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The Murraya bite the dust!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 11. 1 Reply

I have recently discovered via that…Continue

Summer Hibernation in Queensland?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophie Apr 10. 4 Replies

Well I don't know about everyone else out there, but I found this summer to be hard to take. I usually am able to cope with hotter conditions by toiling very early and then very late on hot summer…Continue

Pumpkins have outsmarted me again!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Sep 22, 2016. 11 Replies

Hello,Somewhere, sometime ago, I posted a bit about Pumpkins and how they flower. Well true to form, Clark has covered his face with egg AGAIN.I related how (in my experience), when you plant…Continue

 

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Dianne Caswell commented on Roger Clark's blog post Roger's Garden in July
"The garden is looking great so green, fresh and healthy Roger. So pleased the rain found it's way to your place. I envoy your pumpkins and Leeks."
22 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's blog post Palagonite update
"I'm interested to know too. My one time of weighing the crop resulted in 800g to 1kg from each plant. Nice but not worth the time and garden space. Scarlett (site originator) reckons you get buckets of spuds in Victoria vs handfuls in Qld."
22 hours ago
Dianne Caswell commented on Roger Clark's blog post Palagonite update
"The outcome should be interesting to see. Just as well you are tall to get up there and pick the fruit etc. Can you please tell me, how much potatoes do you get out of planting in the wheelie bins?"
22 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's blog post Palagonite update
"Good points for the trial, Roger. I prune mine by removing the laterals until they are at a height I can comfortably pick the crop then I allow a new stem to arise from the base. I figure that the fruit is bigger (especially as I mostly grow…"
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Roger Clark left a comment for Kim Trinh
"Kim, When you say you like some "Kegs" of Bunyas, do you means Bunya nuts?. Bunyas will drop their nuts or the huge round balls that encase the nuts in summer time. There re several parks around Brisbane that you can go and collect them…"
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Roger Clark replied to Jeff Kiehne's discussion When can you grow potatoes in Brisbane
"See my recent blog re growing Kipflers and Sebegos."
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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Palagonite update
"Elaine, Sometimes I do and sometimes not. With these I have decided not to prune, because (a) I read that pruning reduces the yield, but more importantly (b) I also want these to be treated exactly the same and so if I prune them I might not prune…"
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Rob Collings favorited Roger Clark's blog post Roger's Garden in July
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post Roger's Garden in July
"Things are looking really good at yours mate.  Well done cobber. "
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Andrew Cumberland favorited Roger Clark's blog post Roger's Garden in July
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Cathie MacLean commented on Roger Clark's blog post Roger's Garden in July
"Looks just lovely Roger. It's a pleasure to garden when moist and cool, isn't it? I thought I'd have acres of flat leaf parsley after the many plants that I let seed last year but alas, only one scant plant. I bet your spuds will be…"
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's blog post Palagonite update
"Yes! Very lush! Do you prune your Toms, Roger?"
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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Palagonite update
"Hey don't know why the picture wasn't there, hope it is now"
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Dave Riley favorited Roger Clark's blog post Roger's Garden in July
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's blog post Roger's Garden in July
"Looking great, Roger! What do you do with all that Parsley? Do you juice it ... Parsley and Asparagus grow very well together."
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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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Palagonite update

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 13:35 7 Comments

My Palagonite experiment

 

You may remember that I planted out two identical "Rouge De Marmande" seedlings, each in a wheelie bin with identical growing mixes, except that in 1of the bins I mixed in an amount of Palagonite mineral powder as well.

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Roger's Garden in July

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 13:06 4 Comments

Roger's Palogonite experiment growing tomatoes

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:14 4 Comments

Palagonite, is the mineral mix I wrote about recently after a talk at BOGI. The ratio recommended is 1kg per square metre of garden bed with a similar…

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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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