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Roger Clark's Discussions

Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 25. 8 Replies

Those of you who have been members for a while will (maybe) remember my fixation with trying to correct the problem of being able counteract the slump that occurs when you grow a fruit tree in a…Continue

What's on your food? Everyone should know about this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 7. 24 Replies

An article in Organic Gardening magazine's 100th edition - March / April 2018 by Malcolm Maguire is an eye opener for me. I have known that many fruits and vegetables are subjected to spraying and…Continue

Tags: spray, chemical, herbicide, pesticide

Growing Garlic in South East Qld. - from a talk given by Phil Dudman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 18. 15 Replies

I thought I'd report on a talk given by Phil Dudman at the Nambour Annual garden show last weekend. I know that some people are having success with growing Garlic, but any additional knowledge that…Continue

Tags: garlic

Pinocchio you've got nothing on this!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Jun 22. 8 Replies

Anything bigger than my…Continue

 

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Roger Clark replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Andrew, I wish that you would finish your sentences off. "It's hard to be smart and pretty"  ??? what? humble? glamorous? forgetful? infamous? You leave me wondering - but nothing has me wondering like Susan's garden.…"
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First potato harvest

"Andrew, you don't mention what type of potatoes you were growing. Seed potatoes from places like Bunnings are ridiculously expensive, and not worth buying for the crop you can get from them. Produce Agents round our way sell mostly Sebago by…"
Nov 10
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"Yes Dave, I originally got the cuttings from a guy out Wellington Point way. He didn't know what variety they were. I grew them on and each year I took a couple of more cuttings. They have all grown well but due to my poor soil, it can be very…"
Nov 3
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Did you grow the hedge from cuttings, Roger? Any issues?"
Nov 3
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"The orange-coloured variety can be bitter when not grown quickly enough. We don't see any of the heritage varieties in the shops except maybe occasionally a white fruit. The black ones we are used to have been selected for a number of traits,…"
Nov 2
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Eggplants only become bitter when they are very old.  You'll never need to salt an even relatively fresh one. "
Nov 2
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"I'm not enamoured with eggplant. But I do make Baba ghanoush which is a mezze essential. The only other way I've liked it is the Sicilian Caponata. (LINK). In Moussaka it is far too rich. It may also be referred to 'poor…"
Nov 2
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Water falling from the sky directly onto plants always makes a difference ... why though? Suspect it might have more oxygen and comes in blobs rather than a constant stream from a hose. I have read about nitrogen from storms how that is more…"
Nov 2
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"Elaine I will try your recipe tonight for the Baba. I do have a glut at the moment. I have a couple of very good recipes for eggplant dishes, but for some reason have never made Baba. Thanks"
Nov 2
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"It is great! I am always amazed at how much difference there is when it rains, rather than when I just water with tank water. Surely the water is exactly the same? I can understand the difference when you use chlorinated town water, but tank water…"
Nov 2
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"Yes I must try the beer traps. What a waste of good beer though!"
Nov 2
Cathie MacLean commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Delish! Don't you love it when you have abundance? "
Nov 2
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Beer traps for snails and slugs?"
Nov 1
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"I've yet to see if the slug bands do any good. It's a copper self-sticking band supposed to repel slugs and snails. Pot growing plus the bands might help to keep the greens for yourself - a pita but at least you'd theoretically be…"
Nov 1
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"The extremities we go to to grow some good greens! Bribie turns out to be riddled with snails. The same variety I went to so much trouble to buy as breeding stock from Glasshouse Snail Farm for my little adventure into snail farming. They're…"
Nov 1
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About me:
I garden on a 5 acre block of terrible soil. Therefore most of my gardening is done in containers where I can control the growing conditions. Old baths, laundry tubs, pots, PVC pipes, above ground wicking beds. I like experimenting with new growing ideas.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Logan Food Gardeners
Bogi
I am interested in:
growing all veges and fruit trees, finding out what to grow, where and when.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
Location
Logan Region

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Roger Clark's Blog

Garlic for the year!!

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 7:55 13 Comments

Lance Percival, an English comedian, of a bygone era (That was the week that was), brought out a song about veges, that has long been a favourite of mine.

Some of it went,

My sister Jean's always eating Beans

My little brother Leeks

I just saw Ma eat a piece of Garlic

Everybody duck when she speaks

So, Lettuce get us to the church by half past two

and if you like Beetroot I'll be true to you

There is more but I'll spare you, I…

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Roger's May report- Growing anti Inflammatory plants , etc.

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:18 10 Comments

With the weather now much more bearable, it is becoming a real pleasure to get out in the garden and come out of summer hibernation. A holiday in Tasmania in late summer saw us enjoy a few weeks of much cooler weather, but on return, it had obviously rained quite a bit while we were away and the rampant growth everywhere has/is taking a lot of work to get under control again.

The weedy TRAD has grown like Topsy and covers a lot of ground. It will take all of the cooler months to clear…

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Drying out again

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 8:50 25 Comments

G'day,

How are things at your place right now in the garden? I have noticed the garden changing - drying out for a while now with no rain to help. The difference between raised beds which are in  full contact with the ground and my containers which are either set up as a wicking bed or simply separated from the ground e.g. sacks, baths, laundry tubs, etc. is most marked. A few weeks ago everything was flourishing, there was moisture in the ground and  watering needed to be minimal.…

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At 0:13 on November 14, 2015, Andrew Cumberland said…

Hey Roger - if I can't get there tomorrow, can you pop by my place (quite near the GV) to collect it please?

At 17:28 on August 19, 2014, CHERYL SLAPP said…

Hi Roger, glad you have decided to join us.  Any input into growing fruit and vege's in pots welcome

At 17:03 on August 19, 2014, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to our little group Roger.   Hope you find lots of things to interest you.  Don't be shy about sharing your experience with containers.  

 
 
 

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