MaculataGrove1's Edible Backyard
17/09/10 Frost: Low
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.
Books/periodicals: Heaps and heaps.
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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..3111 days 6hrs
MaculataGrove1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3234 days 17hrs
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
Height 2 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year
First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Water Given in: Autumn and SpringAfter Fruiting
Pollination: Self Pollination
Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, compost, Greenstone crusher dust
When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly
Pest Control: None
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CommentsNSWBananas1 says... [2656 days 15hrs ago]
would you be intrested in selling me some blue java succers?* You need your own My Edibles Page to contribute Quick & Easy