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Estar's Edible Backyard

Joined: 26/03/13 Updated: 03/04/13 Frost: None
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About My Edible Backyard


Why Estar Love's Edible Plants

 Whats not to love about growing your own nutricionaly balanced food, save money and literally enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

Estar Forum Contributions
Acha cha fruit seeds - Hi Nick T Thanks for your reply. I have planted them in the ground and in pots to make a comparison......just gotta wait another 3 months to see the 1st results ! A long tap root sounds to me that they would be better in the ground so they can get a go..1682 days 4hrs
Achacha2 - Anyone tried planting Achacha in the ground on the sunshine coast ?..1690 days 2hrs
Acha cha fruit seeds - Hello fruities I am loving this forum about growing our newly discovered Achacha. Can any growers of the seed tell me about the root system, is it fibrous or do they shoot a tap root out. If you have put them in the ground already, has it speeded up thei..1698 days 3hrs

Estar's WISH LIST

Kiwifruit Gold Seedling 5/10

Why Estar wants it: - I tried a \'Kiwi Berry\' from the super market, they came from New Zealand and looked like mini kiwifruit and tasted very similar ! Has anyone else seen or tried to grow these or even know their true name ??





Vanilla Vine 8/10

Why Estar wants it: - I would love to grow this orchid but know nothing about growing it, would it even think about growing in the humid sunshine coast ?







Yellow Mangosteen 5/10

Why Estar wants it: - It\'s got some amazing properties.







Pandanus - Native Screw Pine 5/10

Why Estar wants it: - Great in cooking.







Goji Berry 10/10

Why Estar wants it: - Powerful antioxident, powerful anti aging and way way to expensive from the shops.







Native Olive (Seedling)

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Update: 1690 days 2hrs

Comments: - This is actually a St Helena Olive

Height 6 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime - Grafted (Seedling) 4/10

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Update: 1690 days 2hrs

Height 5 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Parsley Curly leaf (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - Yum

Planted: 2013

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime - Grafted (Cutting) 4/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - It's very very slow and very very small and quite cute.

Height 3 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Comfrey (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - So good for compost health and the chicken also love it

Planted: 2011

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Rosemary (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 25% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Garlic Chives (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - Great in cooking, and salads and a good strong, hardy clumper for planting out in the garden. 

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Thyme (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - Love to walk on this scattered around the garden and lawn.

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Basil - Sweet (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - Yum

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Bunya Nut (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - We have grown our bunya from seed and nothing seems to stop them, can't wait to get nuts in another 100 yeras !

Planted: 2012

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Achacha (Seedling)

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Update: 1698 days 2hrs

Comments: - Just got seeds and going to give it a go.

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon - Meyer

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Update: 1698 days 3hrs

Comments: - When I was a kid in the UK I thought paradise was living somewhere you could grow a lemon tree in your back yard. Now I just love my fresh tasing G & Ts and acid balancing properties.

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May

Planted: 2011

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Whole citrus mix and dung

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: It's been lucky, small amount of scale and a couple of caterpillars. No spray used except Eco oil and some hand squishing.

Question:

If I plant this tree in the ground should I give it a year off from fruiting ?

It's been in a pot (larger size each year) but I now have land to plant it in and wonder if it's best to concentrate on letting it grow good roots and leaves for the first year instead of fruit. 


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Lime - Kaffir (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 1698 days 3hrs

Comments: - We use it alot in cooking and I love the shape and dark clour of the leaves.

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Avocado - Reed Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 1698 days 3hrs

Comments: - Love the taste and want to grow it rather than buy it.

Height 3 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Question: How successful are shop bought seeds when grown at home ? 


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling)

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Update: 1698 days 3hrs

Comments: - My friend gave me her 'proven' seed from her back yard tree so I am giving it a go. I

Planted: 2013

Height 5 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No

Question: Any info on how to take this forward would be great, it's srouted nice and strong and so far seems easy and healthy.


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Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit (Cutting)

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Update: 1698 days 3hrs

Comments: - Love the colour and taste of the fresh fruit.

Planted: 2013

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and dung

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Nothign to report

Question: Is it likely that birds can spread this plant as I'm sure they love the fruits as much as we do ?


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Ylang Ylang (Cutting)

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Update: 1698 days 3hrs

Comments: - Love love love the smell of the flowers and want to make my own oil

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Eco oil

Question: This was a weedly stick when I bough 2 years ago it and it's come on fantastic since then. I know it's going to get big but where should I plant it ? Will it tolorate dapple shade ? Also how long before I can expect flowers, location a very sheltered site in Cooroy.


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Lemonade Tree (Grafted) 4/10

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Update: 1698 days 3hrs

Comments: - I loved the taste of this friut when I bought it at the market and decided to buy a healthy looking grafted 5 foot bare root tree and potted it up to go on my balcony with some other citrus.

Planted: 2013

Height 5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Standard citrus and chicken poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Scale, scale and more scale. I have used white oil, eco oil, new fertiliser, new potting mix, and consistantly wipe with a cloth of detergent, even sudted the ants that are so determined to herd and harvest them !

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Is scale a particular issue on this plant or is it just me ? 

I have had major issues with scale, can't seem to get rid of them even though they are under control on my other citrus fruit that were in pots next to this tree and I have tryed several methods that I know work to get rid of them. My hope is that now it's in the ground it's getting some extar nutrients it needs and will fight them a little bit itself.....otherwise it for the compost. 


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