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Cucumber 20 Feb, Jim (Australia - temperate climate)
What is the best variety to grow in the Bendigo area to make cucumber pickles (4-6kgs per batch)
Asparagus 20 Feb, Elona (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I recently learned that asparagus and strawberries make good friends. Learn something new everyday. Here we go!
Strawberry Plants 20 Feb, Mario (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, when the plant sends out a runner and that new plant attaches to ground, do you cut the runner in between the two plants?
Ginger 20 Feb, JOE TURNBULL (Australia - temperate climate)
Can i grow all year around or can i leave in the ground and it will reshoot ?
Watermelon 18 Feb, Lynn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have tomatoes growing with a watermelon vine. The watermelon is doing well, but the tomatoes’ leaves are growing distorted. Does anyone know about interplanting these two crops? Should I pull the tomatoes out?
Watermelon 20 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus went through southern Qld back in 2009 or so. It has probably spread far wider by now. The leaf is like your hand with the fingers still curled in. The leaf doesn't open out and grow. The plant becomes stunted. Caused by the silver winged fly. Look it up on the internet. It can be stopped with a soap spray. If no success pull it out and put in rubbish bin. It wiped out the tomato growing industry in Bundaberg.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 18 Feb, Ken (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I planted well developed "red" capsicum seedlings mid November on well drained fertile soil. The plants grew vigorousely and needed staking. Most of the fruit showed white patches which enlarge with time an some were attacked by wasps and possibly birds. What might becthe cause?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 17 Feb, Mem (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Same problem with our rosellas. We're on Blackall Range Qld. Last year they flowered when they were tiny.
Watermelon 16 Feb, david harris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
had any one have black water melon seeds for sale -
Watermelon 19 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Internet seed selling companies - Boondie is one. $1 for a few.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 16 Feb, Anette (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it too late to sow okra seed in Adelaide?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 19 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
You are Temperate zone. It says plant by Jan - you can give it a try.
Tomato 15 Feb, francie hancock (New Zealand - temperate climate)
what tomato do people recommend for cooler climate please
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Feb, Hosheder (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I want to buy some okra seeds. Where can I buy them?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Feb, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try a search on-line for 'seed suppliers'
Broccoli 15 Feb, Mike L (Australia - arid climate)
I am going to try planting broccoli in late Feb, its extremely hot here at the moment 42C. I just want to start early and plant every two weeks or so , semi commercial. Once spring comes, the diamond back moth comes out of the drying crops and is almost impossible to control. Any comments? any pointers?
Broccoli 19 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I tried to grow broccoli from seed last year - 1st, late Feb and then from Aug. Both times I ended up with craggy big plants and no head developed. I won't try the spring time planting again. It takes about 4-5 weeks to go from seed to good transplantable seedlings. A lot of time and effort - too much shade you have tall leggy seedlings. A lot of attention to watering and fertilizing also. I use to buy good seedlings from nursery and had good success that way. That is my plan in the future for broccoli and cabbage and even maybe lettuce. A real pain trying to grow these from seeds.
Broccoli 16 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
The guide here is just that a guide but it says plant seeds April and transplant May to Jul. You can try seeds undercover to start with and plant out when it cools off a bit. Good luck.
Broccoli 16 Feb, Darren (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Mike, I live on the edge of arid and temperate, and was thinking about planting broccoli in late Feb as well. I would suggest sowing the seeds under cover if possible, and planting the seedlings out in early March. Even then, depending on your circumstances, you still might need to put shadecloth over them. Can't help with the moth, other than spraying with eco oil if you see any caterpillars in the winter months.
Strawberry Plants 14 Feb, Darlington creek organic strawberries (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This being our first year at growing strawberries in south west Victoria we are unsure how long the fruiting season will last for Any input would be great
Strawberry Plants 16 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
You live bottom of Vic and I live mid Qld coast and both sub-tropical ?????. I understand there are early mid and late fruiting varieties. And even some that produce near all year. I would guess about 10-12 weeks.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 14 Feb, Teresa (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi ,I love my Rosella Jam but find I have a lot of trouble with Ants on the plants , sometimes the trees are black with them , I hear vinegar is good is that true , Regards Teresa
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 16 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
A product called Fortune 500. Check out the product label to see if it can be used near vegies etc. Maybe around the edge of the garden bed.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 13 Feb, Teresa Manwaring (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi nice to be on board , could you tell me if to late to put in some more snake beans , thank you Regards Teresa .
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 16 Feb, Darren (Australia - arid climate)
If you click on the "Planting now" tab at the top, it will show you what can be planted for your chosen climate each month. For sub-tropical, you can plant both dwarf and climbing beans.
Carrot 13 Feb, Edna (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can I put the carrot seeds on the ground with a drip water?
Carrot 14 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Over watering them may rot them. Put a light hessian cloth or shade cloth over them until they germinate and establish themselves a bit.
Strawberry Plants 13 Feb, Carole Ellis (Australia - temperate climate)
strawberries leafing profusely but not fruiting
Strawberry Plants 14 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Check your fruiting time of the year. In Bundy Qld - they fruit in the winter and early spring. After fruiting has finished they send out runners which grow new crowns and grow new leaves. You maybe at this stage.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 13 Feb, kitty carr (Australia - arid climate)
where in Australia and new Zealand , can the warrigal greens seeds be purchased, and how much does a pack cost ?
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