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Doug Hanning
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Jaboticaba fruit when to pick

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Hanning Nov 25, 2017. 2 Replies

Just wondering how to tell when to pick jaboticabas. I left mine until they came off the tree easily but they were quite soft and had started to ferment. I pulled on them when they were just going…Continue


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Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Free roosters!

"Ive got my mom to thank for my poultry dispatching skills."
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Free roosters!

"Good one.  "
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Free roosters!

"It's good to have the skills to take advantage of such an offer."
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Free roosters!

"well there you go!"
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Free roosters!

Went to my local produce shop yesterday to stock up on quail food and he had 5 young roosters someone dropped off and wanted me to take them for free! Will butcher them this weekend with about 60 quail, the oriduce shop is buying 20 hens from me and…
Doug Hanning commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"All I do is  not overwater,stake and thin leaves, use quail and chicken poo compost as fertilizer. And now I will grow in the netted house to stop fruit fly.Please ignore the eaten brassicas, I left it open for 5 minutes and the chooks got in."
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"My lazy chooks are still doing nuffin.  "
Jul 29
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Chickens heard my threats.

After 4 months of nothing my leghorns and RIR decided to start earning thier keep. Must have heard my mutterings or seen the big pile of quail feathers in the compost.
Jul 29
Doug Hanning replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Garden Visit - Roger and Brenda 26 July 2020 in the group Garden Visits
"Yeah Janet just used up some scaffold pipe I had and dug that into the ground. Then shoved some poly pipe inside and curved it around. Then put a fruitfly net from netpro over the whole thing. I tell you it is like heaven to not have to worry about…"
Jul 29
Doug Hanning commented on Dave Riley's photo

Dehydrated Starawberries

"I ended up buying a 10 tray stainless dehydrater from amazon, a no name brand for 270 bucks. Did 1/2 a bunch of goldfinger bananas that I picked friday."
Jul 28
Doug Hanning replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Garden Visit - Roger and Brenda 26 July 2020 in the group Garden Visits
"The beanie came at the right time! Keeps me warm amongst a sea of brocolli. "
Jul 27
Doug Hanning replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Garden Visit - Roger and Brenda 26 July 2020 in the group Garden Visits
"Put this in the original gv group but thought i should reply here. Just wanted to say thanks Roger and Brenda for the tour and the hat. Ive been involved in many groups over the years( sporting,fishing,spearfishing,hunting,subtropical fruit club)…"
Jul 27
Doug Hanning joined Lissa's group

Garden Visits

Follow the calendar link below to check out where the group is visiting throughout the year or to choose a date for your own GV:2020 GARDEN VISITS CALENDARHOW TO HOST A GARDEN VISITWe're always looking for new gardens to visit. Don't be…See More
Jul 27
Doug Hanning commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Pity you dont have a nice red beanie to wear in the garden. All looks good there."
Jul 26
Doug Hanning commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 26-7-2020'
"Just wanted to say thanks Roger and Brenda for the tour and the hat. Ive been involved in many groups over the years and this is one of the most welcoming and inclusive of all of them. Most groups welcome you and go back to their little groups. So…"
Jul 26

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About me:
Am a self employed builder with a 2100m2 block in Camira. Have over 100 tropical and subtropical fruit trees and vines, herbs and have started with perennials to eat. Have 8 heritage breed cooks and 4 khaki Campbell ducks. I only have an hour or so to work in the garden each day so don't have time or space for a huge vege patch our block has two buildings on it a separate carport a lap pool and part of my block is a 16*8 metre shed and gravel drive for parking work trucks.
I am interested in:
Fruit trees perennial edible plants poultry beekeeping
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
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What I am looking for:
Information, Plants or Produce
Ipswich Region

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Last few weeks at Dougs

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 17:55 11 Comments

Been running around like a headless chook for the last week and a bit trying to get jobs done in the garden. On the weekend went and visited a fellow stfc member and took some date palm pups from his palms. Got a male and female medjool, a bisexual medjool and a bisexual honey barjee.

The quail…


Some Afternoon digging

Posted on May 16, 2020 at 18:14 6 Comments

Pulled out 22kg of sweet potatoes from one 400L grow bag this arvo. Also picked 12 seminole pumpkins (25kg)from one vine. Still have my ube's to harvest and some chilacayote that will round out the winter staples.

Picked some cucs and some eggplants and my daily quail eggs. Grabbed a snap of the bok choy while I picked some for dinner.Checked my 120 eggs in the bator. Feasted on some starfruit, miracle fruit,papaya and peanutbutter fruit.

Great way…


Quail info poster

Posted on May 10, 2020 at 14:40 5 Comments

Found a couple of good printable quail info charts. Colours and sexing info for others farming these little tasty fellas.…


Net house

Posted on May 10, 2020 at 14:14 10 Comments

Finally got my act together and built a fruit fly net screened dome tunnel. Only 6m x 2.4m but at the moment I am not allowed any more lawn space. Gotta be happy with my small victories!

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At 20:49 on June 13, 2017, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Evening Doug, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Pleased to see another gardener in my area, we are almost neighbours, I envoy you your land space and what love to have as much growing as you. I am sure you will find BLF of enormous help to you and looks like you can teach us a few things as well.

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas. 

We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question.

You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF…..

At 20:33 on June 13, 2017, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Doug. 


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