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Denise1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 01/12/13 Updated: 01/12/13 Frost:
Location: auckland NZ

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Main trunk dying - If the dieback goes down to the ground Im afraid you will have to cut it right down to live wood and paint the cut with water based paint. It may eventually die but you can plant a new tree and it will grow big in no time at all. You could replace it wit..1560 days 18hrs
Advanced fruit trees - Often a smaller tree that is actively growing will overtake a larger tree that is resting. Especially if you cant find a suitable size tree that is affordable. Proper ground preparation and shelter makes a difference too. Look for a healthy growing plant..1591 days 21hrs
Finger limes going brown on end - The two colours on the fruit, and the hardness of the fruit are normal. When ripe cut it open half way along and squeeze the beads out from the cut working back. They have a slight pungency which makes it give a nice tasting sprinkle on a dish. Not exact..1620 days 18hrs
Jucara palm died quickly - Perhaps you can grow the Garcinia xanthochymus outdoors and then graft Lucs onto it later on. Try a warm protected thicket where frost doesnt reach. I have seen G.x. growing Ok in semishade...1623 days 13hrs
Low nitrogen fertiliser - How do you get on with fertiliser on mango. I have seen them killed with blood and bone...1623 days 17hrs

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