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LexRuth1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 31/08/09 Updated: 31/08/09 Frost: Low
Location: Jellat Jellat, NSW, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why LexRuth1 Love's Edible Plants

We have a 4 acre block on  a north facing hillside. Soil is full of shale & rocks but the soil is not bad. PH is around 6. Annual rainfall should be about 875mm but we've only had 320mm in the past year. Winter nights get cold but we're unlikely to get a frost because we're well up on the hillside. Summer days can get very hot - this year we had 43C - but, normally, we'd be classed as 'temperate". We're about 8km from the sea.

Because of birds and fruit bats we have to group all of our edible fruits together in an area that we can completely enclose with netting. Citrus and avocados are outside the orchard area.

We get strong winds - either north-east or south-west so trees like mangos and avocados get wind-burn.

We have lived here for less than a year and, in that time have planted about 40 fruit trees, 300 natives and a few exotics and established a reasonable sized vegetable garden - about 100 square metres. We've also set up a flower garden and planted about 20 roses and a couple of hundred flowering plants of one sort or another. We've already harvested around 30 pumpkins and about 50kg of potatoes and 60 or 70 sweet corn.

The vegetable garden currently has lettuce, peas, broad beans, string beans, radish, cabbage, cauliflower, strawberries, asparagus, carrots, beetroot, leeks, spring onions, brown onions, garlic, rhubarb and herbs.

The thin top soil needed building up so we've used our trailer to bring in many loads of compost, chicken manure and cow manure.


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Striking pawpaw seeds - Thanks for all the useful info on this subject. I have a couple of questions. First, when is the ideal time to plant the seeds? Second, has anyone tried to grow them south of Sydney (but in a frost free climate zone)?..3584 days 17hrs
Very sick pawpaw - We recently purchased a dozen or so fruit trees from Daleys - and they all arrived in outstanding condition. We followed the planting instructions and tended the trees each day. For Mothers' Day we went away for a long weekend. When we arrived back al..3602 days 7hrs

banana - unknown

LexRuth1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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persimmon

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Custard Apple - Late Gold

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Grapefruit - Star Ruby

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Grapefruit - Marshs Seedless

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Lemon - Eureka

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Orange - Valencia

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Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Orange - Washington Navel

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Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Jaboticaba

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Blueberry - Biloxi

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Cherry - Stella

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 8 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Nectarine - dwarf (Seedling)

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Apple - Pink Lady

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Apricot - Moorpark

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Lime - Tahitian

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Brazilian Cherry

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Cherimoya - White

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

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Grumichama - Black

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Update: 3493 days 2hrs

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Guava Hawaiian - Pink Supreme

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Update: 3493 days 3hrs

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground


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Cherry of Rio Grande

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Update: 3493 days 3hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Longan - Kohala Seedling

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Update: 3493 days 3hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Grafted)

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Update: 3493 days 3hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

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Update: 3493 days 3hrs

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring


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Avocado - Reed (A) (Grafted)

LexRuth1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3493 days 3hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring


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