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Small tree, big yield – the future of food growth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Woods May 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Below is an extract from a ministerial media release I just received:Queensland researchers are planning to change the way fruit and nuts are grown with smaller trees that yield more and are…Continue

What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Oct 22, 2013. 8 Replies

Thanks for all the feedback on what people are growing. This has given me a great start. Below are my notes on what the experts say each of the fruit and nut trees need - I wouldnt start a business…Continue

What fruit trees do you have and how big are they

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nisari Arun Feb 24, 2012. 15 Replies

Hi allI am in the process of planning a fruit and vegetable patch in a space that is 21m X 20m. I am sure you all could teach me a few things.Wondering if you could help with some of the following…Continue

 

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Oct 29, 2013
Roger Clark replied to Vanessa's discussion What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts
"Fruit trees in Pots. I grow Avocados, Pinkerton and Rincon, these are both type A. and are dwarf varieties. They are doing very well, in large pots, and I got two fruit last year. They are about three years old. Lots of flowers this year but no…"
Oct 22, 2013
Roger Clark replied to Vanessa's discussion What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts
"Fruit trees at my place part two. Mulberries - have white and red, the white is still young, grows well but no fruit yet, the red needs water when the leaves/ fruit appear in spring. Mine don't give a lot of fruit due to a lack of water, but a…"
Oct 22, 2013
Roger Clark replied to Vanessa's discussion What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts
"A very comprehensive and useful assessment about what to grow around the Logan area Vanessa! Even in Logan there are a variety of different growing conditions. Soil types, frost problems, access to good nutrition sources, etc. will…"
Oct 22, 2013
Liz Woods replied to Vanessa's discussion What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts
"Hi Vanessa, The Rare Fruits Association has similar lists available on-line, but I love your short and localised version."
Oct 15, 2013
Liz Woods replied to Vanessa's discussion What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts
"Neither did I, although it may not be every variety, because we have only one tree and it fruited for the first time last year."
Oct 15, 2013
Trinette replied to Vanessa's discussion What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts
"This is a great summary Vanessa. Thank you for posting. I didn't know Lychees needed a partner.... oops! Hopefully someone close by has whatever I don't!"
Oct 15, 2013
Liz Woods replied to Vanessa's discussion Small tree, big yield – the future of food growth
"Hi Roger, are your trees dwarf varieties? I'd love to know some good dwarf varieties which also can crop well because I understood they will produce crops earlier?"
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Roger Clark replied to Vanessa's discussion Small tree, big yield – the future of food growth
"Thanks for that info Venessa, it is a very interesting concept. I currently have a STSC system going. Small Tree, Small Crop, but this is because I grow most of my trees in pots due to my very shallow, very poor soil. I grow Figs (quite a good…"
Feb 27, 2013
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Small tree, big yield – the future of food growth

Below is an extract from a ministerial media release I just received:Queensland researchers are planning to change the way fruit and nuts are grown with smaller trees that yield more and are ultimately more profitable for farmers.Speaking in Bundaberg, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the ‘small tree-high productivity’ (STHP) initiative was one of the biggest research projects in horticulture in many years.“The aim is to boost profitability by improving yield…See More
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"Not sure whether you still need that timber but yesterday I walked by the Jane st Community Garden in West End/Brisbane and they had some old sleepers for sale, 5 bucks each. They used to use it for walls for raised garden beds, but they upgraded…"
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Untreated timber for garden wanted

Posted on December 15, 2012 at 8:24 5 Comments

Does anyone know where I can buy untreated pine or hardwood sleepers for a raised garden bed? 

Banana bells - keep them on the bunch

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 13:30 5 Comments

I know most people say to remove the banana bell (the flower head) but I would encourage you to leave it on (unless you are going to eat it) for four reasons:

  • Most important - the honey eaters love them. Once they find your bell, they will visit twice a day, every day until the bell stops producing flowers. There is so little food out there for them. Every bit helps.
  • The bell can tell you when the bunch is ready - when it starts looking small and the distance between…
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At 15:15 on January 23, 2012, Lyn Buffett said…

How much did the banana plants cost Vanessa?

 
 
 

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