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Joseph Simcox a very interesting speaker.

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While on holidays, lazing about had time to look at some youtube videos that I have not had time to get around to.Joseph Simcox did a talk about 10 years ago at a California Rare Fruit Group event…Continue

Potting info for plinias, eugenias and garcineas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Hanning Aug 14. 3 Replies

This video by the prince of plinias Adam Safran shows some really deep pots for small trees. Thought those folk goofy for garcineas, estatic for eugenias or psycho for plinias would enjoy it, yes you…Continue

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 Susan's blog post Progress at the farm
"Looks good Susan. I usually have a fair bit of left over and 2nd hand building materials laying around at my shed. Let us know if you are chasing anything in particular and if its here you can have it. I often just take roofing to metal recyclers…"
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Joseph Simcox a very interesting speaker.

While on holidays, lazing about had time to look at some youtube videos that I have not had time to get around to.Joseph Simcox did a talk about 10 years ago at a California Rare Fruit Group event and it is amazing as he talks about unique edible botanical plants. He is a botanical explorer and very knowledgable.Here is the link of the first part, its split in three. Give him a few minutes to explain his background then prepare to be amazed.…See More
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Bevy of beans.

"Need to click nutritial aspects tab and that compares different livestock."
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Bevy of beans.

"Beans are ok as long as they are cooked. Feedipedea has just about everything that can be fed to livestock. Madagascar beans are a lima bean. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/267"
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On holidays taking farm with me.

"What a haul.  Enjoy your time away mate.  "
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On holidays taking farm with me.

"Looks like a healthy happy holiday coming up for both of you. Enjoy!"
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On holidays taking farm with me.

Have citrus,loquats,starfruit, black sapote,mulberries, monkey nanas, frozen longans, herbs, toms, radish, beets, greens,beans, pumpkin and sweet potato. Plus a few hundred quail eggs and frozen quail. Even on holiday I hate having to buy things…
Sep 19
Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE ANY NEW PLANTS FOR SPRING.
"Christa I am picking up some lucuma and a green sapote on Sunday week if he has any others I will grab one for you."
Sep 19
Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE ANY NEW PLANTS FOR SPRING.
"I have a seedling with your name on it. I have wanted that book for a while. Its in this video if you want a laugh. Watch "Flying Fox Fruit Freak Comes out at Night" on YouTubehttps://youtu.be/KqQXK0AIkP8"
Sep 19
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Processing 70 quail

"Yeah Andy, 23 meals vac sealed and frozen. Dont worry I laugh at myself."
Sep 19
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Processing 70 quail

"Only 60 out the back now mate?  LOL!  I'm laughing with you, not at you.  Well, for the most part.  How are you going to store them? Freezer in vacuum pack?  "
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Doug Hanning replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"I was goinh from my memory, not a good idea. Now I remember at the STFC they said the A type flowers usually hang around long enough in our climate for them to get pollinated early arvo but the B type release pollen before the female flowers open so…"
Sep 18
Doug Hanning replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"In our subtropics there is a crossover on  the A's when both are open during the day and the female flowers close and the male open. The B's crossover at night so usually need an A to cross with. But you are right bees should be…"
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About me:
Am a self employed builder with a 2100m2 block in Camira. Have over 130 tropical and subtropical fruit trees and vines, herbs and grow most of our vegetables, have 4 heritage breed cooks and 4 khaki Campbell ducks and 30 breeding quail. Breed 300-400 quail per year to eat.
I am interested in:
Fruit trees perennial edible plants poultry beekeeping preserving canning chesemaking and eating!
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
None/Unsure
My website is:
http://premierpatios.com.au
What I am looking for:
Information, Plants or Produce
Location
Ipswich Region

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Quail tower

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 11:34 0 Comments

Finished new cage and has 98 birds in it. They look happy snuggling into the bedding and sandbathing.

Spent the morning fine tuning the feeders.

The tower.

The inside that qual poke heads into.…

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Looking like a productive summer.

Posted on August 25, 2020 at 17:34 8 Comments

Took some photos of some flowering fruit trees yesterday. Also have partially built a new growout quail cage with bedding and auto water cups. Grimal jabotacaba flowering.

Hicks mulberry…

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The Quail Train Steams Ahead

Posted on August 14, 2020 at 21:35 23 Comments

My latest batch of quail is my most successful yet. Set 140ish eggs. After 14 days they were candled and only 7 were discarded as unfertile, another 7 or so looked suspicious but couldnt be certain. Day 18 saw a large hatch of 65. With another 20 hatch on day 19. Then the next 3 days saw another 20 stragglers. This is symptomatic of a cheap incubator as temperature varies throughout chamber so rates of development differ. In the first week had only 5 fatalities(which is pretty good these…

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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…

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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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