September 11, 2008 at 9:24 am #367220BobbeeMember
I planted three blackberries today. Still looking for sweet potato and choko and who knows what else I may find to titillate (sp?) my fancy.
In another life we used to pick wild blackberries, yummo, and made jam, tarts, and blackberry wine. Oh boy that blackberry wine was so good. It was the only wine we made that you didn’t have to leave for 3 months or so before drinking. :shy: :tup:
We never did find out how good it could get with time ‘cos it always disappeared very, very quickly……….hic…hic …hehehe………..
:metal:September 11, 2008 at 11:45 am #367221dierichParticipant
This will be easy – we’re planting fruit trees on the weekend: quince, plum, peacharine, nectarine, peach, lime, meyer and cherry!September 11, 2008 at 12:31 pm #367222ErthgirlMember
Anyone…anyone… Choko vines…are they OK in the shade?September 11, 2008 at 9:00 pm #367223ChezzaParticipant
I’m pretty sure they like the sun and not to let the soil dry out…
:tup:September 12, 2008 at 10:14 am #367224GirlFridayMember
ok im in-i have four raspberry canes to go in and i have already planted a choko.September 12, 2008 at 10:21 am #367225creekerMember
Dierich, where did you get the quince tree?
I been looking but could only find flowering quince.September 12, 2008 at 11:45 am #367226dierichParticipant
Plants Plus at McLaren Vale – they had two varieties and about 3-4 of each left. We haven’t picked them up yet so I can’t remember which variety I ended up choosing!!September 12, 2008 at 11:16 pm #367227jennifer gMember
Pete planted out the yucon this morning. Thank you Steve! and we planted some we bought from the local permaculture gardens. We also planted a cape gooseberry.
The grapes, passionfruit and chestnuts are still in pots but we’ll get to it through the day! I took the camera out to get some shots of the beautiful flowers that have appeared on our new and still small plum and peach trees and the blossoms on the tropical apple trees this year are just gorgeous!
JenSeptember 13, 2008 at 11:49 am #367228osakasuzMember
Chokos can start in the shade and will grow to the sun. They need some sun to fruit, I think.
Glad to hear everyone is busy planting. Our asparagus poking it’s head out – very exciting. This has been a year long project – building the bed, two crops of green manure, manure, mulch, finally planting and now – living asparagus. Can’t wait to harvest some… next year! Our madagascar bean is fruiting again, second time this year and we still haven’t go through the first harvest!
Not long ’til full moon – keep on planting!:tup:September 14, 2008 at 8:03 am #367229KirstyMember
The first lot of fruit trees planted:tup:September 14, 2008 at 11:13 am #367230VanessaMember
those trees look wonderful Kirsty I am starting to think I should have planted mine a little closer together or maybe around the edge of the yard, they seem to just sit in the middle of the back half of the yard, sort of in the middle of nowhere, well the middle of what was originally planned as the “orchard” also known as the back half of the back yard. Maybe it will be different once they look like proper trees rather than just a few sticks.
As for the challenge I planted Chilli’s, Capsicum, lemon balm, kale and rosella’s (not the feathered kind) which I hope will be perennials.
I also noticed that I have lucerne coming up where I put seed around the fruit trees earlier in the year but I thought it all got eaten when it got just past the two leaf stage, but I guess there were some lazy seeds there :tup: but I dont believe that can be counted 😐September 17, 2008 at 7:31 am #367231WozMember
Rhubarb is in.
WozSeptember 17, 2008 at 7:51 am #367232marigoldMember
Judi’s persimmon is now in – probably always be known as Judi’s tree:DSeptember 17, 2008 at 8:45 am #367233rdtj04Member
Planted my asperagas last week and two out of the four are budding. I even have a stalk on one of them and is looking good. Other trees are going in later this week.
Cheers DamarisSeptember 17, 2008 at 8:54 am #367234BronMember
i have 3 different areas of purple dragon carrots up (one of my seed swap gifts!), so excited about that. this year is the first time i’ve ever been successful with carrots 😀 i’ll transplant some squash seedlings tomorrow or friday as well.
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