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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

Garlic Growing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 27. 1 Reply

                                                     SAVE THE BEST AND EAT THE RESTThe above motto should apply to any food you harvest at home where you can save the biggest and best of your harvest…Continue

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

 

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Roger Clark left a comment for Vivienne Hallman
"Hi Vivienne, Thanks for your email, Yes I am always interested in sharing ideas. The ideas I have experimented in have mostly been gleaned from visiting other peoples places and even some from TV shows, etc. for example growing in PVC tubes was…"
yesterday
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 26-7-2020'
"At last we have got the results of our Covid 19 tests that we volunteered for last Thursday. We should have got the results back in 72 hours, but it's only after prolonged phoning that we eventually (5 minutes ago) got the news. We took the…"
Tuesday
Roger Clark commented on Vivienne Hallman's status
"I have had some success growing Garlic over the last few years. You can get Garlic seed from a number of places, including Green Harvest. The one that grows well for me is Glen Large which is suited to our area. I planted out In April, it may be too…"
Monday
CHERYL SLAPP favorited Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
Monday
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"Since I'm drowning in tomatoes -- Roma and Tommy Toes -- this info may be useful: 40 Ways to Preserve Tomatoes. While I usually freeze my needs, I'm now also drying a lot of them. Later they make for a unique flavour experiment when…"
Aug 2
Christa commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"For those gardeners who like disease resistant tomatoes, I have taken some names from big booklist, most are Interdeterminate and climbing. Brandywine Old heirloom 12cm non acid / Burnley surecrop 5cm strong plant/  Indian River 10cm thick…"
Aug 1
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"That looks great Doug. It looks like you remove the bottom leaves as they grow to keep the disease from creeping up. The winner of the magnificent Tomato beanie is on the ball. Don't give too many secrets away though, there may be another…"
Aug 1
Doug Hanning commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"All I do is  not overwater,stake and thin leaves, use quail and chicken poo compost as fertilizer. And now I will grow in the netted house to stop fruit fly.Please ignore the eaten brassicas, I left it open for 5 minutes and the chooks got in."
Aug 1
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"Yes  Dave that's one way to beat the little buggers. The secret there is that you've got to judge when the tomato has reached full size before picking, they can be ripened indoors but obviously will not grow  after being picked.…"
Aug 1
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"I'm picking my tomatoes early before they fully ripen -- to get in a harvest before any fruit fly attack."
Jul 31
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"Good on ya Fiona! Keep up your detective work and please keep me informed on your results."
Jul 31
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"Yes, Sophie, you can get tomatoes to germinate all through our winter. If you were in a frost area you would need to cover them up or bring them inside overnight. I believe (but don't know for sure), that certain types of tomatoes don't…"
Jul 31
Fiona Ryan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"I have a good crop of solanto cherry tomatoes at present. One set on plants are dying off but another set planted a little later are reaching for the moon. I had to add extra rio to tie them to. This is my first serious year of growing, and I have…"
Jul 31
Sophie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"thanks Roger - do you reckon tom seeds would germinate and grow any season/time of year in Bris?"
Jul 31
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"Thanks Dave, I believe staking is important as it takes the plant up and away from the soil where most disease seems to spread from. It also allows the plant to get maximum exposure to the sun and allow air to circulate better. It is always…"
Jul 31
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this
"Staking? Not staking? Why? Every time I entwine the stems I end up breaking some. Is staking a space issue? Or is it all about air circulation against mould and access to direct sun? I raise up a little of the plant but then laziness sets in and it…"
Jul 30

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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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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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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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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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