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Growing Carrots in Tubes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophie 15 hours ago. 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

Harvesting Ginger and Turmeric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark May 31, 2019. 1 Reply

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Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet Fong Apr 17, 2019. 4 Replies

Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip6 Italian Fryer Capsicums, halved and deseeded400 g tin of chick peas,drained5  tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive OilSalt to taste (1 teaspoon)I Garlic Clove -…Continue

 

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GARDEN VISIT - Doug's - Garden Visit - 26 -04-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

April 26, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday April 26th 2020 10.00am TO 12.00pmThe 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 profileDoug will be giving me a little to add in the next couple of days. this will be Doug's first GV and if you have seen…See More
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GARDEN VISIT - Dianne and Graham's - Garden Visit - 29 -03-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

March 29, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday March 29th 2020 10.00am TO 12.00pmThe 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 profileI will put in a little about the garden when it it happy and well watered and I see just what I have lost during…See More
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Sophie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing Carrots in Tubes
"thank you - much appreciated and don't worry about tech hassles... all good"
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Sophie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing Carrots in Tubes
"so awesome - I will give it a try. Just picked up some pvc pipes from kurbside pickup !"
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Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing Carrots in Tubes
"Now that the text is on the page,I will try to add some additional photos"
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Growing Carrots in Tubes

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 may be technologically inept, but I try not to be rude.I grow most of my carrots this way after having some trouble with roots forking, due to using too rich a growing medium. I fill the tubes to nearly full using a good quality potting mix only with no additives. The mix has some slow release…See More
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"Computers!##@@^%* I wrote a spiel about growing carrots, but it disappeared."
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Carrots frpm PVC 002

"how many in each pipe? :)"
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Carrots frpm PVC 002

"Gorgeous well done! might have to try it!!"
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Carrots frpm PVC 002

"Lovely straight carrots, I can hear the crunch from here.  you could stagger there seed sowing to have carrots for weeks. Do you use the tubes for other root vegies?"
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"I doff my hat to you mate.  I've never done any good with them. "
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"They look great Roger and I bet they taste good too, nothing like fresh carrots except maybe freshly dug spuds."
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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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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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A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show

Posted on July 21, 2019 at 9:31 10 Comments

Fruit Fly talk by Professor Richard Drew

Fruit flies have spread down to Victoria and now some have been discovered in Auckland.



We used to treat with systemic cover sprays but these are not used very much now and growers now have had to turn to less harmful (to human health) methods. These systemic sprays would be ingested by people eating the sprayed fruit as the insecticide travelled into and through the fruit

Adult Fruit Flies can travel 20 to 90 kilometres to…

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SAD - but things are looking up!

Posted on April 7, 2019 at 9:15 7 Comments

Back to the world of the living!

 

My summer hibernation is now over, the weather is so much kinder, and I am able to get about outside without frying in the horrible hot sun. The jobs to do outside are many and varied but at least I have some enthusiasm back, which enables me to get stuck in.

My cousin's wife in the UK suffers from SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) - which is caused by a lack of sun in the northern hemisphere. Here we get far too much sun, and while I…

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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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