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Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 25. 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. 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. 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. 8 Replies

Anything bigger than my…Continue

 

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Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - FREE and Demonstration of the Making of Truffles and Rum Balls at Susan's Garden

December 9, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Decemberber 9th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Susan will send us a little about his garden at a later date;Many of our members will know Susan's Garden from her Blogs and perhaps you…See More
Sep 17
Roger Clark commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post That's ahead of plan!
"I've had blueberries die from the hot sun in summer, so now I grow them in pots. This means that only can I very easily control the acidity of the soil mix, which is essential for good growth, but I can also move them out into the sun in…"
Sep 7
Roger Clark commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post SERIOUSLY?!
"On manure. Everyone seems to think that all manures are equal or more or less so. The truth seems to be that (and this makes sense to me), that especially manures that come from animals that are not fed with top quality feed cannot be as good as…"
Aug 30
Roger Clark commented on Christa's blog post ARE WE MULCH JUNKIES? AND HOW MUCH IS IT COSTING US? YOU CAN’T HAVE TOO MUCH.
"Like most of BLF members, I have used a large number of types of mulch over the years, especially in summer to protect the soil from the harsh sun. I don't worry about that so much in winter though as I think that the sun needs to warm the…"
Aug 27
Roger Clark replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion What to plant now
"Yes sounds like someone who does not live in the subtropics. It is a real gamble if you plant out anything from the cabbage family now. Yes, IF, we get ordinary weather it might be viable, but with the hotter winter maximums we have been…"
Aug 26
Elaine de Saxe replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"A creative solution! Interested to see how it works out long-term."
Aug 25
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
Aug 25
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"I've planted out my mandarin tree in the new bin- prepared for the slump to eventually take the level of the tree trunk / soil height down to at least the level of the bin top or lower. The other photo shows a black Sapote seedling…"
Aug 25
Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"Good idea George S, it appears to be a fancy box with hinged sides (like doors) with a liner and holed base.  They cost between $700 and $1000 odd, but a home handyman could replicate it.  A fruit tree in that pot could be refreshed when…"
Aug 16
george s replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"Google and read up on "Versailles Planters". The king is dead but his orange trees are still growing.(So they say!)"
Aug 16
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Spuds galore

"I'm experimenting with potatoes going vertically this year on the back fence.  I put a pic up. "
Aug 15
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"The trees I have planted so far are not the types to grow into a top heavy way, i.e. lemons, mandarin, pomegranate, and babaco. I have also planted some Avocado seedlings this way, but as these have the need for deep rooting, I am trying to restrict…"
Aug 14
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT AND SAUSAGE MAKING DEMONSTRATION - free at Andy's Garden

November 18, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY November 18th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profileAndy will soon write a little about his garden;We all enjoyed Andy's Beer and Liqueur Demonstration last year (some of us a bit too much). I…See More
Aug 14
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Spuds galore

"Yes but I get horse manure for free but have to pay for sugar cane."
Aug 14
Elaine de Saxe replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"It's an interesting concept Roger. It seems to me that unless you can use a mix made substantially from non-organic matter, that the problem of slumping (consolidation) will continue to occur. It certainly has in my 200L bins! Some plants can…"
Aug 13
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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'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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Palagonite update

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 13:35 14 Comments

My Palagonite experiment

 

You may remember that I planted out two identical "Rouge De Marmande" seedlings, each in a wheelie bin with identical growing mixes, except that in 1of the bins I mixed in an amount of Palagonite mineral powder as well.

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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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