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Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Oct 15. 5 Replies

I was amazed to read from a book on growing Garlic by Penny Woodward that it is dangerous to store garlic in oil in the fridge. Apparently there were some serious cases of botulism in the USA and…Continue

I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark 17 hours ago. 8 Replies

If you have been following my views on Avocado flowers and their sex lives, you would know that the flowers have both male and female parts in the one flower. They act like an old married couple…Continue

Growing in sugar cane bales

Started Apr 28 0 Replies

I am trying to grow in sugar cane bales. I stacked them together and then…Continue

 

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Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"Thanks Joe, I will try this next year. It is a pity that we only get 1 flowering per year. I have four types, but they have all flowered already, so I can't try this until next years flowering in late winter. If any member has a tree that…"
17 hours ago
Joe Wang replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"Hi Roger, I have the same problem. So I searched online and find this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1h-tpeaqKU. This guy spread honey water onto the avo trees to attract the honeybee. I found a few more videos using the same method. I…"
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Jeff Kiehne replied to Roger Clark's discussion Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil
"Ascorbic acid  vitamin c powder would also work if  not 'buffered' vitamin C"
Oct 15
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil
"You can get powdered citric acid in the baking section of most grocery stores. "
Oct 14
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil
"This might also be helpful, from Penn University in commenting on the Idaho article.  "To make the citric acid solution, stir 1 tablespoon citric acid into two cups water.""
Oct 14
Jacqui favorited Roger Clark's discussion Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil
Oct 14
Dave Riley replied to Roger Clark's discussion Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil
"As it happens I was interested in upping my garlic intake by adding it to my lunchtime fare. But prepping garlic TWICE per day -- much as I love garlic -- is not my preferred domestic labour. So why not infuse the garlic in oil and add that oil,…"
Oct 13
Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil
"We had the same problem with chillies in oil, they went off so we don't do that any more. "
Sep 25
Roger Clark posted a discussion

Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

I was amazed to read from a book on growing Garlic by Penny Woodward that it is dangerous to store garlic in oil in the fridge. Apparently there were some serious cases of botulism in the USA and Canada in the 1980's. Laws have been passed in these countries plus Australia to ban storing any herbs, spices or vegetables with a PH of no greater than 4.6 being stored in oil in a fridge. Foods with a PH of below 4.6 will not usually support the growth of bacteria that cause food poisoning.Anyone…See More
Sep 25
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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at address will be sent out prior to event

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe 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 profileAs this may be an event where we need to have particular numbers due to Covid Restrictions, we may need to Limit the number attending. It…See More
Sep 19
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"And people wonder why I don't grow avos!!!!? "
Sep 18
Doug Hanning replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"I was goinh from my memory, not a good idea. Now I remember at the STFC they said the A type flowers usually hang around long enough in our climate for them to get pollinated early arvo but the B type release pollen before the female flowers open so…"
Sep 18
Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"My dwarf Wurtz is flowering again after a couple of years and fruiting.  We have moved our Lamb Hass to a different location. This site may explain better than I did…"
Sep 18
Doug Hanning replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"In our subtropics there is a crossover on  the A's when both are open during the day and the female flowers close and the male open. The B's crossover at night so usually need an A to cross with. But you are right bees should be…"
Sep 18
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"Hi, Ian and Christa, I have two dwarf Avos, a Pinkerton, and a Rincon in pots and placed so that they are intertwined. These are both type A as is my Hass which is in a wheelie bin. This was grown from seed and is looking very healthy, with a good…"
Sep 18
Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"We have puzzled over this subject for years.  What type of trees do you have Roger?  It is a matter of cross pollinating I think. Between the A and the B, when flowering, one (A or B) starts the day as a female and hopefully the other (A…"
Sep 18

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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
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Avocado trees

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 16:28 1 Comment

Hello Ross, I have a Pinkerton Avo in a pot and they (like a lot of other trees) seem to shed their old leaves just before or as they put out new leaves. Mine at the moment is starting to put out new leaves and flowers. I wouldn't worry about what is happening to the old leaves as long as the tree sends out new leaves soon. I water mine deeply once a week at this time of year and about twice a  week in the warmer months. Last year I got 3 avos which were great. I hope that this increases as…

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Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this

Posted on July 30, 2020 at 18:42 12 Comments

After my success in growing the Juiciest Tomato at our recent Christmas in July event I thought I would share with everyone what I do to grow this most useful of vegetables, which is really a fruit.

There are more varieties of tomato than any other type of vegetable or fruit. They range in size from ones as small as a currant to whoppers weighing 1 kilo each (Brandywine). We all know how tasty and easy to grow the small cherry tomatoes are, they come up by themselves out of the compost,…

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TRAD taking over the world!!!

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 12:08 3 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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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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