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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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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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Ipswich Region

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Whats in the ground at my place.

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 19:40 22 Comments

Thought I would share what ive got going on at my place. I have trees spread out a bit in different areas and half my trees are 2 -3 years old. The rest have been added incrementaly over those years. Ill grab some photos on the weekend when i'm home in the daylight.

On the top side of my drive i have a wampie , 2 longans, 2 lychees, 2 soursops, a hicks mulberry, a white mulberry, a kp mango, 3 avocados lambhass,sirprize and pinkerton ( recently planted) a couple of large leaf… Continue

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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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