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HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fiona Ryan yesterday. 11 Replies

One of the most abundant fruiting plants in my yard are Plinia, genus Myrciaria then variety e.g. Sabara.  They come under the Myrtacaea family as does Eugenia and Psidium.  The jaboticaba are the…Continue

Tags: Jaboticaba

RUNNING OUT OF ROOM TO GARDEN (or can I keep my fruit trees cut low)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Tealby May 21. 23 Replies

This photo was taken a couple of years ago.  Since then we have moved some bins to the front yard between front verandah and front tree,  The back garden is nearly full and running out of sunlight. …Continue

Tags: IN, GARDEN, ROOM, OF, OUT

MARCOTTING OR AIRLAYERING PAPAYA PLANTS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Walter May 8. 4 Replies

This is something I am going to try as soon as we get side shoots from my old Pawpaw plant. I know of others who have done it, when they have had a very good tasting plant.  The advantage is a strong…Continue

Tags: PAPAYA, LAYERING, AIR

USING LEAF MICROBES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Apr 24. 3 Replies

Does anyone know much about leaf microbes?  This process is apparently used by organic gardeners to protect new leaves from bug attack.   I found one supply through Nutri-Tech Solutions called…Continue

Tags: USE, MICROBES, LEAF

 

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Fiona Ryan replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"Fantastic tip Doug. I’ll take a look now."
yesterday
Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"Fiona you can get the red hybrids that fruit in 3 or so years from the guy that Christa and I have bought stuff from in Cairns and he sends them down. Reasonably priced as well. His name is Steve Trenerry and he is one of the moderaters on oz rare…"
yesterday
Christa replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"Yes you are right about their naming practice when it come to Sabara ad Grimal, I thought I had a larger leaf Sabara for all those years (abt 18yrs).  It did take some time to flower.  I have since purchased a couple of Grimal from Steve.…"
Saturday
Fiona Ryan replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"What an excellent summary. I’m interested in the dwarf variety (and am on the wait list for it from Kyogle) as I think it would our yard as it could be grown in a pot. There’s a lot more that I need to go back and reread in your blog.…"
Saturday
Fiona Ryan favorited Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
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Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"No you are right the coronata are different. I have recently talked to a few people that thought the grimal and coronata were the same. Now that I have one, I can see the difference. Was just checking as I wasnt sure that you had grimals as well. I…"
Friday
Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post Blue Corn Tortillas: better than yellow.
"Not sure if I can enjoy blue coloured tortilla, Dave.  I suppose it is no different to purple tomatoes.  Where do you buy this flour. Is it gluten free?"
Friday
Christa replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"Doug are you saying we have been sold a dud.  Are the latest ones we have bought- Grimal? (the giant fruit).  I know the first one I purchased in 2015 was a coronata according to this description  on Daleys site ( Botanical…"
Friday
Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"The plinia seedlings are tough as, I just rip them out and throw them in a pot and 90% of them grow fine. My pitangatuba is only 1/2m high but it had a couple of flowers this year, maybe get fruit in the next couple of years. And yes this was from…"
Friday
Christa replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"For those of us who know Lissa, this is her blog post on Jaboticaba. Just to prove this is a plant worth growing in our climate especially.  To those who decided to buy one then, are they flowering yet.  You can graft an earlier flowering…"
Thursday
Christa replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"I just looked at my Coronata and realised I missed a fruiting and there are little seedlings close to the base of the big plant.  I will have to prise them out with chopsticks. The coronata fruit tastes good. They are not huge yet but fruited a…"
Thursday
Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"Lol Christa I am by no means an expert on plinias but they do fascinate me and I love to eat them. Nice list by the way. I have to stop myself from getting tunnel vision as my dream is to have as many different fruits as possible not just…"
Wednesday
Christa commented on Susan's blog post End of May garden harvest.
"You may have to get a bigger basket for those whopper tomatoes, Susan.  They remind me of the big bullock heart tomatoes of the past.  We seem to be looking for water in our garden as well. A little rain wouldn't go astray here. A…"
Wednesday
Andrew Cumberland replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"AwwwChrista. Now you got me thinking about one.  "
Wednesday
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HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT

One of the most abundant fruiting plants in my yard are Plinia, genus Myrciaria then variety e.g. Sabara.  They come under the Myrtacaea family as does Eugenia and Psidium.  The jaboticaba are the plants you should have planted 10 years ago.  Do it now!!!They don’t necessarily have to grow in the ground, they can stay in pots for years, just keep graduating the pots in size. The most popular and most available of this type is available at nurseries in S.E.Queensland are Myrciaria jaboticaba…See More
Wednesday
CHERYL SLAPP favorited Christa's discussion RUNNING OUT OF ROOM TO GARDEN (or can I keep my fruit trees cut low)
May 23

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About me:
Happy to grow things. Always loved gardening. My garden has changed from decorative to edible then recently, some edible fruit trees, some decorative plants, and orchids, bromeliads and succulents.
Many of my plants are to attract bees and butterflies.
Things have slowed me down a bit, but I love to learn about plants and happenings in gardens.
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Gardening friendship, Bush Tucker plants, Attracting Butterflies and Bees.
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Christa's Blog

FOR THOSE WITH SPACE TO SPARE ON ACREAGE, FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Posted on May 11, 2019 at 12:43 8 Comments

My gardening abilities have been curbed a bit lately and have led me to reading more about different ways to increase the goodness in our soil which is the engine of our plant growth and the machine that nature provided to help us be more reliant in the future.

So much has been learnt by reading and listening to the advice given and seeing the soil improvements by Ernst Gotsch and like- minded individuals.  They have seen the damage in different counties of…

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ARE WE MULCH JUNKIES? AND HOW MUCH IS IT COSTING US? YOU CAN’T HAVE TOO MUCH.

Posted on August 25, 2018 at 16:00 28 Comments

Mulch, Mulch, Mulch is what we hear from some of the best gardeners.  Whether it be the slow natural way as in the forest (what drops and rots from above) or the introduced mulch to speed up the forest floor.  As we only have 2 large poinciana trees on our block of land, and they only have very fine leaves and tiny twigs that fall most of the time in winter, we have to supplement.

My mother-in-law Gardener, who gardened here first, used grass mulch from the grass…

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SOME OF MY GARDEN NOV 2017

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 12:13 8 Comments

Just a few pics to show some of my garden.  We are planning to move some of the citrus so they can be together in same location. They need watching, and spraying with oil wash for bugs. Easier to do in one area. The persimmons are holding on to a few fruit but this rain is upsetting them now.  The red Shahtoot are giving me lovely long fingers of fruit.  The white Shahtoot has been potted up.   The Lamb Hass avocado should keep good company with the Dwarf Wurtz.  My order of little bananas…

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AT LAST I HAVE SOME MOUNTAIN PEANUTS

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:53 12 Comments

My vine has produced some nuts. These nuts are named Plukenetia volubilis.

Here are some notes from a site  sunwarrior.com    

Sacha inchi, also known as the Inca peanut, is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. Despite being a fairly recent discovery in the health community of the United States, sacha inchi has been cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit that these seeds grow in is…

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At 12:02 on February 2, 2020, Vivienne Hallman said…

 Thank you Christa for your kind welcome.  Yes the body is a little slower than it used to be, but the mind has accumulated a lot more wisdom with age!!

I look forward to sharing and learning from the group.

At 10:05 on March 27, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Thanks so much Christa, The GV's are great, I love coming together with our group. It is the Hosts that we should thank as I know that week before the Event is a big one, they work so hard. We all know how successful your GV was. 

At 7:15 on January 10, 2018, Adam Baker said…
Hi Christa, thanks for you welcome, sorry it took a while to get back.. xmas period was pretty hectic!
At 20:03 on February 5, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for your friend request :)
At 10:52 on September 23, 2015, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome Chris.  Sorry you had a bit of trouble joining up mate.  You should be right now.  Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about the site.  Enjoy!

 
 
 

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