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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
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.
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.
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
Shallots (also Eschalots) 16 Jun, Claire (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
What time of year should I plant shallot seeds. I am in Canterbury
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?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 14 Jun, Mike L (Australia - temperate climate)
Nature is a strange thing. You will just have to see what happens. Last year here winter didn't really come until August - this year early June.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 12 Jun, Robert (Australia - tropical climate)
What’s the best time of year to pant the rosellas I’m in the innisfail area?
Ginger 12 Jun, Andrisa (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can I order zingiber officinale root in South Africa?
Rhubarb 11 Jun, I Cumming (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
I have moved to Waterfall in K ZN I have had very little success Previously I lived in ,Ekurhuleni (Edenvale) for many years where we had great success for over 40 years. The plants are attacked a by a voracious bug which looks like a bee. What can I do to eradicate this bug that feeds on the leaves which causes the plant to die and the tubers to rot. is the climate too hot or too wet. My son lives close to Ascot in England and has success with his Rhubarb George
Horseradish 11 Jun, Kim (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I want to buy some horseradish to grow, Where can I go? We are in Katikati
Horseradish 17 Jun, Marie (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We are digging a heap up right now. Kati township. Email me for address if you still want some.
Horseradish 15 Jun, Paul (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Kim. We can probably help depending on the type. I understand some folks call a rather large white tuber HR. We have the type that grows in the ground as a root, extremely hot, dies back in winter and comes away spring. Used for sauces etc. Is this what you want? Paul.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 11 Jun, Gordon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
How do I go about ordering and receiving delivery of the Salsify I am from Canterbury NZ
Tomato 11 Jun, Phillip (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I have a field and considering to plant Tomatoes and green pepper Limpopo province NZHELELE TO BE SPECIFIC.Is it the right time for me to start now?
Tomatillo 11 Jun, Annie (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
I am in Calgary Alberta and this spring I took a few tomatillo's and sliced them into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices and planted them into dirt right away. After I started to see small plant sprouts I took the slices out of the smaller pots and planted them right into the large planter for the rest of the grow season I will be back in the fall to let you know just how they faired
Spinach (also English spinach) 11 Jun, Dhan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am searching the recommended fertilizer application rate for spinach in Australian climate ( Melbourne).
Spinach (also English spinach) 13 Jun, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Any general fertiliser will do. 10-12% N 4-8% P 10-14% K - use 2-3 teaspoons to 9 liters of water. A bit more if the plants are well established less if small seedlings.
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