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Paulngen's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/11/08 Updated: 12/08/09 Frost: None
Location: Urangan, QLD, AU

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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting) 3/10

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Update: 3204 days 21hrs

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2nd year planted in ground. Tree pretty tall already approx 2.5 m vertical. Not spreading. Wish it was growing sideways more and up less. Currently, there appears to be 2-3 flower spikes, but not sure as they are too high up to have a close look. Fingers crossed. If so, can't do much about protecting the fruit (I try to wrap them, especially when there is precious few). Insects seem to like the young leaves and bite many tiny holes in them. I have sprayed neem oil and this seems to control the number of bitten leaves, and encourage the growth of more new and fat leaves. Running low on neem oil can't seem to find them anywhere in the nurseries around. Won't know if I'm satisfied until I taste that fruit.

Planted: 2007

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

See above. Also suspect mildew on lower leaves (black powdery). Tried mancozeb. Does not appear effective.


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Dwarf Mandarin (Grafted) 2/10

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Update: 3204 days 21hrs

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2nd year in pot. Re-potted this year as plant does not seem to be growing much - upwards a little but not spreading. However, roots are still shallow so does not appear to be pot-bound. Some flowers last year, no fruit. Leaf-miner seems to be a problem as all young leaves are affected and turn curly. I have been cutting them off - probably explains why the plant is not growing :-). This year I have decided to spray eco-oil at every single leaf bud that I see.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus food, slow-realease for pots

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Leaf miner a problem (see above). Also little caterpillars - controlled by squashing method as often as I see them.

Organic Status:Organic


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Grape - Carolina Black Rose 2/10

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Update: 3204 days 21hrs

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Currently in second year. Had some fruit last year 5-6 bunches of  5-30 grapes per bunch. Had to compete with ants for the ripe fruit. Fruit does not ripe at the same time on bunch therefore have to pick and eat individually. Very annoying all round. However the few that we got to taste were delicious and sweet. Did not know much about trellising or pruning. Could be reason why unproductive. Have been reading up about pruning, but not sure if the variety prefers spur pruning or cane pruning. Anyway, its too late for this year as I have giving the whole vine a very close haircut all round. Fingers crossed for fruit but will try more scientific pruning next year.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2007

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Autumn and Winter

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

Pest Control:

Have sprayed fungicide (mancozeb) and eco-oil (mid winter) on bare branch as preventative.

Will try some ant sand around base of plant/trellis to prevent the ants from eating fruit before we do.


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Dwarf Macadamia 3/10

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Update: 3204 days 22hrs

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The tree has been planted about 2 years. It is still pretty small - approx 1m tall, does not seem to grow real fast. Have not been doing much in terms of maintenance except occasional fertilizing - manure, seaweed. Currently flowering for the first time despite small size - at least 15 stalks. Flowers appear to be partly falling before they open. Many little insects - looks like mites - attached to the flowers. Tried spraying with eco-oil, not sure if it will work.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pest Control:

See above


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Comments

Elke says... [2567 days 2hrs ago]
Maybe the "mites" are native bees????

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