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Roger Clark
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Roger Clark's Discussions

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

Winter Pruning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Aug 12, 2016. 22 Replies

It is pruning time again. This is when I treat my citrus to a good going over for gall wasp and also a general tidy up. I always prune three times, as it is so easy to miss galls. I made the mistake…Continue

Disaster in the Orchard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 30, 2016. 9 Replies

I have had a disaster over the last few months in that I've had two of my best producing lemon trees die. I put the blame down to using grey water on them in the very dry times we've had this summer.…Continue

Purple carrots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 19, 2016. 18 Replies

I couldn't wait any longer.…Continue

Tags: container, root, carrots, purple carrots


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Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Wow, A lot of work has gone into this and it looks great. You have made a lot of changes and to do so when it is still quite hot makes me think that I must be somewhat of a big whoos? (can't even spell it), to hold off doing much work…"
Roger Clark commented on Susan's blog post March blog and finally some rain.
"Well we actually got some rain today as well!! I've been turning the sound off when the weather comes on the TV as I was fed up hearing about everywhere getting rain while we were as dry as a bone. Another blog where Susan outshines us all. I…"
Mar 20
Roger Clark replied to Yvonne Chua's discussion Looking for some advice for a new gardener
"Yvonne, The earth worms that you want to see in your garden soil are not the same as the ones in a worm farm. The ones in worm farms are compost worms (very small or thin and suited to being kept in a container, away from the sun and they are fed…"
Mar 18
Roger Clark replied to Yvonne Chua's discussion Looking for some advice for a new gardner
"In my experience, Mushroom compost is good to increase the water holding capacity of your soil if it's mixed in, but it is not like your own home made compost, it doesn't contain much in the way of nutrients. I would recommend that you…"
Mar 17
Roger Clark commented on Elaine de Saxe's group Wicking Beds
"I've just looked up the GA website. The containers you  can get from food transport companies, but at a cost of $150 each. this makes the two halves a $75 proposition before adding the costs of  the other materials. A…"
Mar 12
Roger Clark commented on Elaine de Saxe's group Wicking Beds
"Hello, Did everyone see the item on Gardening Australia last Saturday? I thought it a very good explanation and expose of wicking beds. The containers used were interesting, a good size, strong and easy to make. Does anyone know where we might…"
Mar 12
Roger Clark commented on DARREN JAMES's blog post A lacklustre summers garden
"Well yes they are cabbages, but before you get too excited these were good cabbages that I grew in a polystyrene wicking box in winter. I chopped them off when mature but left the stalks in place and they regrew. When I kept the water up to them…"
Mar 3
Roger Clark replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Hello Jon, welcome to Brisbane, you certainly picked a bad year to begin growing in summer. I endorse Elaine's comments. Most experienced gardeners do not grow very much in summer as the conditions are just too difficult. If you've got…"
Feb 28
Roger Clark commented on DARREN JAMES's blog post A lacklustre summers garden
"    My usual plantings for summer don't require a lot of care, Ginger. Turmeric, Eggplants, Cherry Tomatoes, Pumpkins, don't need a lot of care beside watering and mulching, so I've coped with that plus I've covered…"
Feb 26
Roger Clark replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"Wow, you and your friends have done exceptionally well to rescue those bees. That was a very difficult task, and to only get four stings between you was very good. I have always wanted to collect a swarm but the opportunity has never come up. With a…"
Dec 1, 2016
Roger Clark replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"Whoa Kathy, you need to be careful with this. The hive has obviously been there for some time. I am not experienced in taking hives like this but the way I would approach it would be to remove (cut) all the comb which will be fixed at the top of the…"
Nov 28, 2016
Roger Clark commented on Lissa's group Garden Visits
"Yes, I agree. I used to be an active member of Logan Food Gardeners, but gave up contributing because there was little if any feedback on any topic that came up. I would start off a topic and maybe have 1 or 2 short comments back. This website…"
Nov 21, 2016
Roger Clark posted a status
"Well I don't know about famous, more like infamous. Thanks Andy!!"
Nov 20, 2016
Roger Clark replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion Growing Figs - some more tips
"I take Fig cuttings every year, before they start to shoot. I use ordinary potting mix to start the cuttings off, with honey to dip the growing (rooting) ends into. I am going to cut the Figs back anyway so why not use the cuttings to share…"
Nov 18, 2016
Roger Clark replied to Rob Collings's discussion African Tulip Tree - Bee Killer in the group Bees - native and honey
"Those who were at my place last Sunday would have seen  (or nearly tripped over) the stump of an African Tulip tree that I cut down last year due to me getting advice from a native bee expert. The tree was just amazing how difficult it was…"
Nov 12, 2016
Roger Clark replied to Susan's discussion 06.11.16 Rogers Garden in the group Garden Visits
"Yes, 20 beautiful mm on Wednesday. Hoping for some more today. The grass is now trying to green up."
Nov 11, 2016

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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
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
Logan Region

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New Fruit Fly Trap

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 8:00 17 Comments fruit-crops-inventor-claims-... Read the article about this. I wonder how much it will be. Surely as it is a product of a respected Uni it should work. It would be a huge boon to not only Organic Gardeners but also the general public, as conventional farmers will be able to grow fruit, etc. without poisonous sprays and this will not only make the…


Winter - is this what we can expect now?

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 15:28 11 Comments

This year has been most unusual. Not only has it been a very late start to the cooler conditions, but it has also been unusually wet. Now we are getting what looks like a very early start to warmer conditions again.

This is the season when we can out in the garden all day and not be lathered in sweat, when the pests are usually in hibernation - no fruit fly, no cabbage moth, etc,…


Green Tomatoes - new for me

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 9:36 14 Comments

This year I have tried growing Green Zebra tomatoes for the first time with good success. The above plant was also a departure from my usual practice of starting from seed. Although I did start the parent plant from seed, but this plant was started from a thinning out of leaders which I did to produce a tall…


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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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