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Roger Clark's Discussions

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

Growing Garlic in South East Qld. - from a talk given by Phil Dudman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 18, 2018. 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, 2018. 8 Replies

Anything bigger than my…Continue

 

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Andrew Cumberland favorited Roger Clark's photo
Feb 9
CHERYL SLAPP favorited Roger Clark's photo
Feb 9
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - and talk on the  Propagation and Growing of Figs at Address will be sent closer event

April 28, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday 28th April 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 profileMichael has written up a little about his garden -I live on a small [420m2] flat block with a 3 bedroom house on it so…See More
Feb 1
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT at Address will be sent closer event

March 17, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday 17th March 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 profilea Message from Christa about her garden -Our Zillmere Garden has many young plants, most of them in blue 100 litre…See More
Jan 28
Roger Clark commented on Helen Smith's blog post Beginners grower.
"If the issue is that the only garden beds available are in the shade then growing in pots means you may be able to move the plants into sun or into the shade as needed. Pots of a size that are easily moved would be needed. And a good water…"
Jan 27
Roger Clark replied to Valerie's discussion Dangers of potting mix
"There are so many dangerous things to be aware of It's a wonder I'm still here. No wonder there are so many people with anxiety today. The hoo ha about washing using anti bacterial products has led us to become our own worst enemies as we…"
Jan 12
Roger Clark commented on Lissa's blog post SUGGESTIONS FOR EDIBLES TO BE GROWN IN POTS IN A VERY SMALL SPACE :)
"Actually other way around for the photos (as if you couldn't tell)!"
Jan 9
Roger Clark commented on Lissa's blog post SUGGESTIONS FOR EDIBLES TO BE GROWN IN POTS IN A VERY SMALL SPACE :)
"Lissa, You also mention growing using grow bags. These are quite expensive, but if you have the means are great to use. I am a bit of a skin flint when it comes to buying, I grow in old horse feed sacks instead. I use two, one inside the other and…"
Jan 9
Roger Clark commented on Lissa's blog post SUGGESTIONS FOR EDIBLES TO BE GROWN IN POTS IN A VERY SMALL SPACE :)
"Same as with any wicking bed. I have used stones, soil, even potting mix. Larger pieces are probably best as then the gaps are filled with water, but I'm not sure if this is right. In my opinion it is probably best to use what ever is easiest…"
Jan 8
Roger Clark commented on Lissa's blog post SUGGESTIONS FOR EDIBLES TO BE GROWN IN POTS IN A VERY SMALL SPACE :)
Jan 8
Roger Clark commented on Lissa's blog post SUGGESTIONS FOR EDIBLES TO BE GROWN IN POTS IN A VERY SMALL SPACE :)
"Lissa, If you are wanting to grow in PVC tubes I have some suggestions for you that I have learnt from experience. The photo shows 2 ways of holding the tubes vertical. My first method was using old tyres, at least two disadvantages. 1 - the…"
Jan 8
Russell James favorited Roger Clark's blog post Garlic for the year!!
Dec 24, 2018
Roger Clark replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Andrew, I wish that you would finish your sentences off. "It's hard to be smart and pretty"  ??? what? humble? glamorous? forgetful? infamous? You leave me wondering - but nothing has me wondering like Susan's garden.…"
Dec 11, 2018
Roger Clark commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
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First potato harvest

"Andrew, you don't mention what type of potatoes you were growing. Seed potatoes from places like Bunnings are ridiculously expensive, and not worth buying for the crop you can get from them. Produce Agents round our way sell mostly Sebago by…"
Nov 10, 2018
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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garden after rain October 2018 009

"Yes Dave, I originally got the cuttings from a guy out Wellington Point way. He didn't know what variety they were. I grew them on and each year I took a couple of more cuttings. They have all grown well but due to my poor soil, it can be very…"
Nov 3, 2018
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's photo
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garden after rain October 2018 009

"Did you grow the hedge from cuttings, Roger? Any issues?"
Nov 3, 2018

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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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Roger Clark's Blog

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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