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Jo1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 19/09/09 Updated: 19/09/09 Frost: None
Location: Eagleby, QLD, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Jo1 Love's Edible Plants

Hi,



The house is rented so all my gardening is done in pots. Some gardens were already here so I have just basically mulched them and worked around them.  My boys and I do what we can when we can we try to buy only the plants and the pots and the rest we recycle reuse and sometimes rescue.



I am gardening organically, have a large worm farm (four truck tyres high) which I also use as a compost bin, I have 2 smaller  compost areas. Lots of leaf fall due to previously planted trees and also bamboo coming in from neighbours which is great (sort of LOL) in the compost from mowing it and let some grow for stakes etc.



The soil is severely compacted and water retardant but I am improving the soil as I go even though I am gardening in pots. Front has sun all day and the back has both full sun and partial sun, so I am lucky. 



With a current back injury I have not done anything to the yard and it looks like it LOL As soon a physically able I will be making some high garden beds for no dig vege gardening. I already do some vege gardening just not on a large enough scale to feed us.  



I have just planted up some lawn seeds into trays (sort of like grow your own roll of turf)  to try and get some lawn happening in some areas of yard.



We had chooks free ranging but a neighbourhood dog got in and killed them. Will get more after have built a run for them I prefer to free range them (they always roosted in same spot and had a nesting box they always used) and just protect my plants but I can't let them get killed again.



This is a great yard for gardening in that the sun position is fantastic, would love to develop one of the back corners into a small rainforest type garden and looking at how to do this with pots and lots of mulch. There are already large trees in the corner and side which would provide the canopy (high) so I just need to look at underplanting low and medium height plants. 



I have a desire to have a heap more plants yet so my wish list isn't anywhere near as long as it should be LMAO



Happy gardening everyone!!!!



Cheers



JO


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Long bean seeds - Wayne, I've got 10 or so that you can have. They are black seeds not the brown ones. The ones I have planted are doing well. Let me know if still needed. Cheers Jo..2980 days 1hrs
Veggie garden - HiWayne (Mackay) I used truck tyres stacked 4 high for my worm farm, masses of worms and I throw everything into all yard clippings and use the mower to mulch all the fallen leaves in the yard etc and throw all that in too. I have covered the tyre towe..2986 days 17hrs

Jo1's WISH LIST

Carambola - Kembangan

Why Jo1 wants it: -

any carambola would be good.







Bay Tree

Why Jo1 wants it: -

haven\'t got one so I obviously need one.







Fig Black Genoa

Why Jo1 wants it: -

just do want one.







Dwarf Pumelo Nam Roi

Why Jo1 wants it: -

Why Not?? Anything is worth growing.







Dwarf Peach

Why Jo1 wants it: -

not sure if it would grow but would love to give it a shot







Dwarf Apple - Gala

Why Jo1 wants it: -

not sure it would grow here but anything is worth a try.







Dwarf Tangelo - Minneola

Why Jo1 wants it: -

I just do.







Dwarf Macadamia

Why Jo1 wants it: -

Used to have a non dwarf at an old house and would love to be able to grow a dwarf one. love the nuts.







Dwarf Orange

Why Jo1 wants it: -

Any dwarf orange would be good can never have too many citrus! LOL







Dwarf Lemon - Meyer

Why Jo1 wants it: -

Haven\'t got so must have LOL







Dwarf Lemonade

Why Jo1 wants it: -

I love lemonade fruit!!!







Avocado - Reed Seedling

Why Jo1 wants it: -

Something extra to grow and hopefully get fruit from. LOL







Tamarillo - Red

Why Jo1 wants it: -

Grows well up the mountain (tamborine) would love to have for its fruit to make jams/chutney.







Pineapple - F180 (Cutting)

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2986 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Using pineapple tops from purchased pines. Have 4 on the go at the moment and they are easy to grow just have to wait a year or so for fruit hopefully

Planted: 2008

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: worm castings, chook manure, sugar cane mulch.


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Native Ginger (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 2986 days 21hrs

Comments: -

New to the plant collection. Growing well in the pot. Will harvest leaves and berrys when required and tubers also.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Kaffir 10/10

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Update: 2986 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Fantastic grower, easy to care for. Fruiting this year as well as abundance of leaves. Fertilize and prune when I do others. Old photo the tree is much nicer now.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Comfrey (Cutting)

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Update: 2986 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Grows well in large pot. Add leaves to worm farm and compost. chooks love it. Multiplies quickly and easily.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Panama Sweet Gold (G) (Seedling)

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Update: 2986 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Potted up some seeds today (sept 09) will see how they grow.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Panama Red (Seedling)

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Update: 2986 days 22hrs

Comments: -

POtted some seeds up today (sept 09) will see how they grow.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya- Yellow YD1B Hybrid (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

New this year growing well in pots. will move to the front of house into larger pots when older.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Papaya - Southern Red (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Newly potted up (sept 09) seeds of Red Paw paw. Have a great spot out the front for them in full sun once grown to bigger sizes. New large pots for them.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

New this year in a pot and growing well. Gets treated just like everythign else in my garden, fertilize with the  same worm castings and chook poop and sugar cane mulch.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Galangal (Cutting)

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in pot New this year, will harvest when necessary or even needed. and repot when needed.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Turmeric Orange (Cutting)

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in several pots. Only new and just planted (sept 09) will harvest as needed and repot when necessary.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Cardamon Ginger (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Grows extremely well in pot. use leaves as i need them. Gets watered with everything else and also fertilized with everything else.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Pomegranate - Wonderful (Grafted)

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

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Has grown well in large pot, fruited last year (08) but storms blasted them so only one made it to maturity. Has small number of fruit on so far this year.

Planted: 2006

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Seedling (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

New this year (sept 09) growing well in pot.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

New this year (sept 09) growing well in the pot.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Jakfruit - Seedling (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

New since (sept 09) growing well in the pot. Not sure what variety.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Coffee arabica (Seedling) 5/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in pot, would probably do better if it didn't get as much water. New this year (09).

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

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Only new to my garden (sept 09) Growing well in the pot new shoots. Wil fertilize with the rest and prune if necessary.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Star Apple (Seedling) 6/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

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Growing well, only had for a month (sept 09) but seem to be handling life in the pots well. Not very large yet but will pot up when necessary and hopefully will fruit when mature. Being a lazy gardener I will fertilize with the others and prune if I think necessary. Worm castings and chook poop and sugar can mulch.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mandarin - Emperor (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

I think this is the one I have, Anyway it is a mandarine grafted onto dwarf rootstock.  Heavy fruiting this season and last hoping this years will actually mature as last year (08) all fruit got blasted from the tree due to storms. easy to grow, fertilize and prune like all the rest.

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Planted: 2006

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Soursop ( Graviola ) (Seedling) 7/10

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

New planting growing well in the pot. New shoots only had for 1 month (Sept 09)

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Black (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

New planting for this year from cuttings. Leafinf up well and even had fruit which I removed as the cutting was only in the ground a month.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black 8/10

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

No fruit yet but grows extremely well in a pot.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Miracle fruit 6/10

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Fruits every year, grows well, fertilize and prune same time as everything else.

Planted: 2006

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Peanut Butter Tree

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Easy to grow water with all the other plants approx weekly, fertilize with the others chook poo in sugar cane mulch and worm castings. prune autumn. No fruit yet but get heaps of flowers each year. as long as they grow I figure one day I will get fruit LOL

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime - Grafted (Grafted)

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Update: 2986 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Very easy to grow, fertilize approx twice a year with chicken poop in sugar cane mulch plus worm castings. prune lightly after fruiting around autumn. Nice fruit use in cooking.

Planted: 2006

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken and worm castings

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

had no pests so far

Organic Status:Organic


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Pitaya - Pearl Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 2986 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in pot. Working out how where to place for fruiting.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit (Cutting)

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Update: 2986 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in pot. Working out how where to grow so it will fruit.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit (Cutting) 7/10

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Update: 2986 days 24hrs

Comments: -

In a pot growing well, no pests. Still figuring out what to use for it to grow up and across so that it fruits LOL

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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