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MaculataGrove1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 16/05/10 Updated: 17/09/10 Frost: Low
Location: Mt Samson, QLD, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why MaculataGrove1 Love's Edible Plants

Keen on being more self-sufficient. "Retired" during my late 30s to concentrate on having a more sustainable lifestyle.

Soil type: Varies across the property, but is primarily sandy to clayey loam sitting over clay, and finally a decomposed granite sub-soil.

Annual Rainfall: Varies considerably. But is generally in the order of 1000ml per year, most of which comes during Jan to Feb. August to Oct is the driest time of the year.

Orchard aspects: Citrus orchard is north with a slight easterly bearing. Sub-tropical to tropical food forest is south westerly, with some parts having a northerly aspect.

Biggest Challenge: Planting out the property while raising a two year old girl.

Rewards: Thus far I have had the most amount of fruit from the bananas, raspberries, figs, and mandarins. Seeing my little girl enjoying organically grown fruit is very rewarding.

Website: http://maculatagrove.blogspot.com/

Books/periodicals: Heaps and heaps.



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MaculataGrove1 Forum Contributions
Grumichama - Hi Amanda I have also been having some leaf die back issues with a couple of different grumichamas on my property. Did you get a response to your question? If I am not mistaken, WA soils can be on the higher pH side of things, thus this could be a issue..3166 days 21hrs

Banana, Blue Java 9/10

MaculataGrove1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3290 days 8hrs

Comments: - De-sucker regularly. Keep up the water while fruiting. Low maintenance. Leaves susceptible to wind damage. Need a prop to keep the plant from falling when bananas are almost ready to harvest.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, compost, Greenstone crusher dust

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

NSWBananas1 says... [2712 days 6hrs ago]
would you be intrested in selling me some blue java succers?

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