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Garlic 18 Jul, Maria (Australia - tropical climate)
Can I grow Garlic in Cairns Qld. And if so, what is best type and when to plant?
Onion 16 Jul, Donna (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm confused I Googled what fertilizer is required for onions and 1 search says onions don't want a lot of nitrogen and another search says onions are nitrogen hungry. ...so which is it?
Onion 17 Jul, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It pays to have a think about what you are growing. All plants need some nitrogen. Now if you put a lot of N on the onions, don't you think you would have a big green plant above the onion bulb and probably little bulb. N produces leaf and plant structure. Now you are trying to grow an onion bulb so why would you go heavy with N. A little bit of common sense applies. Generally if you prepare your soil with compost manures etc and let it all rot in over 6-8 weeks with watering and digging it over, and maybe add a little general fert in the process then you would not have to fert the onions again. A general fert is sufficient to grow most things - look up and learn about crop rotation also.
Sweet corn (also maize) 16 Jul, Peter field (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We havnt had a frost up in the far north(kiataia) for zonks. I have wet ground temp of 13 deg . Can i plant corn
Sweet corn (also maize) 17 Jul, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
It does say plant from - Sept. Soil temp 16+. We are in July - have a think about it. Do something about trying to dry out your soil. Add decompose compost or manures to aerate the soil - have good loose soil - not heavy wet soil. Corn is a summer - autumn crop so the thing about frost is not important.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 14 Jul, Jack (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
What would you suggest around Brisbane in regard to spacing the plant?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 16 Jul, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Good rich soil 900mm - poor soil 600mm.
Garlic 13 Jul, Sam (Australia - temperate climate)
It's mid July and my garlic for planting only just arrived... I am in Canberra. Is it a waste to try planting them now? It's still very cold here for another month at least.
Garlic 15 Jul, (Australia - temperate climate)
They should do alright - maybe not so big a bulb. Read the notes and plant earlier next year.
Mint (also Garden mint) 12 Jul, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a few patches of mint - in a garden bed and in pots. It thrives in spring and summer, but still grows quite well through winter. In the last two years, though, I have had a pest; a tiny fly that must lay its eggs in teh growing tips. This causes the tiny terminal leaves to stick together as the eggs hatch and teh larvae feed. If I prise the tip leaves apart I can (just) see tiny, tiny yellowish maggots. I took them to a lab and examined these under a microscope. Sure enough they are typical maggots - legless, hairless, pointed at one end and flat at the bum (spiracle) end, wriggling about. They are about 1 mm long. It kills the tips - they go brown and once the larvae change into adults the tips dry out and die. Does anyone know what the ID of this fly is? And what I should do? I'm guessing remove all tips, put out yellow sticky paper for the adult flies and maybe spray with spinosad? Or stop growing mint for a season??? Help! I do love mint in my mojitos!
Mint (also Garden mint) 15 Jul, (Australia - temperate climate)
I'd suggest you spray and yellow sticky paper and see how it goes.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 11 Jul, Vikas Beri (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm in Townsville. Where can I buy /get by post ?..Jerusalem Artichoke tubers to plant ?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 17 Jul, Lorelei White (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Green Harvest at Witta near Maleny have online store. I just bought my Jerusalem Artichokes at QLD Garden Show from their stall. I just planted mine today following the instructions from Green Harvest also available online. Good luck Lol White
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 12 Jul, Dianne (Australia - arid climate)
Bunnings sells an 8-pack (Bloomin' Bulbs range) that is available in most stores. (I checked availability for Mackay recently and noticed that a bunch of stores all the way up the coast stocked them as well.) If they don't have any, it might be worth checking Mitre 10. I recall the store in Sarina having some and suspect that it might be something that the chain stocks on a regular basis. Best wishes in finding some bulbs near where you live!
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 12 Jul, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look on the internet.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 11 Jul, Reg George (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Were can I buy shallots seeds in za
Watermelon 10 Jul, Khathutshelo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
How many watermelons can I keep per plant and still retain good size and quality?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 08 Jul, Dave Bailie (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I have some Inca Berry plants started & an ready to move them outdoors ( late because of the very poor June we had here in NB , Canada ). I would like to plant these in a bed that will be permanent and have a few questions I would appreciate help with.I have a good size lot so have several different locations in mind depending on soil & sun conditions required. 1/ Would it be best to have full sun or should the plants have partial sun? 2/ Will these plants over winter in my climate ? If they will would a location with slow drainage bee okay or should I select a site that has good drainage. 3/ When making a bed should I add compost , lime, etc to the soil ; what would best benefit the plants ? I look forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely, Dave Bailie in Sackville,NB
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Jul, Sai (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I planted Okra seeds indoors late June. They are about 3-5 inches now. The weather in my 10a zone has been 50s-70s. When should I plant the seedlings in my garden bed?
Carrot 07 Jul, Dianne (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Don't forget to make use of carrot leaves and stems as well as a tasty salad green, but be sure not to leave them on the plant too long as they get a bit stringy.
Potato 07 Jul, david lilliman (Australia - arid climate)
Hi , when do I know when to harvest my potatoes.
Potato 08 Jul, (Australia - arid climate)
It does say 15-20 weeks to grow and it does say plant Aug to Dec. Usually the plant tops starts dying off.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 06 Jul, Tim (USA - Zone 9a climate)
How well does okra grow with green and Roma beans and field peas?
Potato 05 Jul, Val (Australia - temperate climate)
I didnt plant potatoes but they shot up from last year's crop. They started in autumn but the frost has now killed them. Why did they shoot at such a strange time and will they reshoot - or should I just harvest the new potatoes that they have produced before the frost killed them? I'm in South Gippsland Vic and we get pretty cold nights this time of year.
Potato 08 Jul, (Australia - temperate climate)
Harvest them. Crop time is 15-20 weeks from germination/shooting - consider this when planting and frosts.
Asparagus 04 Jul, mark (Australia - temperate climate)
i live in a frost prone area reg minus 1or 2 deg c i planted asparagus seedlings 2 year ago and 2 year old crowns about a month ago i mulched with a good layer of suger cane mulch it is early july and the shoots on my older plants are emerging we had another frost today , my questing is should i just leave them or should i trim them of to prevent frost damage to the plant
Asparagus 05 Jul, (Australia - temperate climate)
I would suggest you read the article here until you understand it.
Kohlrabi 03 Jul, Josephine (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Live in Hervey Bay qld growing kohl rabi was wondering what pest would bite big chunks out of bulb not eating leaves
Kohlrabi 04 Jul, Janette (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Could be one of our natives such as Bandicoot which dig down to eat roots of plants.
Kohlrabi 04 Jul, (Australia - temperate climate)
Some kind of grub in the soil ???????
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