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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 Valerie's discussion Gardening moments
"  This year I learned how to make cheese thanks to Dianne. My biggest challenge was to keep the wildlife out of the garden in drought times. My biggest success was growing garlic of a decent size. Next year I will probably not bother with…"
Thursday
Sophie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"wow that garlic looks fantastic!!! well done :) :) "
Tuesday
Roger Clark commented on Susan's blog post October harvests and summer plantings
"Great results yet again Susan! It is always so good to see what you can do with good soil and a bit of hard work. I have also grown a good crop of Brassicas, carrots, etc, in my raised beds. Thankfully I have had plenty of tank water to keep…"
Oct 9
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Yes Susan, I am sure that you will grow great Garlic once you plant Glen Large. I can let some of you have a few cloves to plant. I'll bring a few along to Dianne's event. I'm sure that you will all have similar success once you get…"
Oct 8
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Thanks for this clarification on the variety Roger.  Your planting’s then confirm Robbob’s results as well.  Looks like the glen large is the variety for any of us wanting a decent garlic harvest in Brissie. "
Oct 7
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Yep it was Southern Glen, apparently both Glen Large and Southern Glen were bred from Italian Red. I've just requested that Green Harvest let me know when they have it next available.  "
Oct 6
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Thanks everyone for your comments. I have realised that I made a mistake when saying that the garlic shown was Italian Red. I did plant this but did not get very big cloves / bulbs. Some of the very small bulbs shown were Italian Red. Theses were…"
Oct 6
Jeff Kiehne commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Cold does not seem to be a problem with garlic  they plant it where it freezes in winter planting  before winter  ."
Oct 6
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Garlic seems to do best over the cool period. Plant in May, harvest from August onwards. Keeping enough to plant for next year is tricky. I'm keen to hear how others manage that. I keep mine in the bottom wire basket of a vegetable storage…"
Oct 6
Lissa commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Well done Roger! :) Looks like you have worked out the best growing method."
Oct 6
Jeff Kiehne commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"When did you plant the garlic seems that in the best climate for garlic  nearly takes all year to grow  may be hard to keep for the next year."
Oct 6
Valerie favorited Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
Oct 6
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Mine have to wait a few weeks until I get home! "
Oct 5
Andrew Cumberland favorited Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
Oct 5
Christa commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"Great garlic Roger, mine are babies compared to yours. Well done!"
Oct 5
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
"That is some awesome garlic!!  I was watching robbob the other day and he grew some awesome glen large. This make me want to try growing garlic again"
Oct 5

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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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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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