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Steven's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 21/09/10 Frost:
Location: TEMPLESTOWE


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Prickly pear cuttings - Hi Abi, Id give you some but im located in Melbourne. Do you know any Italians? Most, especially the older generation will either have them growing in their backyard or know someone who does. After they immigrated they used to plant them along the ..541 days 21hrs
Coffee - Hi Mark, Thanks for your help, i cant see any spider mites on it but ill have another look just in case. ill check out the eco oil too Thanks Steven..554 days 18hrs
Coffee - Hi everyone, Im still getting these strange spots on my coffee tree which are killing the leaves, white oil seems to help a bit. Does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of them..559 days 13hrs
Lychee tree - I havent tried Lychee, it would be interesting to see if people have been successful. I have successfully grown bananas but the papaya didnt do much. The issue i found is that they would grow in Jan to March but then die back in winter and take a long tim..974 days 22hrs
Worm farms - In my worm farm there is usually always alot of worms in the lower trays unless the top tray is almost completely full of compost. It doesnt really worry me though. When i want to fertilize something i scrape off a few handfuls of castings and put it in a..1004 days 21hrs

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Coffee - Yes coffee is monoecious , MaryMary is being quite contrary ;)..Liked Answer 1015 days 20hrs
Growing rice - That's too high tech and massive for me. Here's the before and after of my little 'pond'. Everything is in miniature here...Liked Answer 1877 days 15hrs
Growing rice - Mine wasn't growing in water, it grew well in my garden soil, that I kept wet & mulched :-)..Liked Answer 1877 days 15hrs
Growing rice - Good on you, Steven. I think it's quite a romantic idea, growing rice :) If it does not work there are so many other things you can try. I only have a planter pond but it's productive - I feed my worms to the goldfish which in turns put nutrients in ..Liked Answer 1878 days 14hrs

Banana - Cavendish Dwarf (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3377 days 19hrs

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Is growing quite well, it is a dwarf cool variety. During spring and summer if i look after it properly it grows like a weed and has now turned into about 6 medium sized plants.


During winter they look sick and die back but shoot back up in spring again. they are in pots at the moment so they havent fruited. ill plant them into the greenhouse when its completed and hopefully theyll grow into large plants full of fruit

Height 1.5 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: None they dont ever seem to need it

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry

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Update: 3377 days 19hrs

Comments: - Has grown a bit, its starting to flower now. Once i plant it in the ground i think it will shoot up.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mango - Bowen (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3377 days 19hrs

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Bought a couple of years ago, i protected it in winter for the first couple of seasons but now its in a large pot outside fully exposed during winter and it does fine.


Last season it flowered and a few fruits set but dropped them shortly after. Its a young tree though so its common for that to happen so im not worried. So far im really happy with how its grown. Everyone told me it would not be able to survive here and will die during its first winter.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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vlct says... [2237 days 18hrs ago]
How's the mango going

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Coffee arabica (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3377 days 20hrs

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They are growing quite well, are still in pots but have turned into nice bushes. They flowered last summer and are still holding onto the fruit. One has grown quite large and is inside now full of fruit. the other two are outside still and are still holding onto quite a few berries.


Grow in a warm location with filtered light, they like to be watered frequently and fertilized once every month or two.

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Every month or two, and every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer, but only in growing season

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava Yellow Cherry

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Update: 3684 days 14hrs

Comments: - Also has grown well but not great. Still in a pot but is almost a meter tall. Is fruiting for the first time now and is fruiting quite heavily.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Macadamia - A4

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Update: 3747 days 21hrs

Comments: - Died last winter....

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast

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Blueberry - Sharpblue

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