The verge garden is very noticeable from the road & looks wonderful. No longer is it full of litter either now that someone is looking after it.

The verge garden is very noticeable from the road & looks wonderful. No longer is it full of litter either now that someone is looking after it.

I drove past the corner of Illawarra Road & Addison Road yesterday & saw that a radical change had come over the verge garden on the corner.  It was looking lovely – green & lush.  I asked around & was told that one of the locals had taken matters into their own hands & planted it out.

They had planted sweet potato. The leaves can be picked off as needed & make for tasty eating in stir-fry, just add some garlic.  Eventually they will be able to harvest sweet potatoes.  I think it’s a great plant to use while growing other plants as you can literally do what you like with it.

The original plants put in by Marrickville Council remain in the verge & benefit from the regular watering that the sweet potatoes are receiving.  I think it is a tremendous improvement on what was there before & thank whoever did this.

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