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Roger Clark's Discussions

Purple oxalis plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Mar 9. 5 Replies

Valerie,Here (I hope) are a couple of photos of a couple of the Oxalis plants that you generously gave to me  a while ago. They are in little table herb displays at my youngest daughter's café at…Continue

Egg Plant recipe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Mar 17. 4 Replies

Andy and Roz,Here is the recipe I promised to send about 2 months ago. I…Continue

Growing Carrots in Tubes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophie Feb 18. 3 Replies

This spiel is being written on Word. No photos will be added. I have had it with our website. The only reason I am sending this is that Sophie asked a question, and it would be rude to ignore it. I…Continue

Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Jul 21, 2019. 1 Reply

I have been in touch with Veronica Cougan, who runs a Bushfoods farm at Obi Obi near the Sunshine coast. They have a lot of mature Bushfood trees and a nursery. I have been there before and we had a…Continue

 

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Roger Clark commented on Sophie's blog post Beans wilting
"Although we are a month+ into Autumn, the max temps are still hotter than a normal summer day. 30 Degrees or so, so you may have to cover with shade cloth for hotter days. Who knows what the new normal temps are going to be is going to be. I have…"
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Sophie commented on Roger Clark's blog post TRAD taking over the world!!!
"watch this space :p"
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Jeff Kiehne commented on Roger Clark's blog post TRAD taking over the world!!!
"Getting a bit political."
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TRAD taking over the world!!!

Well Susan I don't think the pumpkins are winning this war! What do you think? They have climbed onto the fence in places to try to escape, but my money is on the TRAD to catch up and smother them.See More
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Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"Do pumpkins smother it out ? Just a thought as they are so prolific. "
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"Impressive work Roger!  It all comes back as compost eventually but ain't it a pain at the time?!  "
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Fiona Ryan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"Great work! I did just two hours in a small bed, bringing back from being overgrown and it nearly killed me. So hot! Looking forward to seeing what you plant. I’m pondering what to put in mine. Maybe some fennel."
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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"No I don't have chooks. I usually treat by raking, it rolls up but usually leaves lots of root behind. It loves fertilised ground, and only needs a tiny piece to reshoot in wet weather. The purple roots are surprisingly good at hanging on to…"
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Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"Do you have chooks: they'll eat it down. I have the native, Scurvy Weed(blue flower unlike Trad's white) in abundance -- and along with poultry power I use a brush cutter to discipline. I find Scurvy Weed pretty benign if kept in check…"
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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"The mulch is going into a giant mulch heap to break down over winter. I am buying some sugar cane bales which will be placed on top of the garden bed. I will then push down spaces for seed to be sown into small pockets of potting mix and then plant…"
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Christa commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"You have been busy Roger,  what are you going to plant in that spot now that you have cleared it and with all that mulch on hand?"
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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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TRAD taking over the world!!!

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 12:08 2 Comments

Well Susan I don't think the pumpkins are winning this war! What do you think? They have climbed onto the fence in places to try to escape, but my money is on the TRAD to catch up and smother them.…

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Working on the garden while in isolation

Posted on April 5, 2020 at 9:29 7 Comments

Work while in isolation

Like everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced isolation. Thnak goodness we have a large garden to keep us busy. The rain that came a while back has produced incredible growth, mostly of grass and weeds. Unfortunately the rider mower is out of action and all the repair shops have a very long waiting list, so much patience is required, I can hand mow the areas close to the house but the rest of the 5 + acres will have to wait.…

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Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:13 8 Comments

Brenda and I would like to prove once and for all that WE grow the best, tastiest tomatoes in Greater Brisbane. So we are proposing to run a blindfold test at the Christmas event at Park Ridge.

Pretenders to the throne will need to bring along their best 1 or 2 varieties, and we will also buy some commercially produced types for testing as well. Those wanting to take part in the tasting, will need to have a friend to assist them. We will sit people down blindfolded at a table and the…

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Weeds, just what I need

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:32 3 Comments

Wanted,

Your weeds could be what I need!!

Do you have Oxalis in your garden beds? You should know this weed, it is the one that sends up large clover like leaves and has pretty pink flowers around at this time of the year. It is almost impossible to get rid of, as when you pull it up it has tiny little bits which break off and these start new plants. I am after the purple Oxalis, also known as Purple Shamrock. I have plenty of the Green leafed type. It is edible, and has a spicy…

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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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