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Maggie's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/12/13 Updated: 01/12/13 Frost:
Location: Gold coast


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Maggie Forum Contributions
Dwarf mango irwin and avocado wurtz - Hi Jan I have a 5 year dwarf mango.2 metres either side should be plenty.You can always prune...2495 days 17hrs
Tropical fruit - Can I just read the forum to start with without having a problem plant?..2890 days 19hrs
Mango help - thanks Wazza.i have been worrying for nothing.New leaves have formed on the lower trunk.and 2 new stems with many flowers.I wont touch this lot.It's great having this forum,isn't it?..3600 days 14hrs
Mango help - Thanks David.Now there is a peasized fruit.Is this a panicle? As you can see this is my first mango.I would so appreciate any more tips you may have.Leaves are hanging vertically...3600 days 14hrs
Mango help - Can anyone help me with my Alison variety dwarf mango sapling?I removed flowers in hope of more leaves,but not so.There are small red stems doing nothing and it seems dormant.It is 2 yrs.tiny spiders are also there.It's 1 and a half mtrs...3611 days 17hrs

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Weeping mulberry trunk - Our gorgeous mulberry has issues at the trunk please help..Liked Answer 2491 days 2hrs
Dragon fruit - Ok its me the guy with the plant in the glass container. I would like to know how to take care of a dragon fruit plant. i had never heard of one before i got this one. i need help!..Liked Question 2724 days 18hrs
Dwarf friuit trees - ScottG, With your dwarf mulberry after you get a harvest make sure you prune it back that way you will get another crop. It is possible to get up to 3 crops this way...Liked Answer 2724 days 18hrs
Black sapote not growing - I want to buy the black sapote, as my 4 kids love fruit & love chocolate. We live in a central north area of newcastle of NSW. Do you think it wil grow well ?..Liked Question 2724 days 18hrs
Suitable trees3 - Hi Alex, have a look at the 'my edibles' section and search for brisbane gardens. I have found that kiwi fruit is unsuitable for our climate. The least trouble and quickly productive plants are pawpaws, passionfruit, heritage raspberries, local strawbe..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Suitable trees3 - I'm from Brisbane's south-side. I ripped up my normal sized backyard and have put in the following on dwarfing rootstock - some were planted together due to limited space, yet trying to get maximum fruit yields throughout the seasons; Lime - Tahitia..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Flame tree - I have a flame tree that is grafted onto Brachychiton ruprestre, the bottle tree. It was the first tree that I ever grafted and to begin with it grew well. It then started to flower and flowered three times in 18 months, with the last flowering 12 month..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - Hello Peter in St John. I suppose it is possible to get a dud mango tree. Make sure you fertilised the tree properly, give it potash for strong growth and good health. Look for the anthracnose, blackened distorted leaves and flowers, you have to spray..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - Hi Anonymous in Florida, you can pick the mangoes when they've 'coloured up', then they should ripen in the kitchen, just put them in the fruitbowl on the table. You could also leave them on the tree and cover them up with a cloth bag, that works for..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - I now have several Mangoes in my garden, I live on the SE coast nsw gets cold but this year had fantastic success, feed potasium nitrate a couple of months before xmas when the flowers come out dont make the same mistake as me, found it covered in flies (..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - Hi Jo and everyone else, The pictures of Jo's mango flowers show typical anthracnose disease (I'll bet there were black leaves too) Anthracnose is a fungal infection, you have to spray regularly, not just once, from flowering right through to picking,..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - Peter, are you from Castle Hill QLD? I am in exactly the same position as you with a bowen mango tree. I have the following suspicions why it flowers but I don't get fruit. 1. Black Spot - Once the mango's start forming the black spot does as well..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - Not all flowers turn into fruit, so it is quiet normal for a lot of the flowers to abort. The fruit that has set should be sprayed with a copper fungicide to protect them from Anthracnose. With regards to Fruit Fly, you could use Naturalure to control fru..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs
Mango tree not fruiting - Hi, to force the plant to bear fruits, apply potassium nitrate. (10 gram / litre of water) spray on the leave..Liked Answer 2724 days 19hrs


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