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Have you planted your garlic yet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker Apr 11. 7 Replies

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FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Mar 3. 4 Replies

Yes the Fruition fruit fly kits are now available. I bought some today at  Beenleigh Farm Craft Pty Ltd. Two kits cost me $41. Not cheap! The kit includes 4 large yellow sticky discs, some fly…Continue

Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Oct 15, 2020. 5 Replies

I was amazed to read from a book on growing Garlic by Penny Woodward that it is dangerous to store garlic in oil in the fridge. Apparently there were some serious cases of botulism in the USA and…Continue

I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Oct 29, 2020. 8 Replies

If you have been following my views on Avocado flowers and their sex lives, you would know that the flowers have both male and female parts in the one flower. They act like an old married couple…Continue

 

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GARDEN VISIT - 17th APRIL - SUSAN'S GARDEN VISIT at MANLY

April 17, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY  17th April 10.00am TO 12.00pmPlease NOTE:- This is a Saturday GVA little about Susan's Urban Eden - My garden is on 580 square meters and we’ve lived here for 15 years. In that time, I’ve turned it into an Edible Oasis.  40 varieties of Fruiting Trees, Vines and Shrubs with Garden Beds for Vegie growing.   I have just repotted my Strawberry Patch so will have Strawberry Plants available as well as Cucamelons and Eggplant Rosa Bianca.  Ground is flat but uneven.The address will be sent…See More
Apr 12
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"our garlic has been in for a while and beautiful green shoots are appearing... got ne bulbs from our local fruit shop - queensland grown it says .... Last year was the first year that i soaked the bulbs in a weak season solution for 24 hours before…"
Apr 11
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"Dave, I hang my garlic under the verandah roof. I tie it up by the stems and let it dry. When I need to use it I take the whole bulb and rub all the attached dirt off. It lasts right through until planting time. The cloves start to get a green tinge…"
Apr 11
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"Valerie's garlic bulbs came up!  I'm using a large pot this year as a trial. So far so good. "
Apr 10
Sophie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"should get onto this but with all this rain... they could rot! or float away!Need to plant peas, broad beans and sweet peas too :)"
Mar 22
Dave Riley replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"I planted mine a week ago. I planted them in my seed cells so i know if they come up and all have. I got my cloves from a Caboolture Mkt stall. Pinkish/orange  they were, so I'm hoping they are Italian. They look like yours Roger. Italian…"
Mar 21
Barbara Tealby replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"Yup. Planted on 18th - the day after Paddy's Day. They have popped up already. I hope they will be OK - didn't buy from Green Harvest this year, just got some from our local fruit shop, who told me they had come from near Gympie."
Mar 21
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"Remember the old slogan - plant the best - use the rest.. Plant point up into friable soil. Keep well watered and weed free.  Harvest when the shoots start to wilt (around Nov) Plant Glen Large or Italian Red. Good luck!  "
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Doug Hanning commented on Roger Clark's status
"60mm at my joint with very strong wind"
Mar 3
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's status
"I got 45mm in 20 minutes and a hell of a lot of wind.  Bit of a mess here. "
Mar 3
Dianne Caswell commented on Roger Clark's status
"Well you beat us in the rain received Roger, I hear you received 70mm (on the news) we ONLY received 40mm"
Mar 3
Sophie commented on Roger Clark's status
"be careful!!!!!!!!"
Mar 3
Susan replied to Roger Clark's discussion FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE
"On that note, I just went looking and found them at green harvest!! Yay!"
Mar 3
Susan replied to Roger Clark's discussion FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE
"This is great Roger! I have been after these traps since I read about them 2-3 years ago.  How did you find a stockist? Ie were you just in the store and saw them or is there a list somewhere of who stocks? Otherwise, I’m going to drive…"
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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Avocado trees

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 16:28 1 Comment

Hello Ross, I have a Pinkerton Avo in a pot and they (like a lot of other trees) seem to shed their old leaves just before or as they put out new leaves. Mine at the moment is starting to put out new leaves and flowers. I wouldn't worry about what is happening to the old leaves as long as the tree sends out new leaves soon. I water mine deeply once a week at this time of year and about twice a  week in the warmer months. Last year I got 3 avos which were great. I hope that this increases as…

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Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this

Posted on July 30, 2020 at 18:42 12 Comments

After my success in growing the Juiciest Tomato at our recent Christmas in July event I thought I would share with everyone what I do to grow this most useful of vegetables, which is really a fruit.

There are more varieties of tomato than any other type of vegetable or fruit. They range in size from ones as small as a currant to whoppers weighing 1 kilo each (Brandywine). We all know how tasty and easy to grow the small cherry tomatoes are, they come up by themselves out of the compost,…

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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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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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