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Roger Clark
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  • Logan Region
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Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Jul 21. 1 Reply

I have been in touch with Veronica Cougan, who runs a Bushfoods farm at Obi Obi near the Sunshine coast. They have a lot of mature Bushfood trees and a nursery. I have been there before and we had a…Continue

Harvesting Ginger and Turmeric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark May 31. 1 Reply

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Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet Fong Apr 17. 4 Replies

Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip6 Italian Fryer Capsicums, halved and deseeded400 g tin of chick peas,drained5  tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive OilSalt to taste (1 teaspoon)I Garlic Clove -…Continue

Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 25, 2018. 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

 

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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"Well, well Susan, should your unnamed tomatoes come out on top (fat chance), then you could become famous as the owner of another new tomato variety. Dream on!! You would have to think up some sexy new name for your tomatoes. Heirloom 1 and 2…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"They'd be called Susan's Heirloom 1 and Susan's Heirloom 2.  Where's your imagination Susan?"
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Leeks and pumpkins for dinner

"Hilarious!! But at least you can grow pumpkins! That puts you 2 up on my tally which so far is a grand total of zero :)"
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Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"Do they have to be named varieties? I’ve saved random seed over the year and regrow certain types but no name that I know. Loving the friendly competition going on."
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"GOLDEN  IDEA  you pair!!!!  "
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Sophie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"I thought people were blind folded Roger - hence colours shouldn't matter!"
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Sid Saghe favorited Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"Yes Sophie, this could be a problem, I'm sure that the competition will be fierce. I plan to cut up the tomatoes into the same sized pieces, so that just by looking at them may not give too much of a clue, but obviously Cherry tomatoes and…"
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Valerie commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Leeks and pumpkins for dinner

"They should keep better because you don't have to open a huge one and finish it before it rots. I am actually planting smaller varieties, [winter squash and small sugar pumpkin]  hoping they won't take over the garden. "
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Valerie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"I Love it. Though most of my tomatoes are volunteers so I won't be able to name the variety. They will the surprise tomato variety. "
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Valerie favorited Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
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Sophie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"Hilarious! My suggestion, to reduce bias - swap friends so that your own friend can't give you secret signals that it's your tomato!"
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Sophie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"Hilarious! My suggestion, to reduce bias - swap friends so that your own friend can give you secret signals that it's your tomato!"
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Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.

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 friend will…See More
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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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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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A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show

Posted on July 21, 2019 at 9:31 10 Comments

Fruit Fly talk by Professor Richard Drew

Fruit flies have spread down to Victoria and now some have been discovered in Auckland.



We used to treat with systemic cover sprays but these are not used very much now and growers now have had to turn to less harmful (to human health) methods. These systemic sprays would be ingested by people eating the sprayed fruit as the insecticide travelled into and through the fruit

Adult Fruit Flies can travel 20 to 90 kilometres to…

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SAD - but things are looking up!

Posted on April 7, 2019 at 9:15 7 Comments

Back to the world of the living!

 

My summer hibernation is now over, the weather is so much kinder, and I am able to get about outside without frying in the horrible hot sun. The jobs to do outside are many and varied but at least I have some enthusiasm back, which enables me to get stuck in.

My cousin's wife in the UK suffers from SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) - which is caused by a lack of sun in the northern hemisphere. Here we get far too much sun, and while I…

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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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