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KateGreen1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 14/02/10 Updated: 14/02/10 Frost: Low
Location: Windsor NSW

About My Edible Backyard


Why KateGreen1 Love's Edible Plants

Most things in our garden are edible. I believe that organic gardening is the way to go and love getting outdoors to spend time in the fresh air in my garden.



Soil type is clay and our annual rainfall is quite varied. We have fruit and vegetables planted all around the house in all aspects. My biggest challenge is our Kelpie pup and her love of digging and chewing!!! I love the reward of eating fresh organic produce straight from your own yard. There is nothing better than getting it straight from the source!



We also have four chickens and they reward us daily with beautiful fresh eggs as well as provide us with excellent pest control.


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Lotsa lemons not fruiting - I have two Lots a Lemons planted out in my garden and find they respond well to trace elements once a year, potash a couple of times a year, dynamic lifter a couple of times a year and seaweed fertiliser every couple of weeks. They are both about 1 metre ..3410 days 8hrs

Carambola - Kembangan (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 3409 days 18hrs

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I absolutely love fresh starfruit and I am attempting to provide a micro climate for it. Although this plant was knocked around when we received 3 days in a row over 40 degrees, I have nurtured it and it is still doing pretty well considering it is still small. The winter didn't seem to worry it too much although I did protect it from the frost.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp, worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Chickens

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Any tips on how to keep this going would be greatly appreciated!


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Dwarf Peach (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 3409 days 18hrs

Comments: -

This is a dwarf variety, but compared to my other dwarf peach it is growing painfully slow. I have fertilised it well and it is even in a better spot. PH is spot on, so I think it must just be the variety.

Planted: 2008

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp, worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

White oil occasionally.

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Richter Gold (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 3409 days 18hrs

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I lve Paw Paw so decided to buy another one!

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp, worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Chickens

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon Grass (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3409 days 18hrs

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This lemon grass is just delicious. We do alot of Thai cooking and it is an essential ingredient. Very easy to grow, thrives on neglect. The picture was taken after I had cut a whole heap out for friends. It is a prolific bearer.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Nothing needed

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I am just cutting stalks off tat ground level to use them. Is this what I am supposed to be doing?? 


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 3409 days 18hrs

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IThis tree is doing quite well but it hasn't been in the ground long.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp. Worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Our chickens look after the bugs for us.

Organic Status:Organic


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Pear - Williams (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3441 days 10hrs

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I am pretty sure this is a Williams pear but cannot remember for sure. We have had quite a few pears off this tree now and they are fantastic!

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 40 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pear - William Bonhem

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

A bit of natural oil from time to time.

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 3441 days 12hrs

Comments: -

We seem to get a problem with the foliage on both our Granny Smith trees where is browns off. The fruit however is unaffected.

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 15 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith, Pinkabelle and Red Delicious

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Just a natural oil when needed and fruit fly traps.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Does anyone else have this problem with the foliage browning off?


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Dwarf Peach 9/10

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Update: 3441 days 13hrs

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This little guy started off on the other side of the garden and then was moved to make room for a new chicken pen. It is doing pretty well considering the transplant.

Fruiting Months November and December

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Don't need any

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig - Brown Turkey (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 3441 days 13hrs

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I have only just planted this one and it struggled a little at first, but is slowly on the improve.

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 3441 days 14hrs

Comments: -

This plant has really taken off, but there are no flowers on it as yet.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp, Worm wee

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Nothing needed so far.

Organic Status:Organic


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