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Westy1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 00/00/00 Updated: 07/01/16 Frost:
Location: KENSINGTON GARDENS


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Babaco - I'm having the same problem Damian, also feeding with chook manure. From what I've read it could either be too much nitrogen or because night temperatures are still too low for fruit set (it's still getting down to 6C at night where I am). Apparently frui..1361 days 19hrs
Lychee14 - Lychees are susceptible to water stress as they understorey plants in nature, native to areas with high humidity and rainfall. After fruit set they need to stay constantly moist. This may be why your fruit are dropping...1361 days 20hrs
Figs in frost - Hi Taryn, I have 3 fig varieties here in the Adelaide Hills where we get regular frosts through to mid spring, where it gets down to about -4C. Fig trees go dormant through winter, and dormant fig trees are hardy to about -12C so you should be fine wit..1361 days 21hrs

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Australian lime lemon thornless found at bunnings - I'm curious as to what they actually are, so I'm going to weight in my 2 cents. MaryT's first pic - I think this could be a generic photo. The lime has seeds - so it can be West Indian Lime as Tahitian has no seeds. The skin is not lumpy, so can'..Liked Answer 1449 days 2hrs

Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 1323 days 16hrs

Comments: - Out of our three plants, one died from spring frost (it broke dormancy too early), and the other two are growing like mad. The plants were less than 1 ft tall 9 months ago, one growing in a pot is now about 5 ft! Grown in soil from our garden with added chicken poo and seaweed solution. 

Height 5 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control: not yet affected by pests apart from the odd earwig

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Seedling (Seedling) 9/10

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Update: 1323 days 17hrs

Comments: - We have 3 black sapote seedlings - 2 in pots undercover, 1 planted in ground in garden. The plants in pots are growing well. The plant outside was damaged by frost and lost it's leaves, but plenty of new growth now!

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Kampong (Grafted) 6/10

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Update: 1323 days 17hrs

Comments: -

hasn't enjoyed the cold as much as the seedling variety - lost leaves over winter but new buds forming.


New leaves covering plant now in mid spring, looking healthy. Grasshoppers eating new leaves.


Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Hass (A) (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 1323 days 17hrs

Comments: - We purchased this 5ft tree from a local nursery for a good price. We built a large mound to improve drainage (we have clay soils) using a combination of quality soil from under an acacia baileyana, composted chicken poo/straw and a bit of cow manure. We staked it on 3 sides to help protect it from the wind. It is partly shaded from a eucalypt branch overhead. Survived winter frosts without any damage in Adelaide hills. We are on only rainwater so water it by hand once a week at the moment, probably more during its first summer and then it'll mostly be on its own. No flowers yet but shouldn't be long

Planted: 2015

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, gypsum and organics

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Bacon (B) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1323 days 17hrs

Comments: - It was growing rapidly, even with our winter frosts, and the 45 degree heat didn't seem to bother it either, it grew 2 ft over winter and spring.but then the grasshoppers came out to play and ate the entire plant. nothing left but a  10cm stick! Doubtful it will come back. Any organic grasshopper solutions?

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manures, compost etc.

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Valencia Seedless (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - Slight frost damage from harsh winter and exposed site

Height 1.5 metres

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Kaffir (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - Leaves add the best flavour to curries. looking forward to making drinks with the fruits.

Planted: 2015

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Eureka 10/10

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - Real lemon with good flavour, keep a close watch for leaf borers. Grown and fruited very quickly

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic citrus

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control: pull off and dispose of infected leaves. don't over water to prevent root rot.

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Meyer (Grafted)

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Lime - Tahitian (Seedling)

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - Bought for about $10, small plant but growing quickly!

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Australian Round Lime

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - We have 10 blueberry plants of 6 varieties; brogada, denise, blue rose, sunshine blue, reveille, and northland. sulphur used to lower pH, ammonium sulphate used as fertiliizer and to maintain pH. drip irrigation installed along row. sunshine blue variety kept leaves over winter and now covered in flowers, all others are deciduous. 

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Fertiliser or Organics Used: ammonium sulphate

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Feijoa (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - Nice looking plants, used for hedging and windbreak. hardy

Height 1 metres

Qty: 7


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Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - We have 13 raspberry/bramble berry plants, including native raspberry (rubus parvifolius), autumn bliss, willamette, purple, gold, sandford, thornless loganberry, marrionberry and a couple of unkown varieties.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Macadamia Bush Nut (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1451 days 13hrs

Comments: - very hardy seedlings, all 3 survived several harsh frosts with minimal damage and no leaves lost and even grew slightly through winter.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Comments

Aaron Siemienow1 says... [610 days 23hrs ago]
What temperatures do you get down to in the Adelaide hills? I am planning to plant these as a windbreak/hedge for my orchard in alb/Wodonga region, and get a fair few frosts. and the occasional -3/-4 frost.

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Macadamia - A38

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Update: 1451 days 14hrs

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Seedling 9/10

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Update: 1451 days 14hrs

Comments: - growing well, suprisingly undamaged by frost.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A) 7/10

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Update: 1451 days 14hrs

Comments: - Nice looking plant, more frost damage over winter than other avos in our garden

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manures, composts etc

Organic Status:Organic


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