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Pauline's Edible Backyard

Joined: 19/10/08 Updated: 19/10/08 Frost: None
Location: Adelaide

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... [2158 days 10hrs 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). ..779 days 17hrs
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. ..780 days 21hrs
Rotating compost bins - Is this your site you are advertising?..2260 days 13hrs
What lemon is this1 - Yes, it looks like the fruit from my lemonade tree. ..2280 days 14hrs
Manuring and care of the shurb - ????..2280 days 14hrs
Something is wrong with this citrus - Well they certainly list it for use in citrus for citrus leaf minor. Not sure why if it isn't registered for use on citrus. http://www.bayercropscience.com.au/resources/uploads/label/file7605.pdf..2285 days 10hrs
Something is wrong with this citrus - Confidor guard works very well. That will kill them off, then trim the affected bits off. ..2286 days 9hrs
Cross polination1 - Blueberry it depends on the variety. ..2300 days 12hrs
Moorpark apricot tree - Is your tree getting enough water. I have one without any x pollinator and it fruits fine. If the tree is stressed it will drop it's fruit. ..2308 days 9hrs
Markets1 - Always good. ..2308 days 9hrs
Need to get rid of finger lime - Most hardware stores get their plants from the exact same places that garden centres get them. They are exactly the same quality, the only difference is how they are looked after once they are in the shop, and that totally depends on the shop. I know ..2316 days 19hrs
Free mature avocado tree take it - You are two years too late and in the wrong country. ..2316 days 19hrs
Leafless figs - It sounds like they could be water logged. Try watering them less. ..2358 days 15hrs
Fruit trees44 - How old are the fruit trees? How do they look otherwise? Do you fertilise? What types of trees are we talking? How much water are they getting and where abouts are you?..2402 days 18hrs
Nursery care - It isn't just nurseries struggling. Restaurants, shops, all sorts of places are struggling. People are just not wanting to spend money at the moment. ..2406 days 12hrs

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: 3243 days 12hrs

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: 3278 days 8hrs

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: 3282 days 16hrs

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: 3288 days 14hrs

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: 3290 days 9hrs

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: 3290 days 9hrs

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

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Update: 3290 days 9hrs

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: 3290 days 9hrs

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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