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Joseph Simcox a very interesting speaker.

Started Sep 24, 2020 0 Replies

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, 2020. 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 replied to Dave Riley's discussion Chaya
"Hey Dave I was given what I thought was Chaya but now realise its Australian tree spinach. Are you familiar with this? "
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Home grown Jackfruit

First homegrown Jackfruit dissection
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First jackfruit

"Dodgy as...."
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First jackfruit

"That made me cackle Andy!"
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First jackfruit

"Looks really good mate.  I hear they taste a bit like a pineapple and paw paw crossed with the texture of a young coconut.  The bloke that told me was a bit dodgy though.  "
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First jackfruit

Cut up my first home grown jackfruit. Was as tasty as I remember them to be.
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20 litre pressure canner

"Hey Sophie, last time I checked the steriliser unit I want was still out of stock in Australia. If you end up with too many jars I would be happy to buy some, just let me know what you want to get rid of. Have been a bit snowed under with…"
Feb 18
Doug Hanning commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 28th February - living my dream Sid's Garden Visit'
"Sorry I can't make it. Have the Sub Tropic Fruit Club visiting my place that day. Prepping for 40-50 visitors! Yikes."
Feb 16
Janet Fong commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Jujube fruit

"I order dried jujubes from http://www.jujubeaustralia.com/ I remember paying $280 for 10kg, that was wholesale price. This was an email I received from them last year. "Our dried jujubes go on sale at the beginning of May each year. Our…"
Feb 13
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Jujube fruit

"Hoping my seeds sprout but nothing as yet. "
Feb 12
Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Jujube fruit

"Yes Barbara have eaten 7 fruits and they are very nice. Am drying one out to see what that's like."
Feb 12
Barbara Tealby commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Jujube fruit

"I really, really, really hope you enjoy the fruit, Doug."
Feb 12
Doug Hanning commented on Andrew Cumberland's photo
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20 litre pressure canner

"Great minds Sophie! I am with you, I am thinking about coming home from work to some canned quail, or fish from one my trips. Will go and catch some yellow fin tuna once I get mine."
Feb 12
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Jujube fruit

"Hey Joe, I bought this from Daley's nursery. Think it was 100 bucks, something obscene!"
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Jujube fruit

"Hi Doug, Where did you get the tree and how much cost you?"
Feb 12

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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 13:42 on January 24, 2021, Tyler said…

Hey Doug just watered the trees you gave me Thanks for the fruit trees  

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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