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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 Moringa (Malunggay)
"We eat lots of pods, but only when smaller than pencil size, otherwise too fibrous. Fry them in green and taste like asparagus/green bean."
Apr 25
Doug Hanning replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"Mine pop in spring every year Dave. I will collect some seed as they start to die off."
Apr 14
Doug Hanning replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"Hey Mary Anne,  I have about 100 seedlings just popped of guyajibu. Will repot from communal trays into pots over autumn. Maybe can give you some in spring.  I take it you won't be at the stfc field visit on Saturday."
Apr 14
Doug Hanning commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 17th APRIL - SUSAN'S GARDEN VISIT'
"Hey Susan,  Would have loved to come but have a prior sub tropic fruit club field trip to a commercial nursery at woombye with marcotting training, also they were offering some very cheap trees that I need to go and pick up.  Hope everyone…"
Apr 14
Christa commented on Doug Hanning's video
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New rare fruit tree arrivals

"Good work, Doug, that Abui looks good, I have not seen his list yet. The different chempadek plants will give tasty fruit. Never heard of that Jaboticaba. You may have to remove some less of your cheaper common plants.. Put them in a growbag and…"
Apr 8
Susan left a comment for Doug Hanning
"Hey Doug,  Was wondering if offer for tin is still on the table? Would love to come pick some up next week some time.  "
Apr 6
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Doug Hanning's video
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New rare fruit tree arrivals

"Doug will you grow them in pots or do you have a place for them? thanks Dianne - just getting back to normal life here though Col has done his back in unbogging a friends car yesterday .... going to get an order ready for Steve soon -"
Apr 6
Dianne Caswell commented on Doug Hanning's video
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New rare fruit tree arrivals

"You are going to need a bigger property soon Doug??? Good to hear from you Mary-Ann"
Apr 5
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Doug Hanning's video
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New rare fruit tree arrivals

"awesome mixture of trees and yes Steve does a great job - we did loose a couple and mostly because we had a drought and definitely not his fault ! look forward to seeing these produce"
Apr 4
Doug Hanning replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"I have tons of Egyptian spinach, plant it once and you have it forever. Used for poultry feed and in the compost, oh and you can eat it!"
Apr 1
Sophie commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Jackfruit 3 of 9

"good plan :) "
Mar 26
Sophie commented on Doug Hanning's video
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Peanut butter fruit crop

"oh thanks Doug ! :)"
Mar 26
Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Jackfruit 3 of 9

"Thanks Sophie I will check it out. One of my lifelong mates is french( so I sympathise with you!) I facetime him quite often as he's in Vanuatu and I can get him to translate for me"
Mar 24
Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's video
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Peanut butter fruit crop

"I will plant some seeds for you Sophie, they grow fast and start fruiting within a couple of years"
Mar 24

Profile Information

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 9:56 on April 6, 2021, Susan said…

Hey Doug, 


Was wondering if offer for tin is still on the table? Would love to come pick some up next week some time.  

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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