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Joseph Simcox a very interesting speaker.

Started Sep 24 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. 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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This arvos picking.

Have some dehydrating of nanas, pickling cucs and acerola bbq sauce to make over next couple of nights.
7 hours ago
Doug Hanning commented on Roger Clark's photo


"I had heaps of flowrrs on my rosavaya variety and it set about 8 but the tree is only 1m high"
Doug Hanning replied to Lauren's discussion Weed?
"I would say yes. I have a similiar weed that pops up every now and then"
Nov 18
Doug Hanning replied to Dave Riley's discussion Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus : Nopales -- a celebration. (puntia ficus-indica )
"My little ones are pushing new paddles. Those other seeds you gave me are agati. I have just planted some to see how they go"
Nov 18
Doug Hanning commented on Vivienne Hallman's status
"I tried to grow some from seed but nono germinated"
Nov 18
Doug Hanning commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Getting into quails
"Barb thats fine. I am incubating all the time if you ever want more. Jeff I bred them all winter, I have 2 thermostatically controlled ceramic heat lamps. Less smell in winter from thhe mountain of poop. Have to be on the ball in winter. They will…"
Nov 13
Doug Hanning commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Getting into quails
"I am setting eggs on tuesday so they will hatch in about 3 weeks and they need to  be  in the brooder for two weeks. Anytime after that you can come and pick some. I just sell for the same price as their age. So 2 week old are 2 dollars, 4…"
Nov 12
Doug Hanning commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Getting into quails
"I meant i could keep you some live ones after I do my hatch. If you wanted a quicker solution to an egg shortage"
Nov 11
Doug Hanning commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Getting into quails
"I have 100 dollar ebay one and its pretty average if I set 150 eggs I end up with just over 100 hatching. I checked all the eggs last tim only 10 were infertile.  The cheap incubators are not consistant temp throughout whole incubator, cooler…"
Nov 11
Doug Hanning commented on Susan's blog post November 2020
"Keep an eye on the lychees Susan. If you see moths hanging around then net the tree. Some years the macadamia nut borer can ruin a large part of the crop. The moths lay an egg then the grub burrows to the seed and you will see some brown sawdust on…"
Nov 10
Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Kei apples and yang mei.

"Yes Dianne, as the saying goes. Not what you know but who you know.  The yangmei( bayberries) are really nice strawberry/raspberry taste with a slight herbal taste thrown in."
Nov 10
Dianne Caswell commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Kei apples and yang mei.

"Oh!!! to be so lucky to have a friend delivering such treats."
Nov 9
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Nov 8
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Kei apples and yang mei.

A friend visited this weekend and bought some rare treats. Yang mei are very tasty, look forward to mine fruiting one day.
Nov 8
Doug Hanning replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"I am in Camira and our soil is sandy loam. Must be alrright cause everything grows ok. Doesnt hold water that good but I have been working on that with the woodchip layering over the years. Also the blocks around here are often decent size"
Nov 1

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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)
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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.…


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…


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…


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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