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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 replied to Mike Watson's discussion Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?
"My dog jumps up and grabs them off the top of the fence. Shes a great dane mastiff wolfhound mix though. The possums dont suffer as they are dead in seconds, once she got a few the others stay away. But yes it gets loud if there is a possum on the…"
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Doug Hanning replied to Mike Watson's discussion Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?
"Thats priceless."
yesterday
Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR FRUIT
"Lol Christa I am by no means an expert on plinias but they do fascinate me and I love to eat them. Nice list by the way. I have to stop myself from getting tunnel vision as my dream is to have as many different fruits as possible not just…"
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Pickled Cucs

"Glad to hear.  I learned that trick from an old German man in Strassbourg.  (True story). "
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Pickled Cucs

"Rinsing them did make a difference Andy. Valerie I will look onto the salting. The recipe I used had no sugar and honestly I prefer the sour taste without the sweetness."
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"Some recipes call for a salting process to get rid of the sourness. Most recipes have quite a bit of sugar in the brine."
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"Great idea Andrew. Will try that."
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"You can give them a quick rinse.  I do that with my sauerkraut. "
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"This is my first attempt. Used basic apple cider vinegar, salt and water. Pepper corns added to the jars. One week in and they taste very vinegary but I like them."
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"Thant looks good. On my list definitely. Any recommendation on tried and tested recipes?"
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Doug Hanning replied to Mike Watson's discussion Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?
"Possums always chew the tops off. At least thats what they did here before my dog ate them."
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My beautiful Black Russian tomatoes

"In my netted house I have tropics, yellow pear, sweet 100, thai pinks and tiny toms all are starting to fruit at the moment. Have some cheroke purple,principe borghese, sweet aperitif,black cherry and sugar lumps in seed trays. Picking yellow bite…"
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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)
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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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…

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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.…

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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!

Dougs Virtual garden tour 26/4/20 Part 2

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 16:48 1 Comment

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

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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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