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Ginger 21 May, Geoff (Australia - temperate climate)
Don't pull the plant out. Just dig a little and break off a piece of root as you need it.
Garlic 02 May, Lou (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi this is my second year growing garlic. This years crop the above ground green is going yellow. Is there something I maybe lacking in fertiliser or lime. Thanks in advance Cheers Lou
Garlic 12 May, David Warland (Australia - temperate climate)
Gday Lou, could be a few things, Nitrogen of course, but, it could well be magnesium, trace elements etc. Get a pH test done on you soil, garlic like most veggies like acidic soil, I aim for 6.5 in my garlic beds. Is your soil well draining ? Try some blood and bone and add some extra magnesuium Sulphate, (epsom salts).If your pH is too high, you must lower it, or risk poor or no crop.
Garlic 07 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Probably lacks nitrogen
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 02 May, Suzie Carlile (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
I have grown cape Gooseberries successfully a few years ago. I live in south east. Fabulous crop. My question is how do you look after the plants after harvest and overwinter. I lost all my plants over the winter so starting again from seed this year. Thankyou. Suzie.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) 02 May, Diane Francis (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can I buy lambs lettuce in Auckland, or can I buy it from you?
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) 02 May, Liz at Gardenate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We do not sell seeds or plants through Gardenate. You could try Egmonts.co.nz for seeds.
Brussels sprouts 01 May, janet (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I need the broussel sprouts seeds can I get I an in Kenya
Brussels sprouts 19 May, Melony Hendricks (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi I can mail you some. Let me know if you're sorted. I'm not a seller. No need to pay me.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 30 Apr, Aaron Love (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have a Chilli Peter bush that I have had a lot of peppers off, can I keep it growing for another season? Thanks Aaron
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 30 Apr, Peter (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
In Gauteng, what veggies and herbs can i plant from May month?
Watermelon 30 Apr, bella (Australia - temperate climate)
it doesn't have any sowing depth or distance or the proper months to plant
Watermelon 30 Apr, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Look up individual plants e.g. /www.gardenate.com/plant/Watermelon?zone=2 for information on planting etc.
Broccoli 29 Apr, Lawrence Umba (Australia - tropical climate)
I am a farmer from Papua New Guinea at an altitude of 1000 m above sea level. I am trying to produce Broccoli in my farm and wonder is it going to be like growing Broccoli at Australia -Tropical, or do I have to do my own trials. Thank you
Broccoli 27 Apr, Katherine (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We live on Norfolk Island and have just bought a house with a market garden and planted our first crop of broccoli 2 weeks ago. We have noticed the leaves have white squiggly lines on them and have small holes in them. We are planning on continuing the organic gardening of the previous owners.
Broccoli 12 May, Danielle (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Katherine, the squiggly lines are from leaf miner and the holes in the leaves are from cabbage moth caterpillars. Check under the leaves for yellow eggs, and also pick off any caterpillars, i'd reccomend netting your broccoli.
Pumpkin 27 Apr, Lindsey (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I would like to grow some pepitas or other breed of squash that has an edible seed. Can you reccomend a type and tell me where i can buy seed, cheers Lindsey
Pumpkin 26 Apr, skyler (USA - Zone 7b climate)
What time of year is it best to grow pumpkins at ?
Pumpkin 28 Apr, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have a look at this page https://www.gardenate.com/plant/Pumpkin
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) 25 Apr, Annemarie Dellemijn (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Good day Where can I find a Marjoram plant in South Africa? I'm also looking for Kohlrabi seeds or plants.
Asparagus 25 Apr, Sean0 Wilson (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
When do I cut down my asparagus ferns to prepare the bed for winter? At the moment – still quite lush and green. I’m from Chch.
Asparagus 06 May, Green thumb (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Cut the ferns in late August and put compost or composted manure on it. Stop watering them now.
Peas 24 Apr, Jim Cooper (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have planted scarlet runner beans with great success but the following years I have experienced problems growing them. I understand that they need a nitrogen fixing plant to improve the soil and that spring peas are a good way to do this. Can you recommend a good variety? I believe you need to dig them into the soil just after flowering. Is this correct?
Peas 06 May, Green thumb (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Beans and peas are nitrogen fixing.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 24 Apr, Beverley Prior (Australia - temperate climate)
where can I purchase some choko vines which have been potted or bagged to help me get started. I live on the east coast about 100 klms from sydney but have the room to grow a healthy vine with perhaps cucumbers. Thank You
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 21 May, Geoff (Australia - temperate climate)
Just buy a couple of chokos from the green grocer. Keep them in warm shade until they sprout then half bury them. Mine did much better in clay than sand.
Artichokes (Globe) 23 Apr, Maria Agenbag (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi. I'm in the Barossa where we have really hot summers up to 45c in Feb and really cold winters. I want to plant seeds I got hold of. When would you suggest I do that. I do have a small green house. Should I use that and when. Thank you so much Maria
Tomato 21 Apr, Geoffrey Wilson (Australia - tropical climate)
I have tried to grow tomatoes at Palm Beach Gold Coast for many years. They will grow nicely up to when they start to form fruit and then the bush starts dying off from the bottom up until there are no leaves left I have asked so many people about this but no one can give me an answer Maybe you can give me some suggestions of what is wrong
Tomato 03 May, Green thumb (Australia - temperate climate)
Try a new area. Dig the soil and add compost/manure or fertiliser. Add some Epsom salts to the soil - buy at supermarket. As the plants grow up to 600-800mm tall, pick off the bottom few leaves and suckers. Always leave the top 6-8-10 leaves. Tie plants to a stake each 300mm in an 8 configuration around the plant and pole. Water in the morning and water at the soil level. When a tomato plant grows and you prick fruit, the bottom leaves die. Little plants need a little water each day or two - big plants need a good deep watering 2-3 times a week, unless it is summer they may need more. My toms are 1.8m high, green as anything and not a dead leaf yet. Fruit developing.
Asparagus 20 Apr, Michelle (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have grown some asparagus from seeds and they are about two inches high. I really want to plant them in the garden now (because I remember to water my veggie garden but often forget to water the seedlings so I just want to get them in the garden so they are better looked after also they don't dry out so quickly there as well.) Is it Ok to plant them now and will they survive the Pukekohe/Auckland winter in the vegetable garden and all come up in spring?
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