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Krazykangaroo1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 07/10/10 Updated: 06/08/13 Frost: Low
Location: Casterton, Vic, Aus

About My Edible Backyard


Why Krazykangaroo1 Love's Edible Plants

I love being self sufficiant in food and I love growing things you can't find in the supermarket


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Krazykangaroo1 Forum Contributions
Importing seeds - Hi Nick, I would love some mountain (cool climate) varieties of fruit or veg seeds if you can get them. Happy to pay what you ask for interesting stuff. Thanks. rowan.99 at gmail.com..2684 days 17hrs
Vic rare foods site - After some interest was expressed in having a victorian rare fruits/foods club and some words with other gardeners I have started on a website with forum and wiki that is free to use. The forum is in no way meant to be a competitor of this Daleys one, ju..2895 days 7hrs
Feijoas6 - Hi Piedy, the fruit drops off naturally before it is soft - just place them in a bowl for a few days until they smell fruity and soften then enjoy...2913 days 6hrs
Testing14 - I also recommend Daleys to many people but I don't buy much anymore because of the plants that they offer now don't suit me - I used to buy tubestock but they don't do enough now so I buy elsewhere. Anyway - there are heaps of free and cheap forum opt..2925 days 5hrs
Testing13 - I agree, this has to be fixed..2928 days 7hrs
Rare fruit groups in victoria - I would also love one but being so far from big cities could be a problem, sigh...2931 days 5hrs
Yerba mate - I am about to put in an order for some seeds if you want some as well. It is supposed to be easy to grow from seed...2934 days 7hrs
Babaco - Thanks, that would be great - and you are close enough for me to come over and pick it up. rowan.99@gmail.com ..2937 days 5hrs
Babaco - Hows this - Daleys just sent me a SMS saying that they have babaco in stock so I come in and my email says that they have one in stock. I click on the link and it is gone. HUH. :(..2937 days 8hrs
Wanted soap nut tree3 - You can't import them so you have to find a seed supplier in Aus...2938 days 13hrs
Ice cream bean free to good home - I would love a few and and happy to pay post and packing. rowan.99@gmail.com Thanks for your offer...2941 days 11hrs
Veggie garden part - Bunnings has it everywhere and you can also find the smaller blocks at other hardware stores like Mitre 10...2941 days 13hrs
Veggie garden part - Bunnings has it everywhere and you can also find the smaller blocks at other hardware stores like Mitre 10...2941 days 13hrs
Asparagusnatural healer - I also live in SW Vic and my asparagus grows like mad but I'm not on volcanic soil so that might be the problem, but maybe not as they also grow well when I was living in Mt Gambier on the side of the volcano. Hmmm, puzzling...2944 days 8hrs
Asparagusnatural healer - Aww, C'mon. I love my Chinese artichokes and they aren't as invasive here as some places. They are easy to control anyway...2944 days 19hrs

Finger Lime - Red Cutting (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 2083 days 9hrs

Comments: - I am waiting for my young grafted trees to fruit. I hope they will this year.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Water Given in: Winter

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Guava Yellow Cherry (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 2083 days 9hrs

Comments: - Much sweeter and bigger fruit than the red cherry guava and the seeds aren't as hard. Seems to fruit most of the year even down here in Vic.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter


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Yacon - Apple of the Earth (Cutting) 8/10

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Update: 2083 days 9hrs

Comments: -

I like growing yacon because it is easy to grow and loves a lightly shaded spot where not much else will grow well.

It produces well even in large pots and you can eat them raw or cooked. Make sure you air the tubers for a couple of weeks after digging to highten the sweetness. I like them raw in salads and fried. They are also good in stews where they keep their crispness for a nice bit of texture.

The tubers (after peeling) are sweet and crunchy.

Fruiting Months July and August

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Not really prone to pests in my experience


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Chinese artichoke 7/10

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Update: 2083 days 9hrs

Comments: -

I wish the tubers were bigger but they are nice to eat and look fantastic in a stir-fry.

The little knobbly tubers are dug in winter after the frosts kill off the tops. No need to peel, thank goodness. They are crunchy and slightly sweet. a bit potato-like.

They do well in full sun or part shade, even under shadecloth.

Fruiting Months June and July

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

not really bothered by pests.


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 2837 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Although this was bought as a dwarf meyer (not from Daleys), I think it is too sour to be a Meyer. It is on its own roots and is only 1m tall but bears heavily. It is a great fruit tree.

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

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Chocolate mint (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 2979 days 7hrs

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I love chocolate mint. When it is warmed by the sun a squeezed leaf smells just like after dinner mints. It is easy to grow as long as you keep the water up to it - like all mints.

Planted: 2008

Height 35 Centimetres

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Alpine Strawberry (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3028 days 14hrs

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I LOVE alpine strawberries and grow white and also red fruited kinds. They are easy to grow and love light shade.

The fruits are very small but have a strong, lucious strawberry taste. The plants are clumping and most alpine varieties don't produce runners. They easily reseed themselves so you don't have to worry there. They do well in pots or in the ground. I have mine planted in a shadehouse where they look great among the ferns.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April

Planted: 1992

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 20

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Keep an eye out for slugs and snails. Birds often don't bother with the white ones.

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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New Zealand yam 8/10

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Update: 3028 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I really like NZ yams because they grow in part shade where few other plants do well.

The tubers are pretty good to eat but remember to air them for a couple of weeks before cooking to get rid of the bitterness. It has a pretty mild taste, a bit like potato but it is something different to grow.

I wish we could get some of the other coloured varieties in Australia as well as the common red type.

Fruiting Months August and September

Planted: 2005

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 20

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None needed

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Has anyone heard of anyone in Australia with the white, blue or yellow varieties?


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Chilean guava (Cutting) 9/10

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Update: 3117 days 11hrs

Comments: -

I love the way the bush is neat and small, it can be trimmed into a hedge. The small berry has a rich sweet flavour and can be made into jam if it makes it to the kitchen.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Never seems to be bothered with pests


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