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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... [3926 days 1hrs ago]
I Like the motto, we have the same one where we live :-)
BJ11_old_address says... [3776 days 20hrs 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!..3720 days 1hrs
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..3721 days 22hrs
Passionfruit - Thanks Amanda and Araich. It is good news ! I just hope my flowers turn into fruit. Tiggerbow..3752 days 19hrs
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..3753 days 22hrs
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. ..3773 days 16hrs

Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 4/10

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 3956 days 21hrs

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)

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Update: 3956 days 21hrs

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: 3956 days 21hrs

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: 3956 days 21hrs

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: 3958 days 22hrs

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... [3915 days 22hrs ago]
Have you thought about thinning the branches out? Too many shades the fruit buds for next year !
Tiggerbow says... [3895 days 19hrs 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: 3971 days 1hrs

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... [3915 days 22hrs ago]
Hows it going now?
Tiggerbow says... [3895 days 19hrs ago]
Just starting to produce flowers and leaves now

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Passionfruit - Panama Red Pandora

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 3993 days 1hrs

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: 3993 days 16hrs

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: 3993 days 16hrs

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: 3994 days 1hrs

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... [3946 days 18hrs ago]
you need a grany smith you buy a dwarf one from wandilla 811 road east wattle grove 0894539779
Jimmy says... [3915 days 22hrs ago]
Cheaper at TASS 1 or Dawsons, Wandilla sux !

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Update: 3995 days 17hrs


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Blueberry - Nellie Kelly (Seedling)

Tiggerbow's Edible Fruits
Update: 3999 days 20hrs

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: 3999 days 23hrs

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: 3999 days 23hrs

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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