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Last few weeks at Dougs

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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Added by Doug Hanning on June 8, 2020 at 17:55 — 11 Comments

Some Afternoon digging

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…

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Added by Doug Hanning on May 16, 2020 at 18:14 — 6 Comments

Quail info poster

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

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Added by Doug Hanning on May 10, 2020 at 14:40 — 5 Comments

Net house

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!

Added by Doug Hanning on May 10, 2020 at 14:14 — 10 Comments

Dougs Virtual garden tour 26/4/20 Part 2

This wraps up the rest of the garden. Missed a few trees but hopefully folks get the gist of it. This is the the second part
https://youtu.be/EJSovCSChOs

Added by Doug Hanning on April 26, 2020 at 16:48 — 1 Comment

Dougs Virtual Garden Tour 26/4/20 Part 1

Ok what an effort. This is new to me so it is a little rough, took me ages to figure out how to put the videos back together as my gopro  will only do 5 minutes at 2.7K then splits them up. I have broken the tour into two parts and will upload the second part later and it takes ages. Made a youtube channel last year to put up some videos not realising the time it takes. 

Anyhow this is the first part …

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Added by Doug Hanning on April 26, 2020 at 13:46 — 21 Comments

Thinking about a virtual GV

Was thinking I might do a youtube video of a walk around the garden. It will probably take 20 minutes or so. Let me know if this would be worrhwhile. I am still happy if people want to come to my GV but can understand that certain age groups need to be careful.

Have butchered some excess male quail. Beautiful on the bbq for about 12minutes.Some females have started…

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Added by Doug Hanning on March 20, 2020 at 20:41 — 7 Comments

This week in the Garden

Been a busy week trying to keep up with garden chores. The 60 quail are 5 weeks old and getting big, started building a brooder to keep in my garage.

Picking starfruits and acerolas.…

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Added by Doug Hanning on March 5, 2020 at 21:32 — 15 Comments

Quail munching on moringa

Quail have doubled size in a week and discovered they like moringa! Thats a win as it might save a little fees.

Added by Doug Hanning on February 23, 2020 at 16:13 — 6 Comments

Quail have arrived

  1. Had 60 two week old quail turn up today to join the chooks and ducks in the new vermin proof pen. 

Added by Doug Hanning on February 13, 2020 at 11:28 — 5 Comments

How things can change in a few years

Made it to my first GV on the weekend, thanks all for being so welcoming.

Two and a half years ago I joined BLF and I was just looking back at some old pictures, wow how things have changed.  Last year till now I picked phalsa, blueberries,grumichamas,black jabotacabas,black sapote,acerola,guavas,peanutbutter fruit,mangos, lychees,longans, wampies,papaya, red and black mulberries, starfruit,miracle fruit,figs,dwarf amberrellas,ice cream beans, yellow jabotacabas, muscadines,…

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Added by Doug Hanning on February 11, 2020 at 17:12 — 20 Comments

Whats in the ground at my place.

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

Added by Doug Hanning on June 15, 2017 at 19:40 — 22 Comments

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