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Vickib's Edible Backyard

Joined: 07/03/10 Updated: 07/03/10 Frost:
Location: Hawthorn

About My Edible Backyard


Why Vickib Love's Edible Plants

My garden is much smaller than I would like, but that cant be helped.  Most of the trees are quite young, as the (very) old trees which were here when we bought the house have now all gone, which is a pity.  Very hot and dry summers, mild damp winters.  The back yard is to the west of the property, facing East.  The biggest challenge is keeping water up to the plants, and these days having to shade young ones in summer. 



Other than that, possums are the biggest problem.  Over the years, they have killed the best apricot tree in the world, two other apricots, and two varieties of apple, all of which had been fruiting fantastically for years, until possum numbers increased.  The best preventative I have found so far is a large plastic owl hung from one of the dead apple trees on fishing wire so that it swings around.  However, the possums eventually got used to that too.



 



 

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gabs says... [3233 days 8hrs ago]
hey vickib, how are you avocados and mango going? cheers, gabs

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Free fruit trees in public places - I like the idea in theory, but dont think it will work in the long run. It is 40 degrees C here today, and I have been flat out this week keeping my own trees and veg alive. Our government is allowing thousands of mature street trees to die due to water..4608 days 19hrs

Avocado - Reed (A) (Grafted) 2/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase 6/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Kumquat - Calamondin (Grafted) 10/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Planted: 2003

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 100 kilograms per Year


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Mulberry - Black English (Grafted) 4/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Passionfruit - Black (Grafted) 5/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Pepino - Kendall Gold (Cutting) 10/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year


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Lemon - Lisbon 10/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, March, November, December

Planted: 2003

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 100 kilograms per Year


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Mango - Bowen Seedling 8/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Fig White Adriatic (Cutting) 9/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Feijoa - Mammoth (Grafted) 8/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Guava - Strawberry 10/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 2004

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 9/10

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Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Orange - Washington Navel 10/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 kilograms per Year


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Tamarillo - Grafted (Grafted) 8/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 18hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Avocado - Fuerte (B) (Seedling) 3/10

Vickib's Edible Fruits
Update: 4496 days 19hrs

Planted: 2004

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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