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Roger Clark's Discussions

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

What's on your food? Everyone should know about this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 7, 2018. 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

 

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Roger Clark left a comment for Andrew Nicholls
"Welcome Andrew!, We have a number of members who grow in a range of containers, above ground beds, wicking beds, etc. So the information sharing can be quite useful. I recommend that you attend some of the garden visits, as these can range from…"
Jun 8
Dave Riley favorited Roger Clark's discussion Harvesting Ginger and Turmeric
May 31
Elaine de Saxe favorited Roger Clark's discussion Harvesting Ginger and Turmeric
May 31
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Harvesting Ginger and Turmeric
"It appears that not all of my post was transferred. I was simply saying that Ginger can be grown in shallower soils than Turmeric, but they both benefit and crop much better in deeper soils. The sacks give a deeper soil and the Poly boxes should…"
May 31
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May 31
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT to Susan's Patch in Gympie at Address will be sent closer event

September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Dates and Address to be confirmed soonThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileSusan will write up a description of her property , this will be entered well before the day. ------------A few of us plan to book into a Hotel for the week-end in the area once we have the dates.I will update with more plans on this event once we finalise does, it will be during the Sept School…See More
May 25
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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Special Event - Northey Street City Farm Organic Markets and Nursery at Northey Street City Farm Organic Markets and Nursery, Windsor, Brisbane

May 19, 2019 from 6am to 12pm
Please join us on an outing to Northey Street City Farm Organic Markets & Nursery, enjoy the Market Food knowing it will not only taste good but be good for you. Below you will find a little information about the Nursery & Markets.What is the market’s organic policy?Produce stalls at Northey Street Organic Market are required to hold Organic certification or be in…See More
May 11
Roger Clark commented on Sid Saghe's status
"oh yeah, and spuds as well."
May 9
Roger Clark commented on Sid Saghe's status
"I've got to make space for my cool season crops by pulling out all the ginger and turmeric. I've got some late season pumpkins french ones - these get fruit fly in them in summer, so I hope they might be OK in these cooler times, also…"
May 9
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT at Address will be sent closer event

October 27, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday 27th October 10.00am TO 12.00pmThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileRoger will write up a description of his garden , this will be entered before the day.Children welcome but must be…See More
May 2
Roger Clark replied to Sophie's discussion Michael's Garden Visit, Sunday 28 April 2019 in the group Garden Visits
"Thanks Michael for another enjoyable garden visit to your place. I enjoyed the discussions about figs and how you grow them. Your explanations about the potting mix you use and the printed sheets (thanks Sophie), are very useful. I too must try…"
Apr 29
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Italian Fryers Capsicum

Does any one else grow these? They have grown well over the summer and develop quite fast compared to the usual bell types. which means that I don't get a lot of fruit fly in them. The flesh is not as thick as bell types. I have a recipe for a…
Apr 19
CHERYL SLAPP favorited Roger Clark's discussion Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip
Apr 18
Janet Fong replied to Roger Clark's discussion Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip
"Not only is the red capsicum dip very delicious, the colour is vibrant! The small round dish on the right contains the red capsicum dip, and on the left is a grilled eggplant dip with tahini on top. "
Apr 17
Susan replied to Roger Clark's discussion Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip
"I might have to give this a go once my damn capsicums start producing"
Apr 17
Roger Clark commented on Janet Fong's blog post Dragonfruit art
"What a great idea! Top marks for originality!"
Apr 17

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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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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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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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Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 9:16 6 Comments

BLF seems to get a huge range of people interested in growing veges, herbs, etc. The great majority of people have a suburban context where the garden size is very manageable,…

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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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