Recipes from the Oldest Foods on Earth”, as we’re proud to have not one, but two recipes featured in it.)

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Plant References

There is a wealth of books covering the growing of native plants in the Australian garden. This is a particular subset dealing specifically with the growing – and, in many cases, the harvesting and cooking – of edible native plants.