Hi all, good to be a new member here! Thought I would just let you all know about my garden. My wife and I are renting so we have gotten into the container planting craze, mostly so that things are portable when we move. Currently I have in my garden:

Meyer lemon tree
Chilean Guavas (which I plan to take lots of cuttings from to make a nice edible hedge)
Brown Turkey Fig
Boysenberry Brulee
Thornless blackberry
Dwarf Nectarine
Dwarf Peach
Unique Feijoa
Cheery Tomatoes
Blueberries (powder blue, centurion, muffin, smoothie), (hoping to take cuttings from some of these too but have heard that there is a low success rate)

I am basically a newbie, but have been helped by the fact that Oderings garden center is close by! 

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Comment by Luke Fullard on March 20, 2012 at 11:24am

Likewise :)

Comment by Luke Fullard on March 20, 2012 at 11:17am

Yes that does sound extreme! Mine have still fruited. The muffin variety has just fruited again and looks to have lots of little berries coming through. In fact, I know a few other friends who have just planted them in the back garden with very little added and they are all doing fine!

Comment by Luke Fullard on March 20, 2012 at 10:59am

No problem, I should mention that I have not had my blueberries more than a year. So perhaps my lack of specific soil requirements will burn me in the longer run.

Comment by Luke Fullard on March 20, 2012 at 9:21am

Hi Lee,

no I didn't use any special soil for all of my plants. I used general potting mix with some compost mixed in, added powdered fertiliser, and covered the soil with some bark mulch. I generally used more compost for the blueberries.

I can't recommend chilean guavas highly enough. They grow super fast, fruit abundantly, grow easily from cuttings, and have an amazing smell when flowering and fruiting. They are so sweet to eat when you let then ripen fully.

My figs were grown from grafted cuttings. They fruited in early summer but I pulled off the fruit to encourage them to grow some more. Then in late summer they fruited again. The figs look small to me but I may be misled. I have had one that was ripe. It tasted OK but I expect they will get better as the tree matures.


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