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Lionfish's Edible Backyard

Joined: 03/10/07 Updated: 03/10/07 Frost: None
Location: Parkdale, VIC

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. ..2870 days 17hrs
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!..2874 days 2hrs
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. ..2887 days 4hrs
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..2889 days 17hrs
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...2894 days 22hrs
Feijoa tree4 - Might still be okay. Mine did this in the first 3-4 years only to go on an become very prolific fruiters after that. I did give them a good dose of potassium; maybe try that this year as well. Good luck..2896 days 15hrs
Peppino - No. Pepinos don't ripen once picked. Best to give them as long as you can on the tree. Best to fight the good fight with the slugs. Try raising the fruit off the ground with bricks or similar. ..2983 days 16hrs
Tamarillos great growers in melbourne - I love tamarillos! Anyone not growing these prolific sweet fruits (yes, when ripe they are very sweet) consider them. Great yield, easy to grow, and look great in the garden giving a real tropical feel This year I've had hundreds of the red bull..2991 days 21hrs
Feijoa not fruiting - I reckon these are slow to fruit. My trees took every bit of 6-7 years to fruit. Now they are giving me around 1-2 kg per tree. I found I had to add a tonne of potash to get the flowers to stay on. I like making a tropical ice slurry with ice, banana, sta..3009 days 0hrs
Babaco - Here is a picture of my babaco. I'm in Melbourne and can confirm that they grow really well. They are in pots as their final home is not quite ready. I'm not sure how long they take to ripen, but they continue to grow larger and larger. Some yellowing o..3009 days 0hrs
Peppino - Yes Elizabeth. Pepinos love a good prune!..3029 days 2hrs
Dwarf black mulberry - J, mine goes really well in Melbourne! It gave me a small bucket worth of fruit in its second year! Dwarf is a stretch as mine in now well over 3 metres! I love this tree so much. I found it needs a lot of water to keep the fruit really moist and not dry...3092 days 18hrs
Daleys vs diggers - Another grumpy diggers customer here too. I once purchased their 'orchard' pack and the eight fruit trees came and ranged in size from 15cm high(what the??) through to the largest at around 45cm high. When I complained they said that, yes, they are smal..3106 days 17hrs
Growing avocado in melbourne - First avocado fruit in Melbourne. I have three trees next to each other; hass, Fuerte and bacon. Trees are around 5-6 years old. ..3124 days 3hrs
Which mulberry to choose - I got a dwarf black from daleys and it hit 3 metres inside a year! Its aiming for 4 metres this season. And the taste? Bloody amazing! I'm shocked more people don't grow them...oh, and it is covered in a large bucket's worth of fruit too so you get a v..3219 days 16hrs

tamarillo 10/10

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Update: 3124 days 3hrs

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

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Update: 3614 days 17hrs

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

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Update: 3614 days 17hrs

Planted: 2006

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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