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Onion 13 Feb, robert samuel walker (New Zealand - temperate climate)
when is the best time to put in red onion in christchurch
Onion 14 Feb, mike (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You have worked out your temperate - looking under onions - it is in the calendar months near the top of the page.
Horseradish 13 Feb, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Found this site looking for where to put my horseradish and saw someone wanted echinacea. I have some.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 12 Feb, Dawn (USA - Zone 9a climate)
How do I know what zone I am in? I am so new to this.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 12 Feb, Liz at Gardenate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Go to the tab 'Climate zones' and scroll down to find your zone. Gardenate zones for USA are based on USDA Hardiness zones. Find your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone by entering your ZIP code at the USDA Plant Hardiness website.
Cauliflower 12 Feb, Linda (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I was wondering when you say to plant cauliflower in seed trays undercover in February, do you mean in a glass house, or under shade cloth? I live in Taradale, Victoria, which is temperate, but we get little rain and have had some really hot sunny days lately that have fried some of my crops. However, we get frosts here that are not like the surrounding areas, and have had things die overnight from that well before and after winter. I also read that cauliflower doesn't take well to transplanting. So would sowing seed direct in February, under shade cloth be okay? Also, Thanks I love this site and all your information Linda
Cauliflower 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Read all the notes here about growing it. Doesn't like frosts - doesn't like hot days, doesn't like really rich soil. Caulies and cabbage take a lot of care to grow to the seedling stage.If growing seeds, need a good controlled environment - temperature and watering. Undercover means out of the sun and heat. You are starting them in hot/warm weather to transplant when the weather is a bit cooler and grow as the weather goes into winter. When you transplant it is best to have soil around the roots if possible, do it late in the afternoon and put some protection over them - shade for a week or so, water morning and night - only need a light watering. Little plants have small root system so need watering more often. Big plants - bigger watering less often. (Under cover also means protected from frosts- Liz)
Spinach (also English spinach) 10 Feb, Sandy (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
How successful is English spinach grown in Winter rainfall areas in South Africa . Any advice ? Thank you
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 09 Feb, Lyn (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My first year JAs are well over 2 meters with no sign of flowers, have I given them too much water or does this mean a huge first crop?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 10 Feb, mike (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I think you need to read the notes here. You eat the root in the ground - nothing to do with the flower I feel. Probably too much nitrogen and watering to have 2m plants.
Beetroot (also Beets) 09 Feb, Robyn Williams (Australia - temperate climate)
Do beetroot need to be planted direct in the ground where they are to grow or can you transplant easily from seed trays? Thanks.
Beetroot (also Beets) 10 Feb, mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A seed can produce several seedlings. I plant in a tray and then transplant when 50mm high. Best to cover with some shade cloth for a few days to protect from the sun.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 08 Feb, Alana (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, i have big healthy plants buth but the fruit are turning yellow and shrivelling. Ive harvested 6 out of around 20 ive had to throw away. Ived been trying hand pollinating but it seems to make very little difference. Are there any other issues that could be causing this?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 10 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read up about pollination - it could be some disease - I have no idea.
Strawberry Plants 08 Feb, Bob (Australia - temperate climate)
When is right time of year to transplant strawberries we live in Wallaroo sth Australia
Strawberry Plants 12 Feb, mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant May June
Leeks 08 Feb, Charlotte (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I have grown leeks but found that they often have a hard inedible inner stalk when harvested. What have I done wrong?
Leeks 11 Feb, Oliver (Australia - temperate climate)
Have you let them flower? My experience is once they send up that flower stalk.. that is the woody centre stalk. You need to harvest before this happens. Otherwise you just have to slice along the leek and pull this stalk out and use the softer outside bits in a stew or tart. Leek and fetta tarts are awesome:)
Leeks 10 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Could be dryness. Try and have a consistent soil moisture. Check plant and harvest times.
Pumpkin 08 Feb, eden ande (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
i live in Eritrea and work on national agricultural research instiution. in Eritrea pumpkins grows well in the subtropics,tropics and also semi arid places. my question is about powdery mildew, all our pumpkins gets affected by this fungus so i would like to ask if their are any cultivation practices we need to practice to avoid this fungus
Pumpkin 10 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read up about organic or in organic sprays for it. Google. Plant in a different area each time. Go to dengarden on the net .com - go to gardening and organic ways to kill and prevent powdery mildew. A mixture of 60 water to 40 milk is quite good.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 08 Feb, Jan Clifford (Australia - arid climate)
I have grown a sweet potato in a glass and want to know if I can plant it or not. I an in the Central West NSW in the arid zone. TIA Jan Clifford
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant it and see how it goes.
Asparagus 07 Feb, Lucia nunes (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I grow asparagus in zone 10 .
Pumpkin 07 Feb, Haydn Battye (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I plant pumpkin seeds now? I live in Mildura VIC which is quite warm at this time of year
Pumpkin 07 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Did you read the pumpkin guide here. They are the best times to plant.
Cucumber 06 Feb, Sue Proctor (Australia - temperate climate)
Borage is a great plant for attracting bees ..they absolutely love it. It’s a very hardy plant with lovely blue flowers but it can reseed and spread around the garden
Cucumber 06 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I grew borage last year in the winter - grew tall 1.2m high and bushy - fell over everywhere. Had to stake and rope it. A bit turned off by that. Bees love it. I now grow a perennial basil for bees. Will have my own bee hive in a few months.
Watermelon 06 Feb, Cherry (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you pick a watermelon early and its greenish, is there any way to ripen it up without throwing out to the chickens
Watermelon 06 Feb, Mike (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Read up about when to pick them.
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