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Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Jul 21. 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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Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Weeds, just what I need
"Thanks, Valerie and Christa, That is great!! See you at Susan's garden visit."
Aug 31
Christa commented on Roger Clark's blog post Weeds, just what I need
"Roger, Somewhere in my seed packets I have purple large leaf oxalis, I was going to grow them in a large pot, but I don't think it is what you are after.  The large green leaf with pretty pink flowers has a white turnip type root, quite…"
Aug 30
Valerie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Weeds, just what I need
"I have some for you."
Aug 30
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Weeds, just what I need

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 taste. See you…See More
Aug 30
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"I Lol Andy.  Do you know that they have not stopped in my garden this”winter”. Fortunately, they are only hitting the trombonccino. bottoms at the moment so I still get the rest of the fruit but they’ll be after my…"
Aug 4
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"I didn't know you were a scientist!  I was a researcher. I published an article in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Social Science about predicting with an offender would reoffend and then tailoring the frequency of probation…"
Aug 2
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"Hi Elaine, I have done all that already.  I was a scientist for 10 years so am quite good at research :) The difficulty is that there is no place listed as selling and only a phone number.  I have tried it once and did not get a reply to…"
Aug 2
Jeff Kiehne commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"Fruition fruit fly trap developed and marketed by AgNova Technologies Pty Ltd, an Australian Company based in Melbourne.AgNova Technologies are on Facebook and have website  but do not seem to be on sale any where…"
Aug 2
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"Thanks Elaine.  "
Aug 2
Elaine de Saxe commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"Search Agnova Technologies."
Aug 2
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"If anyone can source the fruition traps , I would love to know where you get it.  I heard a podcast about them 2 years ago and try as I might could not find a way to source them"
Aug 1
Jeff Kiehne commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"They need to look at GMO if they can modify can make the pests less efficient at causing the damage .If cane toads had there poison removed they would just become food ."
Aug 1
Christa commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"Good report Roger, unless everyone puts fruit-fly traps in their yard, I feel we are losing the battle.  Surprised to hear that they are travelling south, I thought the cold might stop them, but then our temperatures are not as they used to…"
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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. "
Jul 21
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Jul 21

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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
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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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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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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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