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Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie on Sunday. 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. 1 Reply

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Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet Fong Apr 17. 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

Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 25, 2018. 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

 

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Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"Thanks Roger. "
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Elaine de Saxe favorited Roger Clark's discussion Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?
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Valerie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?
"it is an 1 hour 42 mins drive for us so definitely something to combine with other events. It "
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Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?

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 walk and talk tour and a Bushfoods morning tea. They still do this at a cost of $10 p/p.There are a number of possible ways to visit. A stand alone visit. A visit to this on the way to a garden site at a members house (Northside). A visit on the way to or from Susan's place at Gympie. Or if there…See More
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A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show

Fruit Fly talk by Professor Richard DrewFruit 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 fruitAdult Fruit Flies can travel 20 to 90 kilometres to reach fruit targets, this is…See More
Saturday
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT to Susan's Patch in Gympie'
"Yes Susan, The two bunyas have been potted up into bigger pots and are looking healthy. I also have a number of bunya nuts which may sprout if planted. Do you want me to do this or are two enough? They do grow into huge trees.  "
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"Thanks Roger.  Good to know mate. "
Jul 9
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"From my investigations I have also learnt that it is thought that Nematodes are not very mobile and probably only move up to a metre from their origin, so it makes sense to investigate by lifting your plants up after they are spent and examine…"
Jul 9
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Dick Grimshaw (the doyen of Vetiver cultivation worldwide) says, "Vetiver is resistant to all root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp). This resistance is suspected as also being a deterrent to infection of neighboring crops." So, I'm…"
Jul 7
Jeff Kiehne commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Heat kills Nematodes would be possible to treat any soil used in pots could also try drowning by putting in plastic drum and fill with water and leave for months  that is what happens some places where lakes form in wet  and when they…"
Jul 7
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"Thanks for your responses everyone. I have known for years that my soil is affected by nematodes, and I have tried many remedies recommended by writers. The first one was a recommendation to grow "Stinking Roger's" (how appropriate…"
Jul 7
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"That's interesting... After checking, I note that Vetiver is keenly root nematode resistant and a nematode spray is developed from its roots. In my patch the tomatoes will often seed in the Vetiver hedge so I suspect the soil there isn't…"
Jul 7
Christa commented on Roger Clark's photo
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"There are good and bad nematodes in the soil. The beneficial nematodes eat insects etc in the soil and love compost.   There are bad nematodes that inject their saliva into the roots which causes the gall type growth on the soil and then…"
Jul 7
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"Yes the yield for these was still very good and they are supposed to be reasonably resistant to the effects of the nematodes.. I usually practice crop rotation quite rigidly but as you know these tomatoes self seed and I left them to do their thing,…"
Jul 7
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Nematodes on tomato roots 001

Pulled up some small tomato bushes which had given us tomatoes for around three months. The roots are very swollen from Nematode infestation. These bushes were in baths, in sandy soil enriched with manures and loads of organic matter. Yet still…
Jul 7

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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
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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 1 Comment

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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Garlic for the year!!

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 7:55 13 Comments

Lance Percival, an English comedian, of a bygone era (That was the week that was), brought out a song about veges, that has long been a favourite of mine.

Some of it went,

My sister Jean's always eating Beans

My little brother Leeks

I just saw Ma eat a piece of Garlic

Everybody duck when she speaks

So, Lettuce get us to the church by half past two

and if you like Beetroot I'll be true to you

There is more but I'll spare you, I…

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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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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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