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Tiggerbow's Edible Backyard

Joined: 23/07/09 Updated: 04/11/09 Frost:
Location: Queens Park

About My Edible Backyard


Why Tiggerbow Love's Edible Plants

My husband, myself and our young son are creating an 'Urban Farm' in our back yard.The size of the lawn is shrinking and we are planting all edibles.We are relative novices but I have been reading alot of books and the Daley's website is invaluable.



Am a member of the Diggers club also - which is where i procure most of my seeds for veges.



We have rather hot summers (days over 40), we have replaced most of our soil with organic soil from the Green Life Soil Co (Highly reccommend!) Our block is only 457sqm (including a 4 x 2 house and a front yard) but we are determined to become self sufficient in fruit and veg in the next few years !



Our motto when it comes to the garden is 'Can't eat it?... Don't need it !).

Comments

TimBeck says... [4003 days 12hrs ago]
I Like the motto, we have the same one where we live :-)
BJ11_old_address says... [3854 days 7hrs ago]
Tiggerbow - I'm trying the same thing (block is a simular size). I think you're setting a wonderful example for your boy! Let me know if you see any dwarf black mulberries because I'd love to get one too!

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Tiggerbow Forum Contributions
Asparagus - Hey Amanda, I will wait to hear from Jantina too. I am thinking i might just let them grow again and die off naturally. They look really yummy - nice and fat. I got mine from bunnings and they are the Mary Washington type. Thanks gals!..3797 days 11hrs
Asparagus - Hi All, I have asparagus that is 1 year old. I have let all of the spears grow to ferns and they are amazingly healthy. I cut down the ferns a couple of weeks ago and put down a think layer of compost on the top. The spears are now growing again !. Did I..3799 days 9hrs
Passionfruit - Thanks Amanda and Araich. It is good news ! I just hope my flowers turn into fruit. Tiggerbow..3830 days 5hrs
Passionfruit - Hi All, I have a passionfruit vine which is about 1 year old. It has grown very well, the trunk is getting thicker and the leaves lush and green. I was not expecting any flowers or fruit this year, but last night I found 2 open flowers and 2 closed flowe..3831 days 8hrs
Garlic - Hey Brendan, I am pretty sure it was Chinese garlic. It probably wasn't a very good idea but the results were great. I am going to try some really good Australian garlic this year. Hoping it will do as well. ..3851 days 3hrs

Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 4/10

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 7hrs

Comments: -

 Flowering well - producing some small fruit.

Hoping to have a bumper crop in a few weeks/months.

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm wee, organic manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Eco Oil for scale and leaf curl

Organic Status:Organic


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Asparagus - UC157 (Cutting)

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Both crowns have produced spears.

1st (back crown) approx. 21st August

2nd (front crown) 2nd September

Planted: 2009

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Tangelo - Minneola

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Latest addition to our fruit tree family. Purchased at Wandilla 29th August.

 

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Nectazee - Dwarf Nectarine

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4034 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Covered in flowers are the moment - (was brought this way)

 

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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peach Pixzee (Grafted) 7/10

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4036 days 9hrs

Comments: -

At bud burst - hasn't quite started to flower or grow leaves.

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm wee, organic manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Eco oil for Red Spider Mite and Scale

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

Jimmy says... [3993 days 8hrs ago]
Have you thought about thinning the branches out? Too many shades the fruit buds for next year !
Tiggerbow says... [3973 days 6hrs ago]
Good tip - I will give it a prune next autumn.

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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4048 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Just a stick at the moment - looks like it is developing leaf buds - Puchased at Tass1Trees  on the 26th of June 2009 M26 root stock

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm wee, organic manure

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Jimmy says... [3993 days 8hrs ago]
Hows it going now?
Tiggerbow says... [3973 days 6hrs ago]
Just starting to produce flowers and leaves now

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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4070 days 12hrs

Comments: -

This is actually a Panama Gold - not red.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Waltz Ballerina

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4071 days 3hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm wee, Organic Manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Bolero Ballerina

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4071 days 3hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm wee, organic manure

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf - Pink Lady (Apple)

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4071 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Am reallying looking forward to some fruit from this one ! Hubby loves Pink Lady apples. Purchased 26th June 2009 - so a little while to wait

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Comments

Iain says... [4024 days 5hrs ago]
you need a grany smith you buy a dwarf one from wandilla 811 road east wattle grove 0894539779
Jimmy says... [3993 days 8hrs ago]
Cheaper at TASS 1 or Dawsons, Wandilla sux !

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Update: 4073 days 3hrs


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Blueberry - Nellie Kelly (Seedling)

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4077 days 7hrs

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Tulameen

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4077 days 10hrs

Height 25 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Heritage (Seedling)

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 4077 days 10hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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