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Pauline's Edible Backyard

Joined: 16/07/10 Updated: 26/06/11 Frost:
Location: South Plympton

About My Edible Backyard


Why Pauline Love's Edible Plants

Plants:


Living in rental house, so all trees are in pots.  Using premium potting mix, vermicompost, and osmocote.  Liquid fertaliser added if needed.   Pots are all hand watered, so have suffered somewhat over hot summers.  Annual rainfall of about 800mm per year.  The odd frost, but not many.  Trees are moved around depending on the time of year and weather. 


Self:


Diploma of horticulture.  Working in plant nursery, unfortunetly not edible plants.  :(


My biggest challenge has been keeping pots watered enough in heatwaves.  Leading to the death of an apple and a cherry tree.  I have learnt from this though and will have more provisions in place for next summer.

Comments

gabs says... [2508 days 23hrs ago]
hi pauline, how's the diploma going? got any new fruiting plants? cheers,gabs

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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Pauline Forum Contributions
Lime trees5 - They actually fruit really well even after a hard prune (sometimes better than before the prune). ..1130 days 6hrs
Lime trees5 - That is exactly as the fruit look on this type of lime. They often go more yellow when ripe too. If I were you I'd probably cut the height of yours down by about half. It will encourage it to bush out a bit. ..1131 days 10hrs
Rotating compost bins - Is this your site you are advertising?..2611 days 2hrs
What lemon is this1 - Yes, it looks like the fruit from my lemonade tree. ..2631 days 3hrs
Manuring and care of the shurb - ????..2631 days 3hrs

Pauline's WISH LIST

Rosella

Why Pauline wants it: -

So that I can use the flowers to make hibiscus tea. 







Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle

Why Pauline wants it: -

As I previously had one which I killed which I loved.







Dwarf Coffee - Catuai 8/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3594 days 1hrs

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lime \"sublime\" (Seedling) 10/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3628 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Patio lime.  Was in fruit when purchased.

Fruiting Months April, May, June, July

Planted: 2010

Height 50 Centimetres

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Citrus leaf minor removed by hand.

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted) 8/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3633 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Any growth from below the graft nipped as soon as it is seen.  No fruit allowed to form for the first year.

Fruiting Months July

Planted: 2008

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Citrus leaf minor.  Leaves removed by hand and minors squished where seen. 

Cottony cushion scale.  Squashed by hand and tree sprayed with white oil. 

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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pomegranate (Seedling) 5/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3639 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Bought from Bunnings, so has no variety name.

Planted: 2010

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Olive - Kolossus Kalamata (Grafted) 6/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3640 days 22hrs

Planted: 2010

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Bay Tree (Grafted) 8/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3640 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Tree was rather poorly when got.  Suffered some heat/lack of water damage.  Slowly being turned into a standard.

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

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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TRIED BUT DIED

Cherry - Stella (Grafted) 5/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3640 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I did not water it enough in heat wave.   Will not get another.


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TRIED BUT DIED

Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle (Grafted) 10/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 3640 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I didn't water it enough in heat wave.  It was however a great tree which did fruit for me with hand polinating.  I plan on getting another and taking more care of it.


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