A sunny, winter Sunday is a great time to learn cultural garden tips at the local community garden.
Dora and Sabina from New Guinea have special knowledge on many great food plants.
Their gardens flourish and provide food throughout the steamy, summer months when other gardeners are struggling.
They have shared how to get bumper sweet potatoes crops by looping the plants runners together and digging them into a raised mound.
They also grow Taro and Coco Yams great food security plants which provide ongoing nutritious tubers.
Sunday they were pruning their Aibika or New Guinea Spinach.
This is a plant I now also grow and Dora and Sabina told me its leaves can be wrapped around fish before they are steamed.
They then add the steamed fish parcels to coconut milk and add other vegetables such as tomatoes to make a delicious stew.
Thank you for the share Dora and Sabina, I am so looking forward to trying out that recipe.
Love the way you mound up your soil round your Coco Yams and Taros as well.
I have dug mine into the ground but will be following your lead with my future plantings.