So here is a list of produce that grows here and when. Pretty much in the Darwin region, there are vegetable plants that will grow all year and ones just love our dryer cooler months only, like tomatoes and zucchinis and once the humidity builds they die off. The more wet loving plants, usually specialised to the humid tropics, such as snake gourd, snake bean, ceylon spinach ans so much more, will grow all year when watered, but will flourish in the wet and warm of October- April. Then there are the tree fruits, which may fruit sporadically throughout the year, or just once like Mangoes! I will slowly update this so that you can click on each produce word and it will open a fact sheet that looks like this.
For 10 Great (and easy to grow) plant for the wet season and all year in a info sheet click this link- More Great wet season plants.
I have made a simple sow and harvest calendar, it is an updated of the government one based on personal and community experience within Darwin..it is a rough outline that is a good start for now.
Planting and Harvesting table for Darwin Gardens
For fact sheets click the below photos or word of the produce you want to find more about. Only the ones with words in blue have fact sheets at the moment-
Cassava (Manihot esculenta)
Non Tree Fruits and Beans
Basils (Thai, Lemon, Sweet, Purple)
Dry Season Plants
Non Tree fruits and beans
Snow peas Zucchini
Honey dew melon
Leaves and Herbs
All Year Tree Fruits
Banana (technically a herb)
Chocolate Pudding fruit
Peanut butter fruit
Here are some fact sheets from City of Darwin Council on fruit trees found in Jingili community orchard-
Also go to the right hand side tabs of the home page and click “Local Produce Picks”
For now have a look at these NT Gov fact sheets, they may be helpful
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Great work Emma. I am using some of your material to show case this website and the amazing things you know and do in our Australian Curriculum Association Conference in September. It is a pleasure to have the time to really look at all the wonderful things you have on this site. Even love the humour behind the Waste of the Top End section.
Thanks Emma, very nice compilation. Cheers
Hey Emma……awesome page, well done! Such a great reference now that I’m setting up a new garden.
I put out on Wagait Buy Swap& Sell about a Community garden & there was an amazing response. Our first meeting is on Sunday…..pretty exciting! Already there is talk of getting advice from the experts….of which you are one! Once we meet & find some land I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us……I know nothing about what it may entail.
this website helped me alot to find what grows in the nt