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Tiggerbow's Edible Backyard

Joined: 18/04/09 Updated: 18/04/09 Frost: None
Location: Perth WA

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 !).

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!..3345 days 17hrs
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..3347 days 15hrs
Passionfruit - Thanks Amanda and Araich. It is good news ! I just hope my flowers turn into fruit. Tiggerbow..3378 days 11hrs
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..3379 days 14hrs
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. ..3399 days 8hrs
Garlic - Last year was the first year I have grown garlic and it worked very well. I was very naughty and just brought some of the white garlic from the shops. I planted it with my apple trees on the 21st of June. It grew well. I didn't do anything special wi..3400 days 18hrs
Pepino - Hi all, I have a pepino plant which seems to have soft white scale on it. The scale has then brought the ants. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the scale?. Temperatures have been very hot in Perth and I understand I can't spray with oil if it is o..3404 days 20hrs
Pinkabelle apple tree - Hiya Jimmy, Is this the subtropical Angel Peach?. I am in Perth and it is fairly warm here. My Dwarf Peach does well but I think I'd be better off with a subtropical Angel rather that the 'original' one. Cheers Jodie : o )..3607 days 13hrs
Pandanus amaryllifolius - Hi Linda, I have been having a problem with Spider mite too. Amanda gives very good advice. I am going to keep the area well watered for awhile. I have also purchased some predatory mites (Persimilis) from Bug Central (on the internet). Cost $43.50 fo..3607 days 15hrs
Red spider mite - Thanks for the info Amanda. I will get the hose out - it is lucky we are having some rain for the next few days too. I had never had a problem with anything like this in the garden before. I think it might have been the long warm Autumn we had. They s..3607 days 15hrs
Pinkabelle apple tree - Hi Craig, I am preparing to buy a Angel Peach when it is released in October. Can't wait for that one : o ) Glad there are some positives to being in WA for a change ! Very naughty for teasing us with your tid bit of info re the apples. I will await..3607 days 15hrs
Red spider mite - Hi All, I have a problem with the dredded red spider mite. The photo is of my Dwarf Peach on the 26th of May. I trimmed off the worse damage and since the peach was dropping leaves anyway, most of the leaves came off. I then sprayed with Eco Oil a coupl..3608 days 11hrs
Blood orange1 - Hi Peetah, I have used Eco oil successfully. The instructions say to spray until the tree is dripping. It would get rid of scale. Maybe direct most of the spray towards the more affected areas of the tree. I think the tree should be 'covered' with the..3611 days 8hrs
Citrus problem1 - Hi guys, Thanks for your good advice. A particular thanks to Amanda. I read this forum often (many times a day) and Amanda always has some very good advice. People like Amanda make forums worthwhile. Thanks again I will try your advice and fingers..3621 days 9hrs
Citrus problem1 - Hi All, I am having a problem with my 'Splitzer' citrus tree. It is a grafted tree, half orange/half mandarin. I brought it about a year ago and planted it in a big pot. It survived the summer fine and was growing all be it slowly. I decided to plant..3621 days 12hrs

Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 3582 days 13hrs

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 - Mary Washington (Cutting)

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Update: 3582 days 13hrs

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

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Update: 3582 days 13hrs

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

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Update: 3582 days 13hrs

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

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Update: 3584 days 14hrs

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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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

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Update: 3596 days 18hrs

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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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora

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Update: 3618 days 18hrs

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

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Update: 3619 days 9hrs

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

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Update: 3619 days 9hrs

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)

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Update: 3619 days 17hrs

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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Update: 3621 days 9hrs


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Blueberry - Nellie Kelly (Seedling)

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Update: 3625 days 13hrs

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Tulameen

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Update: 3625 days 16hrs

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)

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Update: 3625 days 16hrs

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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