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YogiandCheri1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 09/09/09 Updated: 17/09/09 Frost: Medium
Location: Calvert, QLD, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why YogiandCheri1 Love's Edible Plants

We've got a half acre block and we are progressively trying to establish an orchard of fruit trees. We've turned part of the garden into a vegie garden, which is already too small and needs to expand. For vegies, we like to grow things from seed, and nearly all the plants currently in our vegie garden were started from seed.



Our aim is to be as self sufficient as possible. We are fully reliant on tank water, have our own sewage system, keep chickens (to feed scraps; eat their eggs; use their manure), keep ducks (to keep the weeds down), and use the scraps we cannot feed the chickens in our compost.



As we have only lived here since the beginning of April, we are still learning about our soil, the rainfall, frost, and general weather conditions. Our wish list is huge, but one day we hope to have a garden that can provide us with all of our fruit and vegetable needs.


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corn

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Update: 3536 days 9hrs

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planted from seed


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garlic

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Update: 3536 days 9hrs

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planted from bulbs

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Pest Control:

 


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sunflowers

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Update: 3542 days 13hrs

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we planted these from seeds not long after we moved in and when we quickly discovered how much our chickens love sunflower seeds. They have just been transplanted into the vegie patch in this pic, but the first one is in flower right now, with buds forming on all the others


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broad beans 8/10

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Update: 3542 days 14hrs

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this is a pic of them when they just started coming up. We planted them around mid-June. They are flowering now and I cannot wait to taste the beans when they finally appear

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Parsley Curly leaf

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Update: 3542 days 14hrs

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Absolutely essential for cooking. Picked it up for $1.5 at the local markets.

Growing: In a Pot


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Aloe Vera

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Update: 3542 days 14hrs

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essential for summers in Queensland. In the terrible event that I get sunburt (and I am always very careful with my pale skin), this is the most soothing thing to put on it.

Need to be careful about putting it in the ground. Past experience has taught me that it can take over everything.

Growing: In a Pot


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Garlic Chives

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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Many years ago (over ten) I started gardening as a teenager. I planted some garlic chives and the clump got bigger and bigger. So I gave a clump to my dad, and he planted them in a pot and the clump got bigger and bigger. When he came to see our place for the first time, he brought some clumps down with him. Now they're in our vegie patch. This plant is very special to me because of it's history.

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Rosemary

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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We have two of these. One that we got free from the Council with our rates (we can get 8 free plants per year); and one that is taken from a cutting from my dad's garden.

Growing: In a Pot

Organic Status:Organic


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Bay Tree

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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one of my works mates got us this as a wedding present for cooking, as he knows how much we love cooking and what we are trying to establish here. He also gave us the most beautiful book on Sicilian cooking to go with it. Already getting some new growth.

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

PaulandLina1 says... [3537 days 2hrs ago]
We were thinking of getting one but now we wont need to, cheers Flanders :-)

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Bunya Nut

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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This was already here when we got here. Still tiny right now. In our front yard. I'm a bit concerned it may grow too big.

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Golden Muscat

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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We have planted this along the fence where our neighbours (Paul and Lina - they're on here too) have planted theirs. We plan on continuing this up the entire fence line, and making into wine when they fruit.

Growing: In the Ground


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Macadamia - Bush Nut (Seedling)

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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Jurgen's mum propogated this one for us too. Can't wait. It's just teeny-tiny right now.

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Valencia Seedless

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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I love taking oranges to work as a snack and find that eating one a day really does keep the dr away (when it comes to colds, anyway). No new growth on it yet though :(

Growing: In the Ground


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Lime - Tahitian

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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Another house warming present from mum and stepfather. Will be so great when it fruits and I can use in margaritas!

Growing: In the Ground


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Mandarin - Emperor

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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Another wedding present! Do our friends know us or what?

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling)

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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I collected the seeds from a bush lemon that my mother brought over one day (from her neighbour's tree). I had given up on them coming up, and then at the first sign of warm weather, there they were!


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Lemon - Meyer 7/10

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Update: 3544 days 4hrs

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My mum and stepfather bought us this as a housewarming present. Can't wait to first fruit.

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 3544 days 5hrs

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we received this as a wedding present a few weeks ago. Planted in the ground on 6 September 2009

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

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Organic Status:Organic


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