Monday, 27 June 2016

NEW FILM - My Permaculture Garden by Morag Gamble

Watch this film to explore my award-winning permaculture garden at the Australian ecovillage, Crystal Waters Permaculture Village.

In this 33 minute film I take you on a in-depth guided tour of my edible landscape - the kitchen garden and food forest - sharing design ideas, permaculture strategies and my low-input garden philosophy. I also show you how I integrate the 55 useful plants listed below into my garden system.

Many thanks to my brother Gregor, who came up from Melbourne to help me start creating films for my blog. This was our first film project together in 10 years and we had a great time making it.

Here's the link to the film - the first in my new youtube channel where I will upload films about our permaculture life each week ...

If you enjoyed that, take a look at my next short films:

Film #2: Our Permaculture Life: Community Permaculture Garden (9 mins 30 secs)
Film #3: How to Make Comfrey Tea with Morag Gamble (4:52mins)


1:14 Lemon Myrtle - Backhousia citriodora
1:49 Cranberry Hibiscus - Hibiscus acetosella
2:21 Society Garlic - Tulbaghia violecea
3:12 Mustard Spinach - Brassica juncea
4:14 Snow Peas - Pisum sativum var. saccharatum
4:39 Carrot - Daucus carota subsp. sativus
5:49 Sweet Potato - Ipomoea batatas
6:23 Pumpkin - Cucurbita pepo
6:56 Pepino - Solanum muricatum
7:16 Dwarf Washington Navel Orange - Citrus sinensis 'Washington Navel’
8:10 Comfrey - Symphytum officinale
9:36 Pigeon Pea -  Cajanus cajan
10:52 Yacon - Smallanthus sonchifolius
11:51 Turmeric - Curcurma longa
13:08 Pelargonium /Scented Geranium -  Pelargonium graveolens
13:57 Madagascar Bean - Phaseolus lunatus
15:23 Brazilian Spinach - Alternanthera sissoo
16:18 Surinam Spinach - Talinum triangulare
16:40 Green Frills Mustard Spinach - Brassica juncea
16:55 Society Garlic - Tulbaghia violecea
17:01 Asparagus -  Asparagus officinalis
17:25 Giant Red Mustard Spinach -  Brassica juncea
18:23 Cherry Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
18:50 Perennial Welsh Onion - Allium fistulosum L.
19:39 Chilli - Capsicum annum
19:47 Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis
20:20 Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
20:34 Rocket/Arugula - Eruca sativa
21:19 Kale - Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
21:29 Broccoli -  Brassica oleracea var. italica
22:23 Laos Ginger / Galangal - Alpinia galanga
22:28 Chilli - Capsicum annum
24:14 Blue Java (Ice cream) Banana -  Musa acuminata x bulbisiana
24:50 Tulsi - Ocinum sanctum
25:47 Imperial Mandarin - Citrus reticulata 'Imperial'
26:38 Dwarf Blood Orange - Citrus sinensis
27:24 Acerola/Barbados Cherry - Malpighia emarginata
27:39 Jaboticaba - Myrciaria cauliflora
27:58 Malabar chestnut - Pachira acquatica
27:58 Lilly Pilly - Syzygium leuhmannii
28:14 Bottlebrush - Callistemon viminalis
28:41 Buddha’s Hand - Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis
29:32 Tahitian Lime - Citrus x latifolia
29:38 Hickson Mandarin - Citrus reticulata ‘Hickson'
29:49 Ruby Grapefruit - Citrus x paradisi
29:54 Fig - Ficus carica
30:11 Bay Tree - Laurus nobilis
30:18 Lemongrass - Cymbopogon citratus
30:29 Dragon Fruit - Hylocereus undutas
31:10 Native Ginger - Alpinia caerulea
31:24 Cassava - Manihot esculenta
31:42 Olive - Olea europaea
31:54 Pawpaw - Carica papaya
33:04 Kang Kong/Water Spinach - Ipomoea aquatica


  1. HI Morag! Thank you for taking the time to show us your garden. There were many plants I've heard of but never seen before. I had a little giggle at your broccoli section....when you said, don't worry about the holes, the holes cook well, or something along those lines! Hehehe. Have a great day xx kel

    1. Thanks for writing. I'm glad you enjoyed this little film of my garden :-)

  2. Hi Morag, thanks for the walk around your garden, I so enjoyed it. I hope, one day, to be able to do the same with our garden. Have a great day.

    1. Hi Fiona, Thanks! I hope you do film a wander of your garden. I'd love to see what you've been up to. Morag

  3. Hi Morag. I visited Crystal Waters as part of my PDC back in 2010 and was inspired then. I am re inspired by your beautiful and abundant garden. Thank you for posting this video.

  4. I love your garden, your hom and your ethically sound approach to living. I just recently discovered your blog (love it) and am doing a PDC, so your walk around your garden is just so inspiring. I am a little jealous of your subtropical climate, rainfall and soil... Living in Perth presents some big issues with getting a garden established but Permaculture provides answers in terms of long term abundance even in sand in with very hot dry summers and limited rainfall ��

  5. Hi Morag. What a great treat it was to wander with you through your wonderful garden, thank you!

  6. Hi Morag. Thank you so much for this wonderful video. I have watched it, more than once, with great pleasure. I am particularly interested in the way you use perennials in your vegetable garden. I already have Surinam spinach and Brazilian spinach growing in my allotment but want to expand on that. It was a pleasure to walk with you around your garden. As someone commented earlier - you sent me straight over to my own garden (allotment) and I've been working feverishly ! I have now started my Bokashi buckets going since I read one of your earlier blog posts. Until then I had been put off with the expense of the buckets in the shops, but by buying a couple of $5 buckets with tight fitting lids from Bunnings, and a bag of the activator, I have my own 'kitchen compost' up and running. I have also 'taken on board' as they say, your chop and drop as a mulch. Thank you.

  7. Morag, I forgot to mention that your written list of all the plants featured in the video is of great help.
    Especially useful to folk like me who are living in a similar climate and want to purchase these plants for their own garden.

  8. Fabulous garden. Well Done!

  9. Hi Morag,

    thank you for posting this video, I loved it. I live in a very different climate - Armidale NSW, so colder and drier. But I'm discovering that in other parts of the world people have had abundant gardens with a climate similar to mine, and used trees create a protective environment (I'm thinking of some of the Greek islands).


  10. Hi Morag, thanks for sharing your garden and all the info that goes with it. Inspiring and useful! Cheeers!

  11. great video, thanks for taking time to label all the plants and especially provide Latin names! Really helpfull stuff.
    How old is your garden? I am starting my own subtropical garden and have no patience with many plants, they just grow so slowly :)