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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

Egg Plant recipe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Mar 17. 4 Replies

Andy and Roz,Here is the recipe I promised to send about 2 months ago. I…Continue

Growing Carrots in Tubes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophie Feb 18. 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

 

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Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion Egg Plant recipe
"Great recipe Roger, it has ingredients that most people have in the pantry.  Ian has his own veggie plants now and he likes eggplants so this easy recipe will be good.   Baba Ganoush is very nice, I have tasted that before."
Mar 17
CHERYL SLAPP replied to Roger Clark's discussion Egg Plant recipe
"Love eggplant, great recipe - Thanks"
Mar 17
CHERYL SLAPP favorited Roger Clark's discussion Egg Plant recipe
Mar 17
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Purple oxalis plants
"Valerie, If you like I can give you back a plant that I have at home. I separated the ones you gave to me as a back up for the café. So let me know if you want it.  "
Mar 9
Roger Clark commented on Sophie's blog post Some reflections on the US Prepper community and what we could apply
"On reflection, another of John Christopher's books was The World In Winter. which depicted the world under almost the opposite if what is currently happening to the climate. A world in winter all the time where nothing would grow, so I guess…"
Mar 7
Roger Clark commented on Sophie's blog post Some reflections on the US Prepper community and what we could apply
"Yes but do you have enough toilet paper for us all as well?"
Mar 7
Roger Clark commented on Sophie's blog post Some reflections on the US Prepper community and what we could apply
"This gives me a good laugh. When I was a teenager, I was fascinated by books like The Death of Grass - John Christopher,  where some catastrophe hit the world, and it portrayed man's ability to cope with this, or more like. his inability…"
Mar 7
Valerie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Purple oxalis plants
"Nice little boxes too. "
Mar 3
Valerie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Purple oxalis plants
"That looks fab. I was just telling everybody at my garden visit that I thought I'd lost the rest of the bulbs after sharing with you. I walked around the garden for days looking for the blue container. In the end I gave up. As I was mixing…"
Mar 3
Dave Riley replied to Roger Clark's discussion Egg Plant recipe
"Aubergenes, right? I do like moussaka but I'm not fond of egg plants., generally. Back in the day (like 1971) of my early flush of Middle Eastern glow, I held  a party I called a 'Moussaka Evening'.  I must have fed 20 that…"
Mar 3
Dianne Caswell replied to Roger Clark's discussion Egg Plant recipe
"I really like the look of these, another good healthy meal for me to make. Thanks for Sharing this one. Great"
Mar 3
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Mar 3
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion Purple oxalis plants
"Blimey.  You need to change the justification to "centre" not "full"."
Mar 3
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Mar 3
Dianne Caswell replied to Roger Clark's discussion Purple oxalis plants
"Plants look great Roger, and I do like the Purple colour of the plant up against the Blue & Grey of the Cafe'. We plan on visiting the cafe' in a couple of weeks time. Thank for sharing, Stay Green..."
Mar 3
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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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