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Sandy2's Edible Backyard

Joined: 02/09/07 Updated: 02/09/07 Frost: Medium
Location: Melbourne south east

About My Edible Backyard


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Hi everyone,



I have a small orchard, in the back yard, mainly. The soil type is clay, with a foot or so of loam soil ontop. Very hard to grow anything in.



I try to grow as much as possible, in the limited space, I have, but not all grow well.



I have 1 tahitian lime. 1 Genoa fig, 2 strawberry guavas, in pots. 1 K1 coffee plant, in ground.Also the yacon has grown very well, and have got a few tubers off it, and already split it, and re-planted.



Just 1 of the 2 hazelnut trees I got from Daley's, not sure what happened to the other , just have Halls Giant left now..



Maybe the cold or frost here, sets back, or kills off, not sure.



The photo was taken at a Flower Power store across the road, from us, where we met Don Burke, from Burke's Backyard. I'm a widow, who likes to garden, grow herbs, roses, and fruit trees, and collect succulents. I also do crafts, like fishing and the outdoors.


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I have a cherry tree - Thanks Louise,I will do that soon as I can!. The fruit taste really delicious, and so handy for lots of things. Hope yours do well too. sandy...3237 days 1hrs
I have a cherry tree - I love cherries too, ymyum, The first year I had my Stella cherry, it had plenty of cherries on it, since I had to put it in a pot, (a male friend kindly dug it up and transferred it for me) it has not fruited at all, over 12 months. Is it due to being i..3244 days 23hrs
Guava tees in melbourne - I just bought 2 strawberry guavas, for something different to try and for a different taste, but am still waiting for the fruit to appear. I buy tropical fruits when I can afford them, in the supermarket, and try new ones whenever I can. I dont like was..3291 days 21hrs
Coffee - Hi Bob, I am in the south east of Melbourne, and Have just the 1 coffeeplant, in the lawn, it is getting new growth, but no coffee flowers or beans at all, and is over 2 years old. I have kept it sheltered during winter, as the frost tends to get things ..3349 days 24hrs
Guava tees in melbourne - I have had my strawberry guavas on my back porch, for the last few months, since theye were getting frost, during winter, and looking a bit sick! They keep on getting new growth, slowly, but no fruit on them, they are about 2 years old now, I feed them a..3349 days 24hrs
Black sapote not growing - Thanks jujube, Will think about that one, have to look for a good pot first, then decide what to put in it. Wet as... down here and can't do much outside...3558 days 23hrs
Black sapote not growing - Hi everyone, windy down here! I am not doing much ingarden at moment. My daughter is getting a flat in backyard, and everywhere is a bit of a mess! I'm thinking of buying a 2fruit citrus tree, to put in a large pot, might get a lemon with a orange, as I..3594 days 1hrs
Coffee - Hi calebra and jujube, I'll try weeding , and fertilising, as well as watering, using rain water or grey. like to grow a bit more citrus, but not sure where to plant, as space is limited. I have a brick wall in backyard, facing south, but gets a LOT of..3602 days 20hrs
Coffee - Hi everyone, I have been ill last 2 weeks with the flue! A lot down this way. I have no fruit on my trees , at all, my Lime tree, which is a Tahitian Lime, planted in my front garden, in lawn, gets small limes, then they seem to drop off. I have given i..3609 days 22hrs
Coffee - Thanks for the advice you have given, I will try mine in a different spot, and give more fertiliser, from now on. mine is only about a foot tall, very slow growing, but has some new shoots after set back from the heat...3715 days 19hrs
Black sapote not growing - Hi, My Fig tree, I have growing in the same area as the black Sapote, is growing really well! So is the Yacon, both bought from Daley's. K1, coffee, plus 2 strawberry guavas, and 2 apple trees are ok. The hazelnut tree, Ennis, I have left, was going good..3723 days 23hrs
Black sapote not growing - jessica, Like you, I had a black sapote, but it has now died. I have never tasted one either, and have not seen any fruit down here, to buy. let me know if you find a place!..3751 days 3hrs
Passionfruit4 - ok, thanks for that good advice. Will try it , soon. I had heaps of passionfruit, and made jam out of excess...3845 days 21hrs
Olive trees - no probs Rowena. Good luck with your olives. Mine have been going a bit crazy, with our strange weather. not really fruiting this time. I have bottled previous crops in brine, and alsso vinegar and oil. with herbs added. ..3845 days 22hrs
Coffee - HI Correy, I reckon your video is fantastic! I will try to grow my K1 Coffee tree in a tub, rather than in the ground. it's not doing too well in the frost here in melbourne's wintery weather. Hope you get many more beans from your cofee trees!..3856 days 21hrs

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