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edible ground cover for shady position in melbourne

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rossette starts with ...
Hi all
Would any one have a suggestion for an edible evergreen for a shady spot in Melbourne? I have wasabi growing there at the moment but i suspect it will be knocked out over summer.
Any help greatly appreciated!
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rossette
CREMORNE,3121,VIC
16th September 2019 9:10am
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MyrtleTurtle says...
Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-vidaea) or bog cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos).
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16th September 2019 6:03pm
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denise1 says...
The New Zealand spinach Tetragonia will grow in some shade. The leaves are good in quiche and pizza or just steamed.
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Pauline Staff of Daley's Nursery says...
Íf you are reasonably frost free how about mint. There is also mushroom plant which can get to 30-40cm and it can tolerate frost
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17th September 2019 3:00pm
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rossette says...
Thanks Denise1, any particular type you would recomend? I have been trying California miners spinach but it doesn`t really take off and cover the area like it looks like the nz spinach would.

Thanks Pauline I have hedges of mint so pretty well over it! But the mushroom plant sounds interesting I did a search but it didn`t come up. Could you send an image or further details?
Hi myrtle turtle the bog cranberry looks interesting i assume there is a prostrate version? I saw these guys in florida and they were not for the faint hearted. http://www.ffsp.net/varieties/coleus/cranberry-bog-uf11-73-8/

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17th September 2019 3:54pm
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rossette says...
found the mushroom plant https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/Mushroom-Plant.htm
It looks great but a bit leggy for a groundcover but sounds good to eat!
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MyrtleTurtle says...
The Bog cranberry you linked to is a totally different species. I am referring to this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_oxycoccos
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allybanana says...
I have found for a healthy vegetable in low light Dwarf stinging nettle(urtica urens) or the native nettle is the best grows the best. It also hosts a very pretty butterfly.

Other edible shade tolerant plants include edible weeds, some may already be onsite.
Chickweed (Stelleria mediaideas) Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
various Oxalis species including the New Zealand yam oca. Edible gingers including galangal and tumeric.
Nasturtium. If you want a bigger shade tolerate plant Monstera deliciosa fruiting plant is an option.
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Julie says...
Does anyone in WA grow mushroom plant? I have wanted one for years, but it can't be posted to WA from ES.

Doesn't seem to grow from seed, so I need a cutting. Happy to pay.
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