Fruit Trees, Herbs and Vegetables for South East Queensland Gardens
No matter how large or small your home seems, anyone can grow their own food. There is space even on the sunny side of the balcony! For food that is fresher, healthier, tastes better and is more sustainably made, nothing beats plucking your meal straight out of the ground.
Though only a small selection of our fruit trees, herbs and vegetables are displayed online, visit Nielsen’s Native Nursery in person to see the bounty we have to offer.
Why Grow an Edible Garden?
Gardening is a healthy activity, one that both stretches your muscles and relaxes your mind. When it comes to edible gardens, there is no delight like growing your own food! Gardening with fruit trees, herbs and vegetables can help to cut down on trips to the supermarket.
As food that isn’t eaten straight away can be stored or preserved for later use, edible gardens work wonders to bring down the grocery bills.
How to Design Your Edible Garden
Plan for success by planning your edible garden before you start buying plants. If space is limited, your choices will also be limited to planter troughs of herbs and vegetables, while full gardens with deep soils can accommodate the roots of fruit trees. Climbing plants such as beans, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers are perfect for walls! Some plants grow better in full shade, while some prefer partial shade.