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Roger Clark
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  • Logan Region
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Growing in sugar cane bales

Started Apr 28 0 Replies

I am trying to grow in sugar cane bales. I stacked them together and then…Continue

Garlic Growing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 27. 1 Reply

                                                     SAVE THE BEST AND EAT THE RESTThe above motto should apply to any food you harvest at home where you can save the biggest and best of your harvest…Continue

Purple oxalis plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Mar 9. 5 Replies

Valerie,Here (I hope) are a couple of photos of a couple of the Oxalis plants that you generously gave to me  a while ago. They are in little table herb displays at my youngest daughter's café at…Continue

 

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Susan commented on Roger Clark's photo
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pumpkin winter 2019 001

"That's me so protecting the fruits with nets is nothing new to me.  Such a shame, I really wanted to know what they would be like"
Jun 29
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Sugar Cane Garden

"That's very interesting. "
Jun 29
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Sugar Cane Garden

"As a guide to how they might go as regards water, I have two lots of broccoli growing at the moment, one lot are in my usual horse manure enriched soil, the other in the sugar cane. While the sugar cane garden was planted a little later than the…"
Jun 29
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Unfortunately, the fruit fly stung all the fruit, so I didn't get to taste any. My efforts to grow them in winter have not proved successful, as they appear to need the warmer weather. So I will grow them again in summer and cover them with…"
Jun 29
Susan commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"So was it any good? I have seeds for this and with my success with pumpkins on the farm, my goal is to plant all my pumpkins and melons up there this spring."
Jun 29
Susan commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Sugar Cane Garden

"That looks amazingly healthy Roger. I'd be interested to see how it holds up waterwise in summer. Not to mention what you said about beautiful humus at the end of this experiment"
Jun 29
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020'
"Do we still want to do a tomato tasting session? I would like to but we need to get about 6 people to bring along their best tasting tomatoes (2 types)? each.  I will also buy a couple of supermarket tomatoes as a comparison. Who would want…"
Jun 28
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020'
"Update for garden visit on July 25. A lot of things have changed since we agreed to hold the Christmas in July event. Covid 19 is still with us and we are still not sure of what conditions we will be allowed to operate under. We will hope that…"
Jun 28
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Sugar Cane Garden

"Yes, I started these from seeds. They are a bit slow to get going but once they get started they are quick to grow. They like full sun and a bit of moisture. We don't worry about blanching the stalks, vege shops don't seem to bother. "
Jun 22
Roger Clark commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Some very sad news about Elaine
"Like wise I am very sad to hear the news about Elaine. She was always engaging at garden visits, and her contributions via the website were insightful and interesting. I will miss her contributions, she always wanted to come to my place on a garden…"
Jun 22
Doug Hanning commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Sugar Cane Garden

"Did you start your celery from seeds. I just had some sprout that were put in seed trays about 7 weeks ago!  Was just about to recycle the seed raising mix. "
Jun 21
Roger Clark commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Some Purple yams

"I've just found these photos from a few years back. They look quite different from yours"
Jun 21
Roger Clark commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Some Purple yams

"What type of yams are they? I had some success with called (I think) Elephant foot yams, but as a culinary dish they were not popular in this household. These ones look like a challenge to prepare for the table. How will you cook them?"
Jun 21
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Sugar Cane Garden

"Yes I'm hoping that I will get at least another year out of this set up, but I guess that mother nature will determine this. If we get floods in summer it will help the bales to disintegrate. I will be left with a lot of humus  / mulch. At…"
Jun 21
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Produce from Garden June 20 2020

"Are they Jerusalem Artichokes Roger?"
Jun 20
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Sugar Cane Garden

"That's doing remarkably well. "
Jun 20

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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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TRAD taking over the world!!!

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 12:08 3 Comments

Well Susan I don't think the pumpkins are winning this war! What do you think? They have climbed onto the fence in places to try to escape, but my money is on the TRAD to catch up and smother them.…

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Working on the garden while in isolation

Posted on April 5, 2020 at 9:29 7 Comments

Work while in isolation

Like everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced isolation. Thnak goodness we have a large garden to keep us busy. The rain that came a while back has produced incredible growth, mostly of grass and weeds. Unfortunately the rider mower is out of action and all the repair shops have a very long waiting list, so much patience is required, I can hand mow the areas close to the house but the rest of the 5 + acres will have to wait.…

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Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:13 8 Comments

Brenda and I would like to prove once and for all that WE grow the best, tastiest tomatoes in Greater Brisbane. So we are proposing to run a blindfold test at the Christmas event at Park Ridge.

Pretenders to the throne will need to bring along their best 1 or 2 varieties, and we will also buy some commercially produced types for testing as well. Those wanting to take part in the tasting, will need to have a friend to assist them. We will sit people down blindfolded at a table and the…

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Weeds, just what I need

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:32 3 Comments

Wanted,

Your weeds could be what I need!!

Do you have Oxalis in your garden beds? You should know this weed, it is the one that sends up large clover like leaves and has pretty pink flowers around at this time of the year. It is almost impossible to get rid of, as when you pull it up it has tiny little bits which break off and these start new plants. I am after the purple Oxalis, also known as Purple Shamrock. I have plenty of the Green leafed type. It is edible, and has a spicy…

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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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