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Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Oct 15. 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. 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

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


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"Roger, your tree is looking great, so pleased you have so many flowers I am sure you will have plenty of fruit this year. Our 'Wonderful' is full of Fruit and all bagged up this year."
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"I had heaps of flowrrs on my rosavaya variety and it set about 8 but the tree is only 1m high"
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Pomegranate tree. This tree has never flowered like this. Will I get some fruit or will they all fall off?
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Roger Clark replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Yes Joe, I live at Park Ridge. but my soil is very poor. It is sandy and very shallow. That is why I grow most of my veges and trees in containers. The soil is only around 300 mm deep and is hydrophobic because it has very little organic matter in…"
Oct 31
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"Thanks Joe, I will try this next year. It is a pity that we only get 1 flowering per year. I have four types, but they have all flowered already, so I can't try this until next years flowering in late winter. If any member has a tree that…"
Oct 29
Joe Wang replied to Roger Clark's discussion I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?
"Hi Roger, I have the same problem. So I searched online and find this video This guy spread honey water onto the avo trees to attract the honeybee. I found a few more videos using the same method. I…"
Oct 28
Jeff Kiehne replied to Roger Clark's discussion Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil
"Ascorbic acid  vitamin c powder would also work if  not 'buffered' vitamin C"
Oct 15

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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
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
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…


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,…


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.…


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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