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PostPosted: Nov 19th, '18, 09:24 
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Elsewhere we've got passion fruit, peaches, pears, plums, apples, nectarines, citrus and all sorts of veg in the raised garden beds: Carrot, Leek, Spring and normal onion, beetroot, snow peas, red and green cabbage, basil, tomatoes, strawberries, Capsicum, eggplant, fennel, herbs.
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The Passionfruit is loving being planted next to and growing over the chook house, its going absolutely boonta and loaded with fruit!
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Have 2 different sorts of peaches planted, both a normal fuzzy round peach, and a flat peach, this is the developing flat peach fruit (var. China Flat)
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Loving the weather at the moment, just wish it was a little more stable in regards to water temperature.

Have got contacts with a local barra hatchery, so going to be sourcing replacement stock for summer in the next couple of weeks once the water temp is steady above 20C

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 Post subject: Re: Grafs urban farming.
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Your yard is packed with goodness graf. Well done.
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PostPosted: Dec 6th, '18, 07:39 
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So the time finally came to harvest my first seasons trout. The weather warmed up yesterday and overnight the water didn't drop below 24C with a forecast is 37C today!

From the Dozen starting at the beginning of the season (went in on 27th May, 7 months + a couple of days) I had 100% survival, only 11 in the pics as smoked one a couple of weeks back as a trial.

Size/weight ranged from 24cm/180g to 30cm/350g cleaned/gutted. average weight was 270g (just shy of 3kg of cleaned fish using 5kg of pellets over the time).
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Very happy with the outcome! now its time to put in some Barramundi fingerlings and see how they go over summer. will be looking at ways to keep the water warm at the end of the season, perhaps finding a second hand solar pool heater system might be the go.

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Glad I pulled the fish out when I did, Thursday morning dawn water temp was 24C, and evening water was 29C. Daytime Air Temp max was 39-40C and forecast for today isn't much cooler.

Spoke to local Barra hatchery, they have no fingerlings available till 2nd week in Jan and even then they will only be ~50mm by the sounds. so I'm weighing up options of over summer feeding system with Charlie Carp.

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That is some very nice looking fish.

The Dolores river is very well known for its fly fishing. But you can not find trout for sale in any of our grocery stores. :laughing3:


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