Talk2grumbles's Edible Backyard
Talk2grumbles's Edible Fruits
Update: 3679 days 17hrs
Fruit Trees in Tubs. My Avacado Bacon is in a 190 litre Olive drum. It was hit with 42 degrees and very low humidity last summer which burnt the new growth. The tree recovered and in fact has bushed out very well. Expect a crop this coming season.
Soil is worm free and specifically mixed with plenty of body.
Fertilized twice per year with Chook pooh pellets and once a year with maxicrop.
Top of tub is covered with a tree chip/shredded leaf mulch of about 2-3 inches.
Have found that watering is required in summer about once a week (use a hygrometer moisture meter to check regularly). Very little watering if at all required during winter.
Soil temperature is 13-18 degress during winter. Seems there is good warming properties from the tubs which are thick plastic.
Have a tunnel contructed over all my fruit trees to protect from frosts in winter and the harsh hot/dry days we get in summer. Purchased a metalised frost material of about 50% shade value which works well. A little expensive but results worth it. Cover is removed when the frost or sun threat is over.
An excellent plant in top condition when received and a very heallthy plant now.
Height 50 Centimetres
Growing: In a Pot
Water Given in: Spring
Pruned By: 20% in Spring
Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter equivelant from ELDERS
When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring
Natural companion plants and home made pest liquids as an emergency when a hand is needed.
Organic Status:Partially Organic
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