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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

Garlic Growing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 27. 1 Reply

                                                     SAVE THE BEST AND EAT THE RESTThe above motto should apply to any food you harvest at home where you can save the biggest and best of your harvest…Continue

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

 

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Roger Clark replied to Mike Watson's discussion Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?
"One way to prevent possums getting to your crop is to erect a "floppy fence" around the bed. Possums will climb strong fences, but don't like a fence that moves as they try to climb it. Worth a try?"
May 25
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020'
"Here's hoping that we can all be able to come together then. The garden will certainly be growing more in July than it would have in November. We may also be able to still carry out my big tomato tasting event. It seems a long time ago that we…"
May 18
Valerie favorited Roger Clark's photo
May 2
Sophie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"Hi everyone, asked an experienced gardener about this and she said this works for hay straw bales but not so much with sugar cane mulch as the sugar cane tends to get more mouldy and gross quicker. Good luck :)"
May 1
Roger Clark replied to Mike Watson's discussion bean fly attacking young bean plants?
"Hello Mike, I've just done a search on bean fly pests. It makes me wonder how anyone can grow a decent crop. There seem to be loads of different enemies for beans. Can't say I've ever had much trouble with most of them, but I guess it…"
May 1
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"Dianne, have you seen my "growing in sugar cane bales" post it has a photo of one of my black krim tomatoes."
Apr 30
Dianne Caswell favorited Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
Apr 30
Dianne Caswell replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"Fabulous Idea Roger. I will see how yours goes and maybe give it a go on top of the veg Garden. By the way I have a flower on one of my Tomatoes, yippi!!!"
Apr 30
Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"Roger, that's where we get our sugar cane much from.  Sometime before September, we go over and buy in bulk by the trailer-load.  We have the trailer but the better half is not as strong as he used to be.  They always have some…"
Apr 30
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"Domestic demand is way up at the moment. I hope that helps them a bit. "
Apr 30
Jeff Kiehne replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"World sugar price  had dropped  and the only thing helping the farmers is the low Australian dollar  when you look at sugar price is very expensive  mulch."
Apr 30
Sophie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"yeah $7 is cheap for city siders lol. I know of others how swear by this - they have the bales on their concrete driveway for extra growing space then at the end of the life of the bale, goes onto the rest of the yard!"
Apr 30
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"$7 isn't that big hardware store prices.  LOL. "
Apr 29
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"Yes still strung."
Apr 29
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in sugar cane bales take 2 Correct photo this time
"Unfortunately not cheap - $7 a bale. I used to drive over to Jacobs Well and load up a trailer. $40 per large round bale and $4 per rectangular bale. Don't know whether they still sell from the farm, but in times of the Corona Virus, I got it…"
Apr 29
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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 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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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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