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Skybow1's Edible Backyard

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About My Edible Backyard


Why Skybow1 Love's Edible Plants

 I am on an experimental adventure of developing a mini food forest in our backyard to become a little more self-sufficient, teach my young daughter about where food comes from and simply to just enjoy good, healthy, organic food from our own backyard. I'm also trying to incorporate bush foods to try that little bit of something 'different'.


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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Skybow1 Forum Contributions
Fruit trees in the illawarra - Thanks so much for all these leads! I will certainly check them out. Great advice on the midyim berries, I might put a couple more in this weekend. Happy Earth's garden website has really inspired me. Their website provides a wealth of info. As I'm cl..429 days 23hrs
Fruit trees in the illawarra - I'm new to the gardening scene and have spent the last few months planning and developing an edible garden. I am located in the Illawarra region of NSW and looking for other people from this area to see what plants have been successful for you. Cheers,..431 days 22hrs
Lemon tree flowering like crazy is this - This is the first year mine is in too, and is flowering like crazy. I actually pulled about half of the flowers off so that the tree can put more energy and nutrients into developing decent fruit (fingers crossed). Skye..431 days 22hrs

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Fruit trees in the illawarra - There is another thread that you may wish to look at http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/tropical-fruit-trees-successfuly-grown-in-sydneywollongongnewcastle3/ The Illawara seems to have quite a strong community of growers, so try visiting some of the com..Liked Answer 429 days 23hrs
Fruit trees in the illawarra - check out happy earth's garden, they are in the gong. http://www.happyearth.com.au/..Liked Answer 429 days 23hrs
Fruit trees in the illawarra - Hi Skye, There is an existing page in the forums that has already extensively discussed growing tropical fruits in Sydney/Wollongong, so be sure to search that up. Most if not all sub-tropical fruits and veg can be grown in Illawarra, as well as ma..Liked Answer 429 days 23hrs

Skybow1's WISH LIST

Raspberry - Atherton









Currant - Red









Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

Why Skybow1 wants it: - Have always wanted a mulberry tree but was worried about the staining. Now I just need to find somewhere to plant it.







Currant - Black









Macadamia - Bush Nut

Skybow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 431 days 22hrs

Comments: - I am hoping to successfully incorporate bush foods in with my edible garden. 

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic

Question: I planted my macadamia tree in winter, and come spring have started to get brown patches on some of the leaves. The plant otherwise looks healthy at this stage. I can't see any sign of pests or anything on the underside of the leaves except for the same brown patches. What could this be?


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Davidsons Plum - QLD (Seedling)

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Update: 431 days 22hrs

Comments: - An attractive tree with fruit growing on it's trunk. Our chooks got into it and ate all signs of the first fruit but there's more starting to grow now (Oct 2016). It seems hardy.

Height 1.7 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice

Pest Control: Natural- Spiders seem to have made a home in the top which has controlled a short period of flying insects (fruit fly?).

Organic Status:Organic


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Midyim - Copper Tops (Cutting)

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Update: 431 days 22hrs

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: not yet required

Organic Status:Organic

Question: How long do these normall take to fruit?


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Mandarin - Japanese seedless (Grafted)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - Purchased from my council nursery on a whim, as we loved the seedless and thin-skinned variety of mandarin we would eat all winter-long in Japan. Hoping it takes off. As soon as the weather started to warm (September 2016) the plant started show good signs of growth with lots of green leaves and small, fragrant flowers.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice, animal manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Not yet necessary. Companion planted with nasturtiums and garlic.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Grafted)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - Quick growing. Flowred a whole lot not long after planting and looks very green and lush.

Height 1.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice, animal manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: Not yet required- have companion planted with onions, nasturtiums and lemon grass

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime (Cutting)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Seems to attract spiders so hopefully that keeps pests to a minimum

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Valencia (Grafted)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Height 90 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice, animal manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Not yet required. Companion planted with nasturtiums and lemon grass.

Organic Status:Organic


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Red Fuji/Gala apple hybrid (Grafted)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - Planted in September 2016 and started to get some leaves several days after planting. The best of both world's my 2 favourite apples which fruit at different times and pollinate one another...all on one tree!

Planted: 2016

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice

Pest Control: not yet required

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig Black Genoa (Cutting)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - Purchased from a local nursery during the winter and it started to suddenly come alive early September, 2016. Looking good so far with plenty of green foilage.

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice, animal manures

Pest Control: no yet required

Organic Status:Organic


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Babaco (Grafted) (Grafted)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - Put in the ground (Wollongong) August 2016 and has now recovered and showing good signs of growth after being battered by strong winds and a cold front.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice, compost, animal manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: not yet required


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Yacon - Apple of the Earth (Seedling)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - Planted in August 2016 and has taken really well so far. Base is heavy clay soil but I've been working on building the soil up and have planted this in a slightly raised area of the garden. Excited to try it when it's ready.

Height 25 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice

Organic Status:Organic


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Panama Berry (Cutting)

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Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - Oct 2016- Took a battering in heavy winds for several days after we received and planted it. Hopefully it recovers.

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice, animal manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Not needed so far


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Myoga Ginger (Seedling)

Skybow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 431 days 23hrs

Comments: - A favourite from our time in Japan, and hoping that it will take relatively well to the Wollongong climate.

Planted: 2016

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm juice

Pest Control: Not needed so far

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Raspberry - Atherton (Cutting)

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Update: 431 days 22hrs

Comments: - Received some cuttings from a friend on two occassions, in winter, and spring, but neither time did they make it. Not sure why.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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