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Roger Clark
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Roger Clark's Discussions

Growing in baths

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Sep 1. 9 Replies

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The Murraya bite the dust!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 11. 1 Reply

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Roger Clark replied to Dave Riley's discussion Woodchips in the veg graden: good or bad?
"Yes no doubt it was but as my internet is restricted to 8 Gb per month (via satelite) I don't open any videos or I run out of Gb before the month ends and it slows to snail pace. Supposed to get NBN at the end of July and it is still…"
9 hours ago
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Rat attack at the end of September

"Just a note to show what I do to kill rats at my place. You can see what they do to my figs above. Shown above is a 300 mm long PVC tube, blanked off at the far end, with a small hole drilled at either end to allow wire to be threaded through. Wire…"
17 hours ago
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration'
"Thanks Andy for another great garden visit. The food offerings were wonderful, I will definitely have to up my game considerably so that I don't get embarrassed by what I bring in comparison. Lovely to meet a lot of new members and to see all…"
17 hours ago
Roger Clark replied to Sophie's discussion Using boiling water to kill weeds?
"Sophie, do you know that there is an organic weed killer on the market now called Slasher. This is Glyphosate free and is certified with the bud logo. I have yet to try it but Dianne has used it and says it works well. I bought some from Bunnings…"
18 hours ago
Roger Clark replied to Dave Riley's discussion Woodchips in the veg graden: good or bad?
"Nitrogen draw down is the main problem with using wood chips, as well as the lack of knowledge of what the plant source was. If you can be sure that the source was OK, like when you get your own trees mulched, I reckon it's a really good way of…"
18 hours ago
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREE at Mary-Ann's Garden

December 10, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY December 10th 10.00am TO 12.00pmMary-Ann's - GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREEMary-Ann has written a little about her garden: some of our members have been to Mary-Ann's garden and all came away in awe of just what Mary-Ann and Colin have been able to achieve in the short time they have lived on their property;There…See More
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CHERYL SLAPP favorited Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
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Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"The only containers I grow stuff in are milk crates covered with weed mat. It works extremely well despite my lazy penchant for container neglect. As for spinach -- the only 'spinach' like leaf substitute I grow -- and prefer -- is…"
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Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"I find the Italian greens -- radicchio and endive -- do better than the lettuces over Summer. They're not supposed to but if grown in shade you should get cut-and-come-again harvests. In Kenya  there is a significant urban farming movement…"
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Dave Riley favorited Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
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Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"Hi Roger, did you mean in the tubes or just in general?  Spring onions doe well for me all year round, tromboncinos (instead of zucchini's) Capsicum, eggplant and various cherry tomatoes do amazing for me over summer.  I find I can…"
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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"Thanks Elaine, I will try out some of these and report back. I guess all may depend on what sort of weather we get this summer. If it's like the last couple of summers I will need to cover the plants up with shade cloth. I  guess it's…"
Oct 17
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"Great post Roger.  I'm sure there are a lot of members in apartments who could use a lot of these ideas. "
Oct 16
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"Members of the cucurbit and solanum families do well in summer except for large-fruited tomatoes. Hibiscus family too eg Aibika and Okra. Sweet Potatoes love the heat! Non-conventional greens such as Ceylon spinach. Conventional lettuce if grown in…"
Oct 16
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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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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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Roger's Garden in July

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 13:06 6 Comments

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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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