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Milan's Edible Backyard

Joined: 27/12/10 Updated: 27/12/10 Frost:

About My Edible Backyard

Why Milan Love's Edible Plants

My parents were Market Gardeners and since Moving to Qld in 1992 I have always been fond of growing things especially Fruit trees. I had a beautiful pure bred White German Sheppard who was very big and sadly he passed away so I saw the opportunity to start planting fruit trees in my back yard. I have Planted two bowen mango trees, a Brazilian Cherry Tree, 2 Paw paw trees, a fig tree also a Meyer Lemon, Tahitian lime and a Mandarin tree with also the Herb Garden and italian Radicchio in the front Summer Box Garden.


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Paw paw tree - Peter thank you for your comments but will the tree stop growing upwards. I have not touched the trunk only the new shoots (leafs)at the top. Or do I just take the tin off. regards Milan..4868 days 4hrs
Paw paw tree - I have attached 2 photos of my paw paw Trees nearly 1 month on and they have gone crazy with growing even higher since December last year. I have cropped the top at just over 3.5m and placed a tin can over the top as some of the old timers have told me ..4869 days 7hrs
Paw paw tree - I would like to ask the question, I have 2 Paw Paw Trees 1 is Bisexual and the otherone in the photo is not and is also baring fruit for the first time. I planted the trees over 8 months ago they are about 3m high and I'm afraid they are higher than the ..4902 days 6hrs

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Now that the dog has gone I have been able to plant my trees. The yard is large so I wanted to fill it in with fruit trees and I have 2 Bowen Mangos I purchased at the start of this year they were grafted and are growing at a rate of knots with this rain. They are about 2m tall and the trunks are getting wider but I will have to wait and nuture them.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic only

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

So far Garlic Spray

Organic Status:Organic


As my trees grow with the new shoots and leaves especially when the young leaves fill out I have found little caterpillars eating some of them and I have been checking the leaves on a daily basis so I can get rid of any. Can you please tell me if I should be using something like pyrethrium spray or will this harm the tree.

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tony1 says... [4892 days 9hrs ago]
Mango tree are fuss free tree. Good rhymes! :) You should not need to spray anything to keep the insects away. More of danger if there are fungal infection. I live in a Mango farm and there were no need to worry about insect as they are usually quite resistance against them (including caterpillars). Take it easy!! :) Save some money from buying pyrethrium.
tony1 says... [4892 days 9hrs ago]
Nice big yards you got.. seems like you love R2E2 a lot. Why not get some other variety.. Life is about variety.. hee hee.. Please don't be annoyed.. Just kidding here.
vlct says... [3917 days 7hrs ago]
Hi, how are they going

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