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Eggplant (also Aubergine) 07 Aug, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Some varieties do have greenish fruit.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 08 Aug, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yes there are some green eggplant. I have found the last few years when the plant has cropped for awhile and the soil is maybe running out of nutrients etc the fruit becomes a bit deformed and is green and purple and doesn't look very attractive. I don't know why this happens - could be weather, trace element deficient - could be one of a hundred different reasons. If I have had a good crop then I'm happy and it's time to pull them out. My eggplant self germinates from fruit left on the ground from last year and dug in. Probably won't germinate until Oct/Nov.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 07 Aug, (Australia - temperate climate)
Look at the top of this page and read it and take notice of what it says. You are temperate zone - plant seeds Aug to Sept - transplant from Oct to Jan. It needs soil temp of 24-32 to germinate. My soil temp(Bundaberg) is presently 18 degree - so I shouldn't be even trying to germinate eggplant for another 6 weeks - I'm sub tropical. IT IS a summer crop - NOT a winter crop. When they grown the right time of the year, the fruit will be purple right from when they start forming.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 06 Aug, Twyla Mac (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, How do I best store yams before planting?
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 14 Aug, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Google - storing yams before planting.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 04 Aug, Rosemary Smit (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I have a salad and herb garden at my restaurant. Where to go to buy shallot seedlings or bulbs. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Rosemary.0728844936.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 16 Aug, Danielle Botes (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi There Check out for most seed- courier all over SA :)
Shallots (also Eschalots) 05 Aug, Melinda P Schwab (USA - Zone 8b climate) this is where we get ours, but not sure about shipping to your area.
Kohlrabi 03 Aug, Ruth Witthaus (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I buy Kolhrabi seeds in Gauteng.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 03 Aug, Peter Nuzum (Australia - temperate climate)
Growing prolifically among my silver beet so maybe this is a good companion plant.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 07 Aug, (Australia - temperate climate)
Probably more to do with good rich soil. It does suggest here to plant by it's self as it spreads out and may eventually smother out other plants.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 02 Aug, Ally Blacketer (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I would love to grow these plants but can’t seem to get my hands on any. Please will you help me to find and purchase them. I’m from Sydney NSW Australia Glenmore Park 2745
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 04 Aug, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try the internet - where to buy JA.
Cucumber 02 Aug, Theodoris Nayler (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Seeds for Africa, [email protected] I get all my seeds from them, sometimes I even order only a few at a time, they courier to you
Asparagus 02 Aug, SueEllen (Australia - temperate climate)
i have cut back my asparagus when it died back, about 3 weeks ago. I covered it with manure and compost and it has begun to grow again. The new stalks are about 15 - 20 cms already but only pencil thin. I really want to harvest white asparagus, should i mound the soil up over the asparagus now? or should i let it just grow?
Asparagus 04 Aug, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant white asparagus if you want white. If plant is old you could cut the spears - thin ones. If plant is 1-2 years old could let the thin spears grow. Read up about male and female asparagus.
Onion 01 Aug, Mwenya Selebi (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Where in South Africa Gauteng can l buy red onion seedlings. l have a two hector onion field. l did direct planting of the onion and only one hector has come out well. l need seedlings that are ready for transplanting to supplement, csn you help me please. Where can seedlings in Gauteng.
Ginger 01 Aug, Ian (Canada - Zone 4b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Have you any advice on soil pH for ginger?
Ginger 01 Aug, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
A pH of 6.5 should be good for ginger
Tomato 31 Jul, Yvette Botha (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Which variety tomato will grow best in the Free State
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 30 Jul, Peter (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi, Can someone recommend a successful Zucchini variety for a hot tropical area such as Katherine, Northern Territory? Thanks
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 31 Jul, (Australia - tropical climate)
It is more about planting it the right time. Grab a packet and give it a go.
Lettuce 30 Jul, karen spenser (Australia - temperate climate)
can llettuse grow neer a potato and can you put camicals on it and feed it to your kids
Potato 29 Jul, hazel (Australia - temperate climate)
i have very strong looking potatoe plants growing in my compost. Will i have potatoes on them.they have been growing all winter.
Potato 30 Jul, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just dig by hand around the base of a plant to see if there are any potatoes forming - if so put the soil back and wait until the plant dies off before harvesting them.
Potato 29 Jul, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
The easiest way is to dig up one plant to see if there are any potatoes .
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 29 Jul, Shirley Petkau (New Zealand - temperate climate)
How can I harvest seeds from the Amaranth
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 29 Jul, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try tying a large paper bag over the flowerhead when it looks ready to change to seeds.
Onion 28 Jul, Elizah Thadius (Australia - tropical climate)
Do we have an insecticide/fungicide for bulb onion? Can anyone tell me if there is any manufactured fertilizer for bulb onion?
Onion 29 Jul, (Australia - tropical climate)
Look up the internet to see if there is an insecticide/fungicide. The same as my comment for sweet potato. - learn what N P and K do for plants. Then apply that to what you are growing. They don't make different fertilisers for every kind of veggie.
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