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Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 19 Oct, Allan (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Do you progressively mound up Kumara like growing potatoes?
Asparagus 19 Oct, Samantha (Australia - temperate climate)
We have just moved to a little old (ish) cottage in Maldon Victoria and to my delight have just discovered asparagus growing in the back yard. It is not in a "garden bed" as such, but obiously once was. Grass has grown as lawn all around it and spears are popping up left right and centre. How do I encourage and look after it at this late stage (mid October)?
Watermelon 18 Oct, Micheal Ntisetsang (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I've planted watermelon on 09/09/17 and it is still developing vines and they are 50 to 60 cm long but surprisingly they are flowering at the same time pls advise on what to do
Onion 17 Oct, Danie (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Do I have to roll the leaves of the plants to enhance bulb forming at this time before they are harvested to prevent new growth?
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 16 Oct, Deana weston (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Is there anyone that has any yam plants for sale or seeds. Or does anyone know where to buy them from regards Deana weston
Lettuce 15 Oct, Garvin Johny (USA - Zone 11b climate)
I'm growing COS lettuce in the Caribbean where it hot and humid most of the year but according to Gardenate lettuce is not suitable for my climate.
Lettuce 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
"The Caribbean's littlest islands follow a typically Caribbean weather pattern, with December to April the peak months (drier, cooler, less humid) – and September to October the most prolific for hurricanes, with rains starting in June". Dec to April might be the time to grow things - drier cooler less humid.
Lettuce 15 Oct, Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Gardenate is a 'guide' not hard and fast rules. Your microclimate obviously suits cos lettuce. By the way, we have not included inforamtion for the Caribbean because we do not have enough information about the climate.
Pumpkin 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I was starting to cut up some pumpkin the other day for scones. Hard skin pumpkin to cut. Then I thought - give the pumpkin skin a good wash, cut the pumpkin up and cook it - then peel the skin off - a lot easier.
Rhubarb 15 Oct, Lexi (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Glasshouse, Qld. I have one rhubard planted in a tyre. It was quite small when I bought it about three months ago. It is now absolutely flourishing with stalks over a foot long. My question is this... If I can't eat the stalks for the first year what do I do, prune and discard or just leave it alone?
Rhubarb 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Maybe pick some - say half. My mother grew it when I was young. Last year I picked asparagus for 6 weeks and I feel I could have picked it for 3 mths.
Horseradish 15 Oct, Roy (Australia - temperate climate)
If you still want a cutting jut give me your address and you can have a piece of root Roy
Potato 14 Oct, Carol (Australia - temperate climate)
A friend was advising me when I was planting potatoes. He even dug the trench for me. He then told me to put the spuds on the pile of dirt, not in the trench, about a thumb length down. As I'd never planted potatoes before I duly followed his directions. I now read this info only to find that they should have gone in the trench! What now?
Potato 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If the plants are quite small try transplanting them into the trench. Make sure you keep as much soil around the roots as possible. - like use a shovel and place them in the trench carefully so not to let the soil fall away.
Kohlrabi 14 Oct, Miriam Blye (Australia - temperate climate)
Which is the best way to sow my kohlrabi seeds straight into the garden or planting pots in the sun room? Thanks
Kohlrabi 16 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It does say plant straight into the garden. A general rule I use is - if a very small/small seed use a pot or seed tray. If seed is bigger then straight into the garden. A small seed (cabbage/lettuce) takes a lot of looking after to get it established - 3-4 weeks. Things like corn/bean/pea seeds will boom. It also depends on the weather also. The hot or cool time of the year.
Tomato 14 Oct, Hayley (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello, is it too late to sow tomatoe seeds now (mid October)?
Tomato 16 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You could probably grow tomatoes all year round. Maybe better to plant some good strong seedlings - like about 6-9" tall. Next year plant a bit earlier. I transplanted some small seedlings out 2 days ago. If your soil is nice and fertile mulch around the plants and keep the water up to them.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 13 Oct, kim (Australia - temperate climate)
This is my second year of growing Yukon I was just wondering if anybody knows if I can leave them into the ground to store the fruit for a few months like a potato thank you
Yacon (also Sunroot) 16 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Depending on where you live - I wouldn't leave them in the ground if a chance of rain/heavy rain - they would rot. We are having the wettest Oct on record where I live. Maybe store in a box with sand or just store them in a cool/dry place.
Cauliflower 13 Oct, John Hansen (Australia - temperate climate)
My cauliflowers are flowering but are not forming tight clusters more like separate pinheads. Planted in May 2017. Thank you
Cauliflower 13 Oct, Lewis (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi! Great article on cauliflowers, thanks! I'm in Melbourne, and I planted out my cauli as seedlings from Diggers in early July. One of the caulis went to head at the end of august, but none of the others are showing any signs of heading up. I've considered feeding them with seaweed emulsion, but I'm worried that will just promote more leaves. My broccoli has been and gone which I planted at the same time. It's starting to get warm, so I'm worried they've missed their moment? Do you think I should leave them longer or chop them out for the summer crop? Many thanks!! Lewis
Cauliflower 16 Oct, Lewis (Australia - temperate climate)
Oops! I meant I planted them in early June!! Thanks
Cauliflower 16 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I don't know about where you live, but we have had quite a warm winter. So I think it has to do with the weather. I had the same problem with broccoli and savoy cabbage. Probably better to plant in April May. I use to try and grow caulies but gave up. Huge plants and no heads.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 12 Oct, mberegeni (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
i need to know if habenaro can grow well in my area at levubu in limpopo
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 12 Oct, Jill Farr (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I grew Scarlet Runner beans last year and while the plants grew well, they didn't grow any beans on them! I was surprised as I have grown them before many times and never had this problem. I am about to plant some for this season, but am keen to receive any ideas about what I could do to ensure getting a good crop.
Strawberry Plants 10 Oct, Daniel Mapoma Mwansa (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
how do i grow my strawberries in rain season since ive no green house
Potato 10 Oct, Filly (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I live in an apartment with a west facing balcony and about to experiment with my "potting Garden" Wish me luck lol. Was just wondering if potatoes would have any problem on my balcony since it is west facing?
Potato 11 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You will probably struggle growing much if your plants are only going to have sun for half or less of the day. Good luck with it.
Potato 10 Oct, Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
Do your research on how best to grow potatoes in pots. West facing will probably mean more water for all of your pots, as they will get the hotter afternoon sun. Mulch well.
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