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Mish's Edible Backyard

Joined: 16/12/09 Updated: 28/02/10 Frost: None
Location: Singleton, WA, AU

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Brad1 says... [3385 days 10hrs ago]
Great job Mish. looks like you've been really busy. Where did you get all the pots and mix? Would like to compare
BJ11_old_address says... [3132 days 8hrs ago]
Hi Mish, Your collection looks fantastic. How are you finding the raised beds, would you recommend your supplier?

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Rock dust zeolite etc supplies in perth - Hi Charles Try Mat at 'Tree Search', he is a tree broker and also sells Zeolite and other similar products cheaper than the big guys. I have his number somewhere... will post when I find it... Mish..3333 days 12hrs
Plant swap - Thanks..3338 days 10hrs
Citrus in pots3 - Hi Christine I am growing my Key lime and Lisbon lemon in a large pot. I used a soil mixture of 1/2 good quality potting mix and 1/2 good compost from my local soil supplier (this is what he recommended). At the time of potting (early Dec 2009) I added..3338 days 11hrs
Bacond avo in melb wilting - Hooray for Mr Bacon :) That is very good news...3353 days 9hrs
Digging up subtropicals - Hi amanda I researched transplanting trees a while ago as I wanted to move my orange twists and thought this method would be less stressfull for the tree. Make a circle outline around the tree to the diameter of the pot/bag your putting them into. The..3360 days 23hrs
Bacond avo in melb wilting - Hi I think your right Araich, killing them with kindness because we know they are so sensitive to everything until established. But thats the key. Getting them to the 'established' stage of their lives. The one you saw has obviously made it and now t..3361 days 12hrs
Question least rewarding garden activity - Watering lawn........ Most rewarding: digging it all up...3362 days 23hrs
Help pomegranate pest disease or deficiency - I'm still worried about my pomegranate so I took a leaf sample to the horticulturist at my local nursery and they had not seen this before. He suggested that it ''could'' be a fungus... because there is no sign of suckering, but it doesn't look like..3363 days 14hrs
Passion fruit7 - Hi Jannette Best thing to kill slugs and snails - coffee grounds. Caffeine is toxic to them. And you get some pleasure in drinking the brew, and it also makes an excellent soil improver. The caffeine is absorbed by the slug/snail when they crawl over i..3363 days 14hrs
Bacond avo in melb wilting - Hi This is from my fruit book "Avocado's ... free draining, slightly acid soil is essential as avocados are very prone to root rot. Even water-logging resulting from a freak storm can kill your tree. They are frost sensitive when young and they also ..3368 days 10hrs
Persimmon - Hi Randall My Ichikikijiro did the same thing... although it was sunburnt when I purchased it from Tass1 Trees. I think wind burn is also a factor at the moment. Well I hope it is this and not something more sinister. I would love to show you a picture..3368 days 11hrs
Growing mangoes near a brick wall and - Hi chocolope I would also be concerned about the amount of radiated heat from the bricks and path the tree would be exposed to. I had my Longan Tree too close to my brick wall and paved footpath and the leaves facing the wall got burnt and the radiated..3369 days 13hrs
Dwarf citrus trees1 - Hi Pink have you considered a Blood orange.. 'Ruby', 'Arnold Blood' or 'Maltese'. They love the cold as the deepest colouring is only achieved with cold temperatures. They are also superior in flavour to the standard oranges and are higher in ant..3369 days 13hrs
Help pomegranate pest disease or deficiency - Hi Amanda Yeah I was thinking that too... just have to wait for the DL to break down and hopefully it will be ok...3378 days 12hrs
Dwarf lemon and dwarf lime variety - Hi Karrie Dwarf Lisbon (Lemon) are good producers they have thinner skin than Eureka and are more cold tolerant than the Eureka too. There is also a dwarf Meyer (lemon), but this is not a true lemon and not recommended for cooking where you need that..3378 days 12hrs

Lime - West Indian Lime: dwarf (Seedling)

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Update: 3344 days 6hrs

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Dwarf variety of lime. Still in its nursery pot because I have now bought a new apple tree which is going in the spot I had reserved for my lime. I will probably put it in a 50 ltr pot as my lemon is doing very well in its pot. 

Decided to plant my lime in its original place between my Granny smith and a Pinkabelle tree. It is now doing so great with 10cm of new growth and it looks so much healthier now.

Height 0.35 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seafeed / Dynamic Lifter: citrus

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

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Update: 3344 days 6hrs

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 Dwarf Granny Smith purchased early Feb 2010 to aid pollination for my pinkabells, and of course to eat and cook with :) It is nearly at full height and I know it will produce well as it had fruit when I purchased it from Tass1, but I removed them before transplanting.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter: fruit and citrus / compost / Seafeed

Pest Control: Nothing yet, but when the weather cools I will be using copper spray as a preventative measure.

Organic Status:Organic


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Banana - William Cavendish

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Update: 3344 days 6hrs

Comments: - Planted out in a raised garden bed with lots of manure and compost in early Feb. Doing really well has grown 4 new leaves and one sucker which has been removed.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Rooster Booster / Seamungus / Sudden Impact for Roses

Pest Control: none as yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Lisbon (Grafted)

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Update: 3344 days 6hrs

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I did want the dwarf variety, but so hard to find, and when I did, so very expensive. So have settled for a normal type but planted in a pot.

28 Feb - My Lissy lemon is doing so well and has heaps of new growth and branches.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seafeed - Dynamic Lifter 'fruit

Pest Control:

Eco - oil

Drougt Shield

Organic Status:Organic


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Pomegranate - Elcite (Grafted)

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Update: 3344 days 6hrs

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Purchased on the 5th of December as an older plant, not sure how old, waiting for a bigger pot at the moment.

Potted up into its new pot early January 2010. Looking good, hoping for flowers next season..

28 Feb - my pomegranate is flowering... yay.. I am very happy as I thought not long ago that it was sick as some leaves had yellow spots. But I was reassured by members of this forum that the spots looked more like a deficiency rather than a disease. You guys must have been right... hooray

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Rooster Booster / Seamungus / Seafeed - applied alternatively

Pest Control: Nothing as yet

Organic Status:Organic

Question: Pruning tips?


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Dwarf Peach (Grafted)

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Update: 3388 days 10hrs

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Planted in a raised garden bed 1800x 800x 800mm on the 15th November, has 4 fruit on it at the moment so hoping they will continue to grow.

I have one red and one white peach.

I have since removed the fruit as I want them to grow as much as possible before winter.

Planted: 2009

Height 60 Centimetres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: No pest control


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 3388 days 10hrs

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Perhaps a tie with my Pomegranate in relation to being my favourite fruit tree.

Has some sun damage on the lower leaves and some new growth sprouting out the top.

I have sprayed all my fruit trees with 'Drought shield' from Yates, and it is working really well to protect new growth and keep moisture in the plant on very hot days. I would recommed this product to others.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.6 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seafeed - Dynamic Lifter 'fruit

Pest Control:

Eco - oil

Drought Shield

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Avocado - Wurtz (A) (Grafted)

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Update: 3388 days 10hrs

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This was a long time waiting... sold out so quickly, but now I finally have one and it looks fantastic, new shoots and all. Potted up on the 4th January.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter 'fruit

Pest Control:

Eco - oil

Drought Shield

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mango - Palmer (Grafted)

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Update: 3388 days 10hrs

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Dwarf variety re-potted on 4th January 2010. Has some sun damaged leaves on the lower trunk, but some healthy green new growth on top. 

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seafeed - Potash - Dynamic Lifter 'fruit

Pest Control:

Eco oil

Drougt Shield

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Persimmon - Ichikikijiro (NA) (Grafted)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

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Potted up on the 4th January. Has some sun damage, but does have lots of new buds.

Fruiting Months April

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seafeed - Dynamic lifter 'fruit

Pest Control:

Eco - oil

Drought Shield

Organic Status:Organic


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Cutting)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

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Planted in an existing garden bed on the 5th December. Already has flowers, so hoping to get some fruit set.

Lots of flowers on both of my Pepino's, but only has set due to strong winds blowing off all the flowers. Looking at ways to provide a wind break.

Planted: 2009

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Nothing as yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

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Planted 15th of November this year, did flower very well, but they were lost in the strong winds. Hoping that they will stick next season when the foliage is thicker.

Unfortunately it has powdery mildew, which it had when I purchased it, but as a newby I didn't know anything about pests and diseases... 

Planted: 2009

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Fruit

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Currently treating it with Copper Oxychloride solution.

14 day intervals

Organic Status:Organic


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Brad1 says... [3413 days 1hrs ago]
there's lots of possible things for powdery mildew - apparently milk works well. I was surprised to find some in my courtyard (despite no spray watering) but haven't treated it yet
Diana says... [3399 days 14hrs ago]
One part milk to nine parts water is a preventative. If you can see symptoms, you probably need something stronger. Milk didn't do much for me, but regular seaweed solution has really helped in my garden. Diana.
Mish says... [3389 days 3hrs ago]
Thanks guys. I treated with Copper only twice and have found the hot weather to be more beneficial than spraying... fingers crossed for next season.

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Blackberry - Murrindindi (Cutting)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

Comments: - Planted in a pot in early December 09, then replanted a few weeks later in the ground. Doing very well considering the messy transplanting process. I will be propagating my blackberry in the next few days by 'tip layering'.

Fruiting Months January and February

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question: Anyone have any advice or wisdom on 'tip layering' cane varieties of plants?


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Blueberry - Brigitte (Seedling)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

Comments: - Planted mid December and growing very well with lots of new branches. Have put a cone trellis over the top to prevent the wind from tearing its thin little branches off.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Tullameen (Seedling)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

Comments: - Growing very well, and I have decided to 'tip layer' both my raspberries while they are growing so vigourously.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question: Tip Layering - Do I need to water the tips as they are in the dirt, or is it enough to just water the main plant?


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Brad1 says... [3376 days 9hrs ago]
you don't need to water the tips, but the branch where its layering must have moisture for roots to form. I think you'll find berries quite easy

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Raspberry - Chiliwak (Seedling)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2009

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Nectarine - Sunset Backyard Beauty (Grafted)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

Comments: - Planted on the 20th of November 2009, has amazing coloured foliage, and some new growth since planting.

Fruiting Months January and February

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seafeed

Pest Control: Nothing as yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Flame Seedless (Cutting)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

Comments: - Planted in raised garden bed with one peach and one nectarine (dwarf) on 30th November. Growing very nicely, will reach its trellis in soon.

Planted: 2009

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Nothing as yet


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Comments

Edward3 says... [1919 days 6hrs ago]
Hi. Have you had any fruit yet? If so, how would you rate its taste?

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Grape - ruby seedless (Cutting)

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Update: 3388 days 11hrs

Comments: - Planted on the 18th November this year, in a pot next to my pergola. Hoping that it will grow up the side and at least cover some of the top, as I have no cover because they keep getting torn off by the wind. 

Planted: 2009

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Diana says... [3386 days 10hrs ago]
Hi Mish, I love your pergola. Grapes are excellent for growing over a pergola, as they have dense, large leaves in summer and they don't tend to drop the leaves during the growing season, also they live a long time. It feels about 5 degrees cooler when I walk under my grape from another part of the garden. Diana.
Brad1 says... [3385 days 10hrs ago]
If you want it to get up on the pergola, consider how you might encourage it to get there. e.g. how many stalks / branches do you need? I'd prune any you don't. e.g. maybe keep 3 or 4 only , 1 or 2 to go up, 1 left, 1 right. When they are in place you can tip prune to get branching. A framework you designed should make later pruning for fruit easier. Alternatively if you want it to spread through the wire, you could spread out the branches on it and tip prune often.

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Grape - Ribier (Cutting)

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Update: 3389 days 3hrs

Comments: - Planted on the 18th November next to my pergola in a pot, opposite my Ruby.

Planted: 2009

Height 55 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Papaya - Richter Gold

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Update: 3396 days 0hrs

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Denise (Seedling)

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Update: 3418 days 4hrs

Pollination: Self Pollination


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