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Cabbage 20 Jun, Steve from Kanahooka NSW (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Mike, Very interesting tips, I will try the worm castings in the shade cloth, sounds good. I also use brown gum leaves as a mulch around the plants, the garden worms love it, I also dig my browns into the soil after crops have finished as well, same as you. The reason I purchased a 2 compartment compost bin was to have varying compost NPK ratios. My compartment No.1 has 50% Browns to 50% Greens which is good for above ground growth and compartment No.2 will have approx. 80% Browns to 20% Greens for my below ground root vegies, I alter percentages all year round to suit the plants I am growing. In the winter I grow brassicas and I use 70% Greens to 30% Browns for more Nitrogen. I also pile my grass clippings on the gardens in the summer when I have excess clippings. BR...….Steve
Cabbage 21 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I don't know the techie stuff about compost but I thought the greens (N) was only there to break down the brown (C) And you need to combine them with water and air to achieve compost. Once the N has been used up then the process loses the heat in it and it will go to cold compost. I didn't think there was much N in compost so different levels of G and B wouldn't make much difference. Be interesting to have them tested. My garden bed is a continuous bed so all the different plants are mixed up in rows. Low plants - lettuce radish shallots cabbage one end and the high plants - corn tomatoes snow peas the other end.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 19 Jun, kenneth (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can I grew them in zone 5a?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 19 Jun, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Set your zone at the top of this page and check info there
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 17 Jun, Diane (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Silverbeet grows just fine in Taumarunui without being in a glasshouse- just keep the possoms off it. Mangolds are NOT silver beet but a large turnip used as stock feed
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 20 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From Gardening website.--
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 21 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The article says it is really a beet.
Tomato 17 Jun, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have sown various and different tomato seeds (climbing and other) trays in the greenhouse and now they are seedlings. 1. How big must they be before I plant them out(sown 25/5/18) and 2. How can I stop bugs/insects from attacking/destroying the tomatoes? 3.I want to put up a frame and netting/shade cloth all around but my concern is that if I do so then how to the tomatoes get pollinated if the bees can't get to them (and other plants)? :( Thanks.
Tomato 18 Jun, Mike Logan (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Use derris dust or some other home made organic spray - look on the internet. Plant as soon as they have a few true leaves. They grow better in the ground than in a pot. Tomatoes are self pollinating - by the wind - or give them a gentle shake. Google about this if you like. Try Greenpatch Organic for vegetable netting 3.5 and 6m wide $4 and $7.50 by the meter. We are going into cool/cold weather so next time plant earlier (Feb- March) or leave it until spring time.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 17 Jun, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi. I have just read that beans are not happy around chives but have a couple of climbing beans (and climbing peas)near chives. Should I leave them or dig up and transplant the chives ir beans or neither? Thanx.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 18 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If the plants are well grown leave them. If they are seedling stage transplant one or the other. Or let them go and see what happens.
Peas 17 Jun, Lauren (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We live in Coffs Harbour NSW, I planted sugar snaps in April in a veggie planter box in new organic soil from the nursery. They got started quickly and looked promising only to now dwindle without progress. They are planted next to rocket which is going very well. What am I doing wrong?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 17 Jun, Carole (Australia - temperate climate)
My cape gooseberries are growing well in tubs and flowering and setting fruit. My problem is what looks like black jelly inside the lanterns (fruit) I don't know if it is from cucumber beetles or what it is. Any ideas what it is and how to treat it please. I had cucumbers which got decimated earlier in the season and have seen some striped orange beetles on the berry plants
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 18 Jun, Mike L (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Pick a few and see what it is. We have cucumber fly here. Don't know about beetles. If fly try some sticky yellow fly catching cardbpard. Some of the cheap $2 shops stock it in Aussie.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 16 Jun, Claire (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
What time of year should I plant shallot seeds. I am in Canterbury
Shallots (also Eschalots) 18 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You found this web site. You put in your climate zone and looked up shallots. Shallots are generally grown from bulbs. I have never tried from seeds because the bulbs are so easy.. Maybe you are talking about spring onions.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 19 Jun, kate (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Mike, I noticed that too. Some states call spring onions shallots, even though they're two different things. Can be very confusing. Maybe try French shallots or Golden shallots? Not sure what they call actual shallots.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 20 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Type into google "shallot bulbs" go to the " Images of shallot bulbs". Look through the different photos. The photos where there a bunch of bulbs stuck together are what I believe are shallots. They are the kind I have been growing for 37 years and my mother for probably 25 years before that. A lot of the photos they look like they are single plant bulb. Yes there is a difference for eshallots, shallots, spring onions, French shallots. Hope you work out when is the best time to plant. I live Bundy Qld and I can grow shallots all year.
Spinach (also English spinach) 16 Jun, (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I live in cool area, I’m growing soybeans but I was not very successful, I can not produce sweet soybeans, the seeds were bitter when I try them. Tell me length of time to plant tell harvest to an edible seeds pls.
Spinach (also English spinach) 16 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Seeing they are not discussed here I suggest you try googling
Pumpkin 16 Jun, Patricia (Australia - temperate climate)
What is the best vege to plant after pumkins
Pumpkin 16 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A root vegetable crop. Type into google
Lettuce 15 Jun, Peggy (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I'm interested in the production of lettuce so I want to know which is the best method for planting. Using hydroponics or soil media and why?
Garlic 15 Jun, Jeff Hann (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
During the garlic growing period. What fertiliser, how often & how much to use, please.
Garlic 16 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you started with good rich soil then you don't need to add more fert. Any all round fert will do. 10-14 N 4-8 P 10-14K @ 2-3 teaspoons per 9 L of water. Or use an organic fert at the recommended rate.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 14 Jun, Rae (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi I have very alkaline soils - will okra grow well enough in this. Any suggestions of what to add to keep them happy? Cheers R
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google - how to change alkaline soils and read up. Different ways of going about it. Chemicals - compost - manures etc.
Peas 13 Jun, Vishal (Australia - tropical climate)
i live in Darwin, i'm looking for a produce making plant that i can plant in full sun straight into the ground. Darwin sun is harsh and easil >8hrs per day of sunshine in dry season. i'm finding it impossible to get pigeon peas and the nurseries here are rubbish for edible stuffs. anything i can just get from woolies/coles and propagate/grow? sorry if the question is really particular, but i'd hate to just have a garden growing stuff to just stare at and i'm lucky enough to have a great garden. thanks heaps in advance
Peas 14 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look on the internet for pigeon pea seeds or any other seeds you want. In Darwin you probably have a limited time to grow things - too hot, wet and windy. Set this web page to Tropical climate zone and go through the different vegies you might like to grow. See when is the best time to plant them - probably in the autumn. Do a lot of research and reading.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 13 Jun, Phil (Australia - temperate climate)
My chokos started flowering much later this season than last year. It was unusually in that I had lots of female flowers developing before any of the male flowers did so most of my early chokos never were pollinated. Bees did not arrive either until three to four weeks ago and they are still all over the plant. I've got lots of baby chokos, but will they get the chance to develop this late in the season in Adelaide's northern suburbs with day temps of 15'C or less and night time temps getting down to 6'C and lower by the day?
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