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Pumpkin 17 Oct, Vincenzo gattellari (Australia - temperate climate)
When the time for plants the grey pumpkin
Potato 17 Oct, Tony (Australia - temperate climate)
As an expat Pom 52 years in South Australia, the only thing I still miss is is traditional "new" potatoes, with thin papery skins that can be removed with a fingernail.. They had a wonderful texture and tasted sensational. Only available in March/April, an annual treat. My question is, is threr a variety available here with these qualities and when would they be planted?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 16 Oct, Catherine (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
In answer to those seeking advice about where to buy Jerusalem artichokes in Cape Town: I bought some Jerusalem artichokes at the Vineyard Deli, Kenridge, chopped them into small pieces and planted them in a large wooden container. The plants are now (October) about 50 cm high and not flowering yet, but looking extremely green and sturdy.
Garlic 15 Oct, Susan harrer (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Do you plant elephant garlic the same time and way as regular garlic ? Is elephant garlic is actually leeks ?
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) 15 Oct, Kathy J. (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Cowpeas are a staple here in the south. The town of Emerson, Arkansas has an annual purplehull pea festival & has a website with information on purplehull peas & many recipes you can try. There is even one for jelly using the hulls (spoiler alert: tastes like a mild grape). Purplehulls are a cowpea. What we have always been told was that cow peas weren't considered edible by most people. They came on the boats with slaves & that's who first were eating them. They were also given to livestock. An elderly neighbor told me never plant purplehulls until you hear the whipperwill. For us (Arkansas/Louisiana line, zone 8) that's usually mid-April. They will keep producing as long as you keep picking them. My elderly grandfather said instead of parboiling to can or freeze, just shell the peas & stick them (unwashed) in an old (but clean) pillowcase. As you want to cook them, get what you want out, wash & prepare/cook like normal. Tastes like fresh picked no matter how long its been.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 14 Oct, Rick (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi I live in Bundaberg and have a choko vine that was planted in the summer, during the winter we had so much good looking fruit we gave it away to our friends. We find our fruit is now growing deformed, we have cut back new growth to stop the vine from taking over the garden, it is very healthy, we have some ants around and what garden hasn't !! could you enlighten me as to what could be causing the deformity ?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 15 Oct, Mike Logan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live coral cove. Hard to tell without looking at it. Maybe trace element deficient, some bug, disease ???? I'd suggest you may be better pulling it out and plant another one. Probably in a different position.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 12 Oct, Mary (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Where I live at Mount Bruce the temp can be cold with semi high wind is there any special care needed when tending to my rock melons
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just plant when they say so and try to protect them from the wind a bit. I didn't think they would grow in cold places.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 12 Oct, Robbie (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, could I grow Psophocarpus tetragonolobus in Ashburton outdoors? if not should I grow them in the greenhouse? Thanks
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is normally grown in hot humid areas so if you like try the green house.
Asparagus 11 Oct, Robert Koch (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
In north central Indiana, USA, I usually trim them back after the first frost, and add mulch through the winter. Is there anything else I can do to enhance my crop next year? Bob Koch
Asparagus 12 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have been growing for 3 years and done a bit of research. I don't have frosts. August is the end of winter here. Temps start rising from 6-10 to 12-15 by end Sept at night. Days go from 20-25 to 24-28. I cut mine 1st week of Aug and apply compost and horse manure. The manure is new but I'm going to try and decompose it before hand next year. I also apply some fertiliser once it starts to shoot spears. 3-4 teaspoons to 9l of water.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 11 Oct, Katherine (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Other than basil is there anything else i can plant with capsicum like lettace and radishes, spring onion? As they are going to be in raised gardens im trying to maximise space
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 12 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just give them some area to grow - they could shade other plants which could stunt them a bit. Yep go ahead with your suggestions. If you can find shallot bulbs try them - quick and easy to grow. Or just try a succession of the smaller plants you are talking about. i try and plant taller plants in one end of my garden and smaller in the other end - swap next time I plant.
Watermelon 11 Oct, Jo (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Planted watermelon seeds late last summer,didnt grow. Now they are sprouting but stem red colour after second leaf. Is this normal?
Watermelon 12 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Best tasting melons are grown in the spring here. I don't know about the red stem stuff. They will start picking them here in about a months time. I LOVE EM.
Garlic 09 Oct, margaret nunns (Australia - temperate climate)
we want to know how to grow black garlic
Garlic 09 Oct, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Black garlic Black garlic is a type of aged garlic which is attributed to be browned by the Maillard reaction rather than caramelized, first used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar or tamarind. See more online
Garlic 08 Oct, Amanda (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can i plant in December am from Mpumalanga
Shallots (also Eschalots) 08 Oct, Mike Bloom (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
What type of soil and preperation?
Potato 07 Oct, bennet (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I want to start potato farming , where can i buy seeds?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 07 Oct, Steve Unter (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Were can I buy chillies in Gauteng ?
Peas 07 Oct, robert newman (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Why can't i grow snow peas , got healthy green plants but no peas
Peas 07 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Depends on the variety. Some are smaller plants and flower from about 8 weeks
Peas 11 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
They cut half of my comment off. Some peas grow to 4-5' before flowering. After 8-10 weeks you should have flowers. (Mike, I did not cut your comment. It arrived cut off - Liz @gardenate)
Peas 12 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Liz - this happens to me quite a few times - any reason. Do i not give it enough time to up load???? Most of your 'comments' arrive complete, so that is probably the reason - Liz
Cucumber 07 Oct, Greg (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I plant tomatoes and cucumbers together? This seasons tomato bed has a trellis and our cucumbers have been terrific since growing them on a trellis.
Cucumber 08 Oct, KS (Australia - temperate climate)
I don't think so as it says on the cucumber page... /
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 06 Oct, Kaye Arnott (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Are the little pink yams grown like sweet potatoes which I've grown commercially ..And can the yam be cut like a sweet potato to create a new plant?
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