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Glennis1's Edible Backyard

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Glennis1 says... [2136 days 9hrs ago]
I live at manly west on red loam soil . The plot is a standard size suburban block . Its a sloping block so excellent drainage . I am 5 klms from the bay so i dont get any frost . The coldest it gets is about 5 degrees for a few days in winter . My back yard is protected from westerly winds in winter . I grow Tropical and subtropical fruit , native rainforest olants from cape york , butterfly host plants .

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Ylang ylang how much sun - I am in manly west . My ylang ylang is in full sun . It would be about 12 mts tall . Sparsly branched and the wood is almost as light as balsa . It needs full sun to grow properly . Once it gets too tall lop the top off and it will coppice a bit . I have ..78 days 14hrs
Paw paw bunch top - We havnt had a good soaking rain in Brisbane for months . Put the garden hose onto spray pattern and soak them for at least a couple of hours at least a couple of times a week while its still hot . They have quite a big spread as far as roots area . Soak ..257 days 13hrs
Piper nigrum question - Give it time . My vine is very slow growing here in Brisbane . Even slower now that the dog chewed it . ..270 days 12hrs
Loquat grafted nagasakiwase - Those branches that are not flowering yet are probably just not old enough . Or that's just what they do . Not every branch on my plant flowers either . ..1418 days 12hrs
Dwarf mulberry what size pot - I would say around 500mmx500mmx500mm . I have a dwarf mulberry and you can keep them at around 2 meters by pruning 2 times a year . Look at my edibles to see it . ..1419 days 3hrs

Macadamia 741 5/10

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Update: 399 days 12hrs

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Height 1 mtr (18/01/2012)

Height 1.5 mts (20/11/2012)

This is in the back corner of the garden . I have a path that goes around it so i will be trying to keep it pruned as a cylinder shape .

Too much shade and competition from next doors massive lychee tree . Macadamia is hardly growing . oct 2013

Because this is an Australian rainforest tree it needs a fertiliser with very little phosphorous . Less that 3% is good . Load the tree up with mulch , and because it is a rainforest tree it doesn't matter if the mulch is right up against the trunk . All plants need sun to grow including rainforest plants . When planting pretend its a rose and cultivate the soil well before planting . They have timid roots so needs a big loosened area to grow well . Excellent drainage in full sun .

 

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Eco88

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring


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Davidsons Plum - QLD 10/10

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Update: 399 days 12hrs

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Height 1 mts (18/01/2012) I also have a red bopple nut but i dont have much hope in it doing anything like growing or surviving . They are not easy to grow . The red bopple nut died , i knew it would .

The Davidsons plum is slow growing , I might get fruit before I die . The tree is about 1.5 mts tall now nov 2013 .

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Johnstone River Satinash 10/10

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Update: 399 days 12hrs

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Syzygium erythrocalyx This is part of my cape york rainforest collection of plants . The fruits are small sized apple . The fruit grow on the trunk and branches .This tree is located beside a downpipe that goes directly to the base of the plant . Like 99% of all rainforest plants , they have to be in full sun to flower and fruit . Theyneed a well prepared hole at least half a metre wide and 300mm deep . Plenty of mulch at least 300mm thick and no competition from grass. Rainforest plants have surface roots and need mulch or they will never grow well . Mulch mulch mulch is the key . Unlike non rainforest plants they need to be watered so the mulch layer stys wet .  No need for deep watering . I also mist my plants with a fine spray on the garden hose to try and create humidity but is not essential . you can grow rainforest plants in a small garden if you choose the right variety , have a well prepared ground with mulch , the correct aspect . The fruit are edible but fruit fly magnet . Tons of fruit on this year spring 2013 .

Most rainforest plants hate phosphorus .

Here is a great link on how to grow rainforest plants .

http://www.yuruga.com.au/yuruga-info-sheets/

 

Planted: 2001

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Eco88

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring


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Syzygium Malaccense 8/10

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Update: 399 days 12hrs

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Height (31/01/2013) 4 mts

This is the native pink satinash that is a small to medium tree . It is not the Malay apple . The fruits are diffrent to the malay apple and are good to eat or make jam . It has never flowered or fruited but there is always hope . OMG , it has a bunch of flowers on it (15/01/2013) .4 fruit but didn't get to taste it .

Planted: 2001

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Eco88


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Curry Tree

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Update: 399 days 12hrs

Comments: - This curry tree is growing very well . I hope it doesn't get out of control later on .


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Grumichama - Black

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Update: 1451 days 3hrs

Comments: - Very slow growing .


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Wampee 5/10

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Update: 1451 days 5hrs

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Height 1 mts (18/01/2012)

Height 1.3mts (20/11/2012)

Small green fruit about the size of a jelly bean . (20/11/2012)

Beautiful sweet fruit , better tasting than a lychee (25/01/2013)

I left the fruit on the tree until the skin started to turn a slight brown color .

No rain for months so no fruit this year 2013 . Has loads of fruit on it now about the size of a match head nov 2013 .

 

 

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Peanut Butter Tree

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Update: 1451 days 5hrs

Comments: - Only just planted oct 2013 but looking good .


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pepper vine 5/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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PiperNigrum

I like the idea of having my own pepper vine . This is strictly tropical by the sounds of it so i will see how it performs in subtropical brisbane .

1 vine is on the eastern edge of a rainforest garden and can grow up 2 bangalow palms . Might be too hard to keep moist . The other one is planted in a lined gravel soak that the washing machine rinse water goes into . It

scramble up a lilly pilly and is mostly in the shade . Not doing much here in brisbane , equatorial plant i guess . (31/01/2013) . Still alive and growing up the lilly pilly very slowly , oct 2013 . The vine is healthy as it gets the washing machine water and must never dry out . Keep out of full sun afaik .

Planted: 2012

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

When I Fertilise: Never


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Guava Hawaiian

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

Comments: - I am not sure what type of guava this is . Fruits abundantly after pinching out the tips of branches .


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Jaboticaba - Grafted 5/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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Height 1.2mts (20/11/2012)

Someone said they start growing rapidly after 10 years or so .  

Masses of flowers but only 8 fruit . The tree is small though oct 2013 . The fruit were small about the size of a marble , probably from lack of water .

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Lime - Tahitian 5/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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I need this for my fish and chips Hahaha .

No limes , fruit just fall off , oct 2013 . Looking much better after some rain Dec 2013 .

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring


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Panama Berry

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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Height .4mts (20/11/2012)

Lots of green fruit and tons of flowers  oct 2013 . The pulp tastes like caramel with a skin after taste of fart .

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Passionfruit - Panama Gold

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

Comments: - This vine is going to have abundant fruit . Full sun from early morning to late afternoon . Copious water from a downpipe when it rains .


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Malabar Chestnut 6/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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Height .5mts (18/01/2012)

Height 1.8 mts (20/11/2012)

I was really impressed with the postage of this plant from Daleys . Not a mark on it . It is powering along nicely .

Flowers buds at last oct 2013 . I had 3 beautiful flowers on the tree oct 2013 .

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Loquat - Nagasakiwase 10/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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Height 3mts (18/01/2012) Its a nice compact size here in brisbane . The fruit are fantastic but i have to net them to keep the crows out of them .

Planted: 2006

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Acerola - Florida Sweet 5/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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Height .75mts (20/11/2012)

Not doing much possible lack of rain , nematodes ? No fruit yet . oct 2013 . Heaps of flowers after the rain Dec 2013 .

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Eco88

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring


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orange joppa 6/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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Its only 1 metre high 3/2/2012 but it has 10 oranges on . Lots of small oranges but no rain so this will be a fail , oct 2013 . We had some nice rain so the tree is loaded with oranges and they are looking fantastic Dec 2013 . Plenty of water and some mulch and organic extra .

 

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring


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Drumstick Tree ( Moringa ) 7/10

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Update: 1451 days 6hrs

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19/11/2012 .4mts

Bought this moringa from daleys . Didnt make the same mistake as the last one (mulched right to the stem and watered it and rotted) . Just planted it and put mulch around it . No fertiliser or water . The daleys one was actually ready for the ground unlike the ebay one.I have red loam soil with a clay base . I think the problem people have with moringa seedlings dying when transplanting into the gound is the ground soil isnt warm enough . The seedling isnt in a deep pot so the rootball isnt developed enough . Overwatering and rotting the plant . afaik . I tip pruned the shoots when the tree was small and this gave it 2 top shoots .  Once the tree reached 1 mtr i cut it back to half a mtr . Now the tree has a big bunch of top shoots (31/01/2013) . The stem is about 7cm in dia and has been cut back to half a metre . New shoots appearing but slow , oct 2013 > Slow growing in early november , i think the weather needs to get a lot hotter for this plant to grow well here .

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: Never


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Lemon Myrtle 10/10

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Update: 1451 days 7hrs

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Height 4 mts (20/11/2012)

I have used the leaves to make lemonade ice blocks for the kids . Infuse some in boiling water and then discrd the leaves then freeze it .

No rain for months here so all the flowers died and no fruit .

Planted: 2003

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Mandarin - Emperor 10/10

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Update: 1471 days 8hrs

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Height 4 mts (18/01/2012) I planted this from seed and the mandarines are juicy and sweet .

Pictured in the middle with native mulberry on the right and Cryptocarya triplinervis to the left .

No rain for months so useless dry fruit oct 2013 .

Planted: 2003

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Davidsons Plum - Smooth 10/10

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Update: 1494 days 0hrs

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Davidsonia johnsonii 

Height 3 mts (31/01/2013)
I planted this because i wanted to taste the fruit . No sign of any fruit yet (31/01/2013) .

No fruit yet , I am beginning to think it might never fruit .  I am sure I planted it about 10 years ago .

Planted: 2003

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn, Winter, Spring

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring


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Paw Paw

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Update: 1494 days 0hrs

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Bisexual

I am over the bats and possums grrrr .oct 2013


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Chilli - Birds Eye

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Update: 1757 days 4hrs

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Just came up wild . I crush a couple of fresh ones up and put in the stew . Just enough to give some heat but not too much .


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native stingless bees

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Update: 1757 days 5hrs

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Native stingless bee hive .

Trigona .

 


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Miracle Fruit 10/10

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Update: 1757 days 5hrs

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I have this growing in a pot with just peat moss . Strictly morning sun only and keep the peat moss moist . Spray the leaves once or twice a day to keep them wet .  I have my solar hot water overflow dripping into the pot . Even though i get hundreds of berries every year i have only tried it once . I am not game to eat anything after i try one as it lasted 12 hours . Other people say it only lasted for an hour , it varies between diffrent people i guess . I always have plantlets coming up in the pot which i get rid of .

Planted: 2005

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Flacourtia (cape plum) 10/10

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Update: 1757 days 8hrs

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Height (31/01/2013) 3 mts

I grow this native because it is a host plant for the australian rustic butterfly . The plant flushes with new growth most of the year and the butterflies hang around the garden most of the year . You need a bisexual one if you dont have male and female plants if you want fruit . It is a rainforest plant so it needs lots and lots of mulch . I read that jam is made from the fruit . The 2 large plants i have are not bisexual so will not have fruit . Thats ok because i bought a bisexual one but it will take 5 year to get big enough to fruit 3/2/2012 .

Planted: 2003

Growing: In the Ground

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Eco88


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Fraser Island Apple 10/10

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Update: 1757 days 8hrs

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Front garden Height 1.5mts (20/11/2012)

Acronychia imperforata

I planted this tree/shrub to attrack lorikeets . It grows to 15 mts but i will keep it pruned back to 3 mts . The plants has orange fruit and is edible . The plant already has numerous buds and is only 1 mtr high (18/01/2012). I have 4 of these plants and i think they are a valuable addition to my garden . Thge fruit are edible .

Planted: 2011

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Eco88

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring


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Zig Zag Vine 10/10

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Update: 1757 days 8hrs

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Melodorum leichhardtii

I grew this  Zig-zag vine to attract the pale green triangle (Graphium euryplus) butterfly . It is a host plant . It also gets huge amounts of orange fruits on it . The fruits are edible . The flowers smell exctly like the confectionary banana lollies you can buy from the shop . I have had pale green triangle caterpillars on the vine and occasionally see the butterflies flying around . I have my vine growing in the front yard and it twines amongst other plants and stays a bushy climber . You can keep it a shrub if planted by itself but it is a large rainforest vine if you let it .

Planted: 2001

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter, Spring


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Linton says... [529 days 2hrs ago]
Hi Glennis I'm looking for some seeds of Zig Zag vine to grow. Wondering if you could send me some the next time you have fruit on your vine? Thanks, Linton. email: lintonius@hotmail.com

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Dwarf Mulberry - Black 10/10

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Update: 1757 days 8hrs

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Height 3 mts (20/11/2012) I keep it trimmed to this height .

These 2 mulberries get massive amounts of mulberries on for there size . Those grey birds with the black head think all there christmases have come at once .

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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abiu

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Update: 1757 days 9hrs

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Height 1 mts (20/11/2012)

Not growing but could be lack of rain (possibly nematodes) ?


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