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About My Edible Backyard
Why Cheryl Osborne Love's Edible Plants
We purchased property 5 years ago. Everything was lacking water. We have a waste water recycling plant although fruit trees are being watered by tank. (We do have town water). We have literaly brought back to life a lemon and orange by watering and feeding.
We have numerous trees, fig, apricot, pear, cherry, apples, orange, lemon, plums, quince, olive and almond.
Will plant this season walnut, lime and try a hazelnut. We are going to plant these so that they are watered by the recycled water.
We have horses so use the manure. We put it into compost bins first to 'burn off' any seeds thus cutting down weeds. Vegie garden loves it as do all the natives.
Cheryl Osborne Forum Contributions Fruit ripening - Hi Amanda - thanks for response. There is some green colour on the orange (top and bottom). It's pretty cold here (Teesdale Vic) and we have had the first frost - although we don't get very bad frosts. I can eat them but I would prefer them to be swe..3159 days 23hrs Fruit ripening - Orange tree came with the property and this year has fruit that I can eat although still not quite ripe. It has taken 5 years to bring this badly neglected tree to fruit.
The fruit is good size but still a bit green tasting. My question is how long do..3162 days 22hrs