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TimmyDoulos's Edible Backyard

Joined: 24/07/10 Updated: 25/07/10 Frost: Low
Location: Frankston, VIC, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why TimmyDoulos Love's Edible Plants

New gardner, starting slowly.



Sandy soil. Planning to replace gums on northern fenceline with edibles, and plant edibles in east facing front yard.



Have joined the Diggers Club and am using The Australian Fruit and Vegetable Garden by Clive Blazey and Jane Varkulevicius, along with How to Guzzle your Garden by Jackie French, as my textbook.


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Passionfruit - Select Black (Grafted) 8/10

TimmyDoulos's Edible Fruits
Update: 3163 days 19hrs

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Grafted black Nellie Kelly bought from Bunnings in May, to use to screen the lattice fence seperating the carport/driveway from the back yard.  The lattice faces North West. Used lots of dynamic lifter to fertilise when it was planted.

Currently it receives only low sun, being shaded in the late afternoon by an exisiting gum tree (which I plan to remove) and in the morning by the carport (which I don't plan to!)

Looks a bit poorly but should improve with more sun.  The chickens enjoy scratching around it and I have planted broadbeans nearby for green fertiliser later on. (Although the chooks have been stripping the bean plants of most of their leaves)

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry - Black English (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 3163 days 19hrs

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Bought two bare rooted via mail order from ebay in April 2010.   (They were grown from cuttings.) Immediately planted into large pots and tied to stakes.

Put in a wind protected location but with little sun they looked to struggle. Moved so they are against a north facing wall and they have regained follage and are growing steadily.  Plan to plant most vigorously growing one in the north west corner of the yard - once I get around to removing/relocating the tool shed. 

Will give or sell the other unless I can think of a good location in the yard, and can justify two large mulberries in the yard! 

Bought because I read that they thrive on neglect (so I can't go wrong), I love the fruit, the kids can climb it as they get older and I have fond childhood memories of climbing and staining clothes with my brother at my grandma's when I was younger!

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 7/10

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Update: 3163 days 20hrs

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Planted two Sunshine Blue and one Elliot Blueberry seedlings into the East facing front lawn. (Morning sun and to about 2pm)Hope to create an informal hedge as they grow.  (Elliot is a pollinator)

Have used pine nettles and shreded sugar cane as mulsh and to acidify the soil slightly.  Also have planted broad bean plants around them to use as green fertiliser later.  Have a dripper system under the mulch which is timed for every second day for a half hour feed.

Will remove any fruit in first two years to encourage growth.  Seem to be growing slowly as yet.

Planted: 2010

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Blueberry - Elliot

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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