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Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 29 Apr, Ben (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Why can't you plant near peas or beans? If they are growing upwards and spring onions are at the base but a bit off their root system would that help growing close or it just a i don't like growing with you kinda thing..
Yacon (also Sunroot) 29 Apr, Angie (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Where can I purchase the yacon plant? I live in Canberra Thanks Angie
Yacon (also Sunroot) 29 Apr, Fouad (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy yacon seeds or bulbs
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 29 Apr, danny (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
what causes the the leaves to go powder like and kills the vine on the choko
Peas 28 Apr, Jo (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant purple-podded peas the same as you would other peas; between autumn and early spring as they are a cool season crop
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 28 Apr, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How do they look like as a.plant
Rhubarb 28 Apr, Margaret Jacobs (Australia - temperate climate)
My rhubarb is about 3 years old, but is now producing very thin and short stalks. I have just added manure and compost to the soil, but it doesn't seem to have helped. How can I produce thicker stalks?
Basil 27 Apr, Monique (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Ok,, I live in zone 9A and I'm trying to grown basil. No matter where or how I try to grow it it dies. Looks like it's getting burnt when I plant it outside. How much should I water it or how often ???? HELP !
Basil 28 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Basil is normally easy to grow. Normally you would plant it in your area from April to July.It doesn't like frost but, as it is a soft herb it doesn't like extreme heat and drying winds either. Try planting it where it gets morning sun and is protected from harsh conditions. A spot that gets light shade would also be good. Basil likes fertile, well drained soil and will reward you if the water supply is evenly damp but not wet. Sowing seed directly where it is going to grow is the best as direct-seeded plants will always do better than transplants. Trust this helps.
Peas 27 Apr, Nick (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in ararat victoria which i believe is temp climate we can get good frosts in the winter so when should i plant my purple podded peas
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 26 Apr, Wendy (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted a couple of JA's in spring and about 8 weeks ago they shot up with lovely yellow flowers. I cut these off fairly quickly hoping the growth would go back into the Tubers. I am guessing i could dig some up, but i would like to also move some of the tubers to another spot. Can i do this now or should i wait until the spring?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 26 Apr, Giovanni (Australia - temperate climate)
You could 'raid' a few now if you wanted to. They would be riper when the plants start to die back for the winter. Even though they are just about indestructible it would be better to transplant them in the winter when they are dormant.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 26 Apr, Maree (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Can you sucessfully grow zuchini plants in containers, and if so, how deep + wide should the container be for one plant please?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 26 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes you can. I have done it but the biggest challenge is to keep them moist enough so you don't get any setbacks. I used 400 mm (16") diameter plastic tubs.
Basil 25 Apr, Monique (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I live in Florida around Daytona beach and can't grow basil to save my life. I've tried it in pots inside and outside. This year O planted it by my tomatoes and it still died. I'm I watering it to much too much sunny it said full sun but it looks like it's getting brunt... HELP !!
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 25 Apr, Anthony Akachili (Australia - arid climate)
Hi, I live in Perth and I would like to purchase an edible Taro Tubers. For planting and eating.
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 26 Apr, Sean (Australia - temperate climate)
Check Gumtree. I found some in Canning Vale, Eglinton and Bull Creek. trust this helps
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 25 Apr, malcolm (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Cape gooseberries. My grandfather got some from north Queensland, way back when and grew them at Sandgate, Qld., so I grew up with them. I moved from Alderley to Brighton to Runcorn and the gooseberries followed. Here at Runcorn is the only place I have not planted them but they appeared from nowhere. Easy to grow from fruit. After 2 years, a ladybird type bug eats the leaves and the plant dies, but plenty of seedlings grow.Ps. my grandfather passed away in 1977 and I'm 62, so they've been around for quite awhile.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 25 Apr, Mandy (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
When do green beans ripen
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 24 Apr, peter woods (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Can I grow the same wing bean bulb two years in a row or do I have to harvest from new seed every year ? We are in Tauranga. Thanks for your time.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Winged beans are perennial and will regrow in the spring. To harvest the seed you need to wait until the pods are full ripe which will be late in the season. As they can be very strong growers some people pinch the tip out after about the 12th leaf. This will cause the plant to send out side shoots.
Cabbage 24 Apr, Hans Kaderli (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Is it possible to plant cabbage on cabbage if you have a good pest and desease programme in place. This is for large scale 6ha..
Cabbage 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
It is not a good idea to replant cabbages in the same soil that you have just harvested cabbages from. The risk from soil-borne diseases and nutrient deficiencies would be the main problem. You would also be creating a continuous feast for insect pests. You would be better to have at least another crop in between, say pumpkins for autumn harvest, then replant cabbages after manuring the soil. This would reduce the insect pest problem as you would be growing them in the cooler months when there are not as many insects about. Zucchinis/courgettes would be another high yielding crop you could grow.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 24 Apr, itayi shumba (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
is it safe to grow okra in may june july months. how productive can the plants be in the winter months, not too much frost in my area
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
They may be perennial but it would be better to treat them as an annual and replant them each spring. This would also give you young, vigorous plants.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 24 Apr, Francoise Jorgensen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How do you protect the fruits from insect attacks without using pesticide?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 25 Apr, Giovanni (Australia - temperate climate)
Yates have a product called Natures Way Caterpillar Killer - Dipel. This is a natural bacteria spray that is absolutely harmless to everything except caterpillars. It works by disrupting the digestive system in the caterpillar which then dies.
Garlic 24 Apr, Kobus (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I'm a blind person and want to plant garlic. I'm looking for as much info as possible on the cultivation of garlic, but it looks like I'm at a dead-end. I found an address on the web, but they just don't answer my mails. Where can I get information please?
Garlic 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Garlic is not hard to grow. Get someone to read the information on garlic growing on this site. Click on 'vegetables & herbs and select 'garlic'. You can buy garlic cloves from fruit shops and nurseries at this time of the year. Make sure it is not imported as some imported garlic carries disease. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions, we are here to help.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 24 Apr, Donna Townsend (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I just purchased seeds from Seeds2freedom great service froo postage
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