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Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 19 Apr, Adrian (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My question is I'm in Queensland Brisbane wanting to grow chilli seeds over the winter ready for summer if I use a heat mat will that be sufficient enough to get them ready for summer
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 19 Apr, Tracey (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi All I have Lebanese eggplants which are coming to an end. This is the first time I have grown them and they have fruited extremely well. Do you pull the plant out when they have finished or will they fruit again net year? Thanks
Tomato 18 Apr, Lyn (Australia - temperate climate)
When do I transplant my tomatoe plants I have started germiating my seeds & have little plants already living under my pergola I live in south west of sydney nsw & our winter is near (we had a long summer) Do I plant them in a bigger pot as they are in a cut down soft drink bottle 1.5l with holes in the bottom at the moment or do I wait til aug. to transplant outdoors into my above ground vegie planters? Tomatoes are Alans early red & Cherokee purple would like to try more types any ideas?
Tomato 19 Apr, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant anytime from when the seedlings are 4-6" high. They will grow better/quicker when put into the ground - more soil for the roots to spread into. Keep as much soil as possible attached to the roots when planting out. In the future better to put seeds into a pot (150mm and 150mm deep) first up as then you don't disturb the soil and roots when planting out. You mention veggie planters - I hope these are quite large as tomatoes need something like an area for each plant of 750-900mm across and 4-500mm deep of soil.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 18 Apr, school student (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
thanks, very helpful.
Cucumber 17 Apr, Merinda (Australia - temperate climate)
I am getting lots of flowers on my plant and they are turning into fruit, but die at about 2cm, why? How do I get more fruit, I only got 1 cucumber that grew to 10cm
Cucumber 18 Apr, John Macmahon (Australia - temperate climate)
This may be a bit late for this year but my best suggestion is that after one or two fruit (cucumbers) on each runner have set, pinch off the end of the runner. This means the plant puts its resources into the fruit instead of growing a longer runner. Cheers Arismac
Cucumber 18 Apr, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The flower with no fruit is a male flower. The flower with a small cue is the female flower - if it is not pollinated then it dies. You probably no bees (or more like very few of them) in your area. You might have to hand pollinate each day. Or plant some bee attracting flowers to encourage more bees to come to your area.
Cucumber 19 Apr, Mac (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant some Basil and let it flower. Bees just love it and they will keep coming back for most of the summer and autumn. Solved my problem with all my Curcurbits (melons, cucumbers, pumpkins, etc)
Cauliflower 17 Apr, Harriet (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
How to get rid of grub worms naturaly?
Asparagus 16 Apr, Marie-louise Bissett (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I bought asparagus seeds, F2 UC172 I sowed the seeds in spring and have a lot of very fine feathery plants, they starting to make shoots that looks like spears, what do I do now? Will they mature, or do I have to cut the and spears and re plant them? I live on a farm in Grahamstown
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 16 Apr, Sharyn Dunnett (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, How do we go about ordering some seed yams? What's the best time for our area to start planting? We live in Moore Park Beach, just north of Bundaberg. What sort of soil do they grow in? We have sandy loam and grow red sweet potatoes, but would love to try our hand at yams if they grow here. Thank you,
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 17 Apr, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
In the notes here it says they are grown similar to potatoes which would include Sweet Pots. Look on the internet for sellers. The diggers club or ebay have them. As long as the soil is friable and you add compost/fertiliser etc you can grow most things. A good time to plant potatoes in Bundy is in May so you could plant any time from now. I'm at Coral Cove the other side of Bundy. Mike Logan - phone if you like.
Spinach (also English spinach) 16 Apr, Phil (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi all. Just wondering has anyone had any expierience re different tasting varieties when cooked. This year I grew Amsterdam Giant and was somewhat dissapointed in the intensity of the flavour. Anyone with varieties that they can list that are good when cooked would be appreciated
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 15 Apr, Zenobia Strijdom (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I recently purchased gem squash seeds. I live in Townsville and was just wondering when would be a good time to plant them?
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 16 Apr, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
Seeing they are a squash I would presume you follow the guidelines for them. You are tropical zone and it says plant from April to Sept. Generally wait until the heavy summer rain season has eased off. I good idea is to look up when to grow something before buying the seeds / seedlings.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 15 Apr, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you follow the planting guide for zucchini/courgette for your zone, you should be successful
Strawberry Plants 15 Apr, Karen Stock (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello Margaret, I live in Portland too. Several people in Portland usually post on FB things for sale when they have divided their plants or have runners. Angela Cleary sells them at the Markets. Sometimes Gordon Page has excess. I think I will have spare too Margaret. I'll be sorting them out over the next few weeks so happy to help. cheers Karen
Strawberry Plants 16 Apr, (Australia - tropical climate)
A good idea is to keep 4-6-8 plants to produce runners for the next year's planting. At the end of the strawberry season just give them a little fertiliser and water them regularly and they will produce several dozen new plants. At the local Men's Shed I had 28 plants grow through the summer and they produced hundreds of new plants (700-1000). I dug the majority of them in as they produced far more than I thought they would.
Strawberry Plants 14 Apr, Mark (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have been given a half dozen well established healthy strawberry plants from a friend to transplant. I live 40m from the beach. The ground is very sandy. Would they be better put into pots with potting mix or into the sandy soil? Also should I trim the leaves back after transplanting to encourage new growth. My father in law suggests doing this.
Strawberry Plants 16 Apr, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I take 40m is 40 meters from the beach. I would suggest you see if you can find some composted grass clipping and a few dry dead leaves - even some seaweed. Go to Bunnings or nursery and buy a bag of composted manure. Mix these into your sand. Yes cut the leaves back on the plants - leave a couple of the small new leaves though. When you plant the crown make sure you don't cover it with soil. 6 plants isn't many, see if you can double or triple that. Plant in a raised row and then mulch around the plants. If intending to grow next year - start preparing your soil 2 months earlier by adding in manure, grass clippings, seaweed, tree leaves, house hold food scraps etc. Add these to your soil and wet and dig in each 2 weeks. You will build up your soil over a couple of years.
Strawberry Plants 18 Apr, Mac (Australia - temperate climate)
G'day Mike, I completely agree with all before me with this little addition. When you go to Bunnings (we have brand new location) buy a 150l R***n Compost Bin and a worm farm. All your grass clippings, food waste except onions and citrus and even shredded paper will make you a terrific planting medium for your next crop of Strawberries and just about every thing else. Cheers Arismac
Sunflower 14 Apr, Therese Elizabeth Ries (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi I have planted and grown with some success King Sunflowers . When they have finished flowering and the heads start to drop , should I cut off their heads to dry out the seeds for sowing for the next season ?
Sunflower 16 Apr, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
Let the plant die back a bit before cutting the seed head off.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 12 Apr, Jonathan Manglinong (Australia - temperate climate)
Im planning to plant chokos this month of april which is Autumn period. Do you think Sydney Area is ok to plant at now? Where the temparature is in between 15-30 degrees.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 13 Apr, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you looked up choko in the temperate zone on this website - is says plant DEC. The purpose of this website is that you work out your climate zone and then look in the vegetables and herbs section and read up about growing a crop.
Potato 12 Apr, Rachel (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
good day please could u help we have a probem with the potatoes we planted and i dont know how to solve the problem. is there someone that can contact me and give me advise
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 12 Apr, Dale Westergard (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I live in Utah, USA. We grow most vegetables here, and potatoes do well. Where could we obtain some starts (slips), etc. to start growing kumara? I've been to NZ several times, enjoying everything about Aotearoa, especially, Kumara. Would appreciate any helps/suggestions. thank you. Dale Westergard.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 12 Apr, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
How many plants in the spacing of 20 in. Apart ?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 13 Apr, (Australia - temperate climate)
Spacing means how far apart "two" plants are. Row means the distance between rows.
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