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Asparagus 18 Aug, Anne Davey (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can you spray for weeds around the asparagus in winter?
Ginger 17 Aug, Johanita (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I live near Hartbeespoort, and bought fresh ginger at Jasmyn - I'm going to try if it will grow!
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 15 Aug, Andrea Gearllach (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Would loofah be ok to grow near rhubarb and kiwi berries?
Lettuce 15 Aug, Karen (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can you get Butter Lettuce seed in Australia? I'm find it hard to find or is it known by another name
Lettuce 18 Aug, Nicole (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Karen, I recently bought Butter lettuce seeds from my local Bunnings! And have had great crops right through winter, just direct sew into garden and pick young leaves to thin them out. I'm in Perth. Regards Nicole
Lettuce 16 Aug, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is called buttercrunch lettuce. Try BOONDIE seeds on the internet.
Lettuce 19 Aug, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My apologies - I looked up Boondie seeds and they also have butterhead - there may be more. A suggestion - line a Styrofoam box with some paper or shade cloth on the bottom and fill with soil/potting mix/compost and plant the seeds very close - like 100-200 seeds. Water very carefully until they germinate and keep moist. When they grow you can just trim a few off above the heart of the plant and then let them regrow. Just cut enough at a time for a meal or 3.
Asparagus 15 Aug, Jenni (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have bought tiny ferns of asparagus,2-3inches high, which i'm about to plant. i'm not sure what the different terms mean or look like? ie roots shoots ferns crowns . in what sequence do they grow and when.
Asparagus 16 Aug, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
After 6 months or so your little ferns will have a hard bulb - that is the crown - this will grow bigger. Next time you go to Bunnings look for asparagus bulbs - about 9 mnths old. From the crown you will have roots - just like any plant has. After you have trimmed off your asparagus plants in the winter and it warms up, shoots come out of the ground - these are called spears - these are the things you cut off and eat. If these are left to grow then they become ferns. GO on the internet and type in growing asparagus and read read,
Celery 14 Aug, craig (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
what is meant by lifting celery after 11 weeks (Gardenate ed.- i have revised that and added 'to use' after lifting )
Artichokes (Globe) 14 Aug, Kerstin (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
We have some lovage plants what are compatible with this plant? thank's Kerstin
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 14 Aug, Bhupinder (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I grown ockra now
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Aug, Gary (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Have a look in PLANT NOW big green Button on Left side. ??
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Aug, (Australia - temperate climate)
If you took notice of the planting guide it says plant seeds Oct Nov - soil temp 20-35. You can plant it now but it may not germinate - soil temp is now probably 14-18 degrees.
Celery 14 Aug, Gary (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
What are the best pkt seeds to buy can't seem to find a reliable one Thanks in Advance.
Celery 15 Aug, (Australia - temperate climate)
Trying to germinate celery seeds needs a lot of care and time. You need to have a very fine seed raising mixture. Use a sprayer to wet the soil not a hose. You need to plant the right time. The seed is small and takes 2-3 weeks to germinate, so means you need to have the soil moist but not wet for all that time. Unless you are prepared to do this then you will have failure. I would normally suggest buying seedlings from Bunnings/nursery but for 6 years I bought celery and end up with some other thing different - Italian parsley??? so I don't try any more.
Asparagus 13 Aug, JERRY BAKER (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What varieties of asparagus will do well in zone 8a? I live West of Fort Worth, Texas I wish to buy 2 year old or older “Crowns”.
Onion 10 Aug, Sam (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I just planted onions that got spoiled and started to grow but now each bulb has grown into a set of seedlings. Do I pull them out and plant them separately or leave them grow as they are? Kind Regards Sam
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 10 Aug, David (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
When to prune choko vine? Have got some healthy fruits from 1st plant and the vine seems to be weathering now. Have been advised to trim it down to the ground. Any advice please?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 14 Aug, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
After the fruiting season, cut back the choko vines to four or five short vines to grow for the next season. Chokos are best picked when they are young, because they are more tender and can be eaten with their skin on.May 3, 2019.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 10 Aug, Charmaine (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I have loofah seed that could easily be 40 years old I will try growing them in Gauteng in my sun room, is it possible they will grow?
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 08 Aug, Kwaku (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi When is the best time to sow eggplant and chilli seeds in Sydney? Cheers Kwaku
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 08 Aug, Liz (Australia - temperate climate)
Use the Vegetables and Herbs tab - top of the page - click on chosen vegetable, then check that the right zone is selected - top of the page - for most of Sydney it is Sub-tropical.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 08 Aug, Colin Scott (Australia - temperate climate)
I have two egg plants that have given fruit and still have few flowers. What should I do for the next harvest? Pull them out and start again? Cut it back? Just leave it? Many thanks.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 10 Aug, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From the notes here about egg plant.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 10 Aug, Phil M (Australia - temperate climate)
You should be able to get a good second season crop from eggplant. Best to cut it back and pull off any flowers although a little late in the season. I've got two I cut right back at the start of winter and they are still growing well, as the temperature gets up they will take off. I've also got another going into a third season that looks healthy after a fantastic second season crop but this will be new territory so don't know what to expect third time around.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 06 Aug, Helen (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, can you please tell me is this amaranthus plant you are talking about an eatable vegetable. In hindi the call it thotakura and the use it in chutneys and curry as a green leaf veg... So I would if you can advise me, Kind regards Helen.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 06 Aug, Liz at Gardenate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You might find the information you want here https://www.gardenate.com/plant/Amaranth
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 07 Aug, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
And take notice of the last words highlighted in pink colour. Suggested use and warnings found at Wikipedia/ - go there and read about it.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 06 Aug, Jeanette (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi have a few egg plants growing but they are still green.What do i do to get them purple.Thanks.
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