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Lionfish's Edible Backyard

Joined: 23/08/09 Updated: 13/02/11 Frost:
Location: Parkdale

About My Edible Backyard


Why Lionfish Love's Edible Plants

I have a small block, but I try and grow only edibles. I've dug every tree except for four - and put in fruit trees. We all have a role to play in being self-sufficient at home.%uFFFD The block was concrete when I started. Now, I have over 60 fruit trees and more than 20 fruiting canes. It has taken ages to get the soil into good condition after 60 years underneath concrete. But I'm starting to see earth worm activity, so my work is finally paying off.

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Asparagus - Amanda, go nuts and cut them all. Just be sure to give the plant a generous rest later in the season so some lovely big ferns can grow. You'll know when you have slightly exhausted the plant as the spears start to look a bit thin as Aaron suggests. ..3571 days 10hrs
Pepinos - Springbok, My mate has pepinos hanging pots and they rock! They look fantastic. Great way to grow them. Just don't let them dry out!..3574 days 19hrs
Peppino - Lovely idea ephiphany. I've made pepino sorbet before, rather than a cream-based sweet. I followed a classic sugar-syrup recipe. The result was okay, but not spectacular. ..3587 days 21hrs
Babaco tree - I had my first one the other day; and yes, it tastes exactly like champagne! Sort of grape fruity, sort of tingly on the tongue, sort of acidic and maybe a hint of tannins. Its a delightful flavour and very sophisticated. I adore it. Would I eat a kilogra..3590 days 10hrs
Coffee3 - Ummm. We can grow them down here Violet_Cactus!!! They just need a bit of love in winter and a trip inside. I've got two arabica growing well...3595 days 15hrs

tamarillo 10/10

Lionfish's Edible Fruits
Update: 3824 days 20hrs

Comments: - Amazing fruit and very tasty. if left long enough on the tree they get very sweet. Expect 3-4 kgs of fruit off each tree as they mature. Cuttings are also very easy. Just cut 'n plant.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2007

Height 2 Centimetres

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

Water Given in: Autumn


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Seedling) 10/10

Lionfish's Edible Fruits
Update: 4315 days 10hrs

Comments: - I've got about 20 pepinos growing. It means we get a lot of fruit all year round. Wonderful plants. I can't believe they aren't more popular

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2005

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: not needed. Jus tlift fruit off the ground with bricks.

Organic Status:Organic


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Nectarine - dwarf

Lionfish's Edible Fruits
Update: 4315 days 10hrs

Planted: 2006

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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