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Crookie's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 13/08/10 Frost:
Location: Crows Nest


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Callistemon Willow Bottlebrush 8/10

Crookie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3320 days 19hrs

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Bought for the boundary to fill in plantings on the council parkland.  The trees are settling in nicely after waiting far too long in their tubes.

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Passionfruit - Black

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Update: 3683 days 17hrs

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Badly frosted and I've spoken kindly to it and am waiting to see if it returns from the brink of death. 

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: animal manure

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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Kiwifruit - H4 Female 7/10

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Update: 3683 days 17hrs

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We planted these to grow over a gazebo type structure we built over the asparagus row.  The plan is to have them provide some shade in summer for the asparagus, plus it's a good use of space!

Hard to tell if this is going to break forth in spring or if it's struggling, there was growth prior to winter then the leaves dropped and now I've fed it and am waiting to see what happens.

Planted: 2009

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Biloxi

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Update: 3684 days 4hrs

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Bought in March, now growing well.  Is South of a fence so I'm hoping it grows quickly so as to get enough sunshine.  It is currently flowering and seems to be happy enough.  I have a Misty for cross pollination.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Misty


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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle

Crookie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3684 days 4hrs

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Fabulous little tree growing well.  Kept it in a pot for some time while we were building, and it grew well.  Now settled happily into the earth, with buds forming.

Planted: 2009

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith

Pest Control:

I'll use exclusion bags for fruit, companion planting and naturalure?

Organic Status:Organic


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Lomandra longifolia - Mat Rush

Crookie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3684 days 4hrs

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I bought a few of these, split them up and have planted them around the dry creek drainage bed at the front and side of the house. 

Planted: 2009

Qty: 8

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Turmeric Orange

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Update: 3685 days 3hrs

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Strawberry - Maroochy Flame 9/10

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Update: 3685 days 4hrs

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Lovely strawberries, struggled a bit while I had them in pots while we built, but now they're in the ground they have taken off and we are currently enjoying berries from them.

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

nothing

Organic Status:Organic


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Berry - Youngberry 8/10

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Update: 3685 days 4hrs

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Still potted, waiting for planting out... oops!

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Peach - Tropic Snow 10/10

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Update: 3685 days 4hrs

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Rapid growth, beautiful blossoms.  Something drilled into many of the tips (before winter), causing them to drop the tip leaves and weep.  I think it may be an aphid so pyrethrum will be used if it happens in future.  The tree is currently covered in gorgeous blossoms and new leaves are forming.

Planted: 2008

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

I will companion plant around the tree and use pyrethrum and exclusion bagging.

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith

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Update: 3685 days 4hrs

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Very happy with Granny, it had nice bursts of growth shortly after planting, and settled in nicely before winter.  I'm expecting spring growth soon.

Planted: 2008

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pinkabelle?

Pest Control:

I will most likely use exclusion bags, and am preparing the surrounding beds to plant companion ground covers to help deter moths etc.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Does the Pinkabelle cross pollinate the Granny Smith or is it only the other way around?  Do I need a third apple tree?


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Cherry - Pretty Gully 7/10

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Update: 3685 days 4hrs

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I planted it in an area that was not draining well enough and it suffered shock.  Over winter I moved it and assumed it was lost forever, but I dosed it up with Seasol and cow manure and spoke kindly to it... actually cut a small twig today to check it was dead before removing it, and it is not dead after all.  So I hope to see it burst forth with life as the seasons warm... time will tell!

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Asparagus - Mary Washington 10/10

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Update: 3685 days 4hrs

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Planted and left unharvested first season.  Cut down and mulched after tops died off, cow manure added over winter.  Second season fantastic!  Coming into our third and we are thrilled with them.  9 of 10 thrived, replaced 1 crown.

Planted: 2007

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cow manure, seasol.

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Winter

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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