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Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 28 Nov, Theresa Tyree (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I am an eight a and now they are calling at 8B. I’ve grown sweet potatoes, very successfully in the ground the past two years, Your greenhouse if it is heat controlled should grow them very well but maybe not in December January February because they like the heat check out traditions on YouTube they did it. But I think they fertilized too much. Lots of leaves no tubers. Good luck.
Pumpkin 27 Nov, FOX MAN (USA - Zone 8b climate)
what is the biggest type of pumpkin in a zone 8b area?
Lettuce 24 Nov, KCS (USA - Zone 9b climate)
How much sun/shade does lettuce require? Would love to plant in a mostly shaded area of the outside.
Turnip 17 Nov, Larry (USA - Zone 9a climate)
When I plant turnips or radishes they never grow a root. I only get greens. I planted in Compost and fertilized at planting with 13-13-13. What can I do to get the root to grow?
Turnip 25 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You are using too high a fertiliser. N is for leaf growth P for roots and K is for flower and seed. So back off the N. Just mix a bit compost to soil and mix in well - plant the seeds and see how they grow. If poorly give a light fertilising.
Rhubarb 15 Nov, Arlene Johnson (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I live in Dallas, TX and I would like to plant some rhubarb, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, and beets. When do i plant these and can I plant them in a shaded part of the yard?
Rhubarb 25 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
You will have to look up on this website, each different vegetable to see when to plant. Veg general need sun and lots of it.
Strawberry Plants 10 Nov, Denise (USA - Zone 5b climate)
New to gardening. I have several strawberry plants in raised planters that I planted in early summer. Wondering if I should bring them in to our attached garage to protect them from freezing this winter? Thanks!
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 10 Nov, Rosalind gayles (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I'm in charlotte nc....when is best time to start loofah seeds?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 25 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
April May if you live Zone 8a. Go to luffa page set climate to 8b and it will tell you when to plant.
Garlic 08 Nov, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in central California, zone 9b. I plants softneck garlic last year and it did very well. I refrigerated it for 3-4 weeks and then planted in November. Doing the same this year.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 01 Nov, Cindy (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I just harvested the jerusalem artichoke that we planted last spring. The flowers were done but the plant was still alive. I have lots of small tubers and thick root with sprouts. Is all this OK to cook and eat?
Lettuce 01 Nov, Madison (USA - Zone 9b climate)
How much water does Lettuce need when hardening off???
Lettuce 05 Nov, (USA - Zone 3a climate)
Keep soil moist but not soggy wet. A light watering each day. Even twice a day.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 29 Oct, Lisa (USA - Zone 6a climate)
I've already harvested n cut back the tops. I grew them in a grow bag, is it possible to overwinter them inside my house under lights? If I do will the survive and grow flowers again?
Horseradish 29 Oct, Joy Thomas (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I live in NW Arkansas. I planted bohemian horseradish late this spring in large feed bucket containers. When do I harvest? Can I leave some in the ground or will it freeze since it us above ground in a container?
Lettuce 22 Oct, Jordan (USA - Zone 9b climate)
ive tried growing lettuce (romaine mostly) in spring here in california central valley, it does not like it at all. bolts every time. trying again in winter right now, will update.
Lettuce 24 Oct, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You grow different kinds of lettuce in the cooler months to the hotter months.
Brussels sprouts 19 Oct, Ann Spaid (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Seed was planted in June. When should Brussels sprouts be harvested in zone 7?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 16 Oct, Tina (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Yikes, I thought I could grow Sunchokes in zone 5 and bought a few. What do I do now? Can I still plant them in sunny spot or eat and wait next year? Are they still good if they got soft? I forgot them in the garage for a week. Thanks!
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 15 Oct, dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
my wife brought home a couple of Chayote that had started sprouting tiny roots out the bottom, so I researched and found that you can carefully split the fruit in half and retrieve the seed, you do not need to plant the entire fruit, but you must be very careful splitting the chayote because the seed is soft, not hard like an avocado or mango, and easily damaged when splitting the fruit. Then I planted them in small starter containers in the kitchen window, and after a few weeks when the shoots had gotten about 2 inches tall, I transplanted them outside into a 5-gallon bucket with a heavy-duty tomato cage as a trellis. A few weeks later one had been eaten by pests and died, but the other is growing and about 6 inches tall. I know this is the wrong timing for growing chayote, but since the seeds had already sprouted roots, I wanted to see what I could do with them. If the one remaining vine survives the winter here in Zone 10A, like my tomatoes and eggplants usually do, maybe it will flower and fruit next year. If a seed package or even a very reputable web site like Gardenate posts a recommended panting time, and your circumstances don't match that recommended timing, try it anyway, you never know what the results might be unless you try. I'll plant potatoes year-round whenever I have any potatoes sprouting slips. I may only get a few baby potatoes when panted "out of season", but it was either try to grow the sprouts or add them to the compost bin. I also grow garlic in Zone 10A even though it is recommended not to. They are smaller than if grown in better climates, but small garlic is better than no garlic, it still tastes great, just use two cloves instead of one.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 15 Oct, Angi (Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate climate)
Has anyone successfully grown sweet potaotes year round in a greenhouse? This year I did an experiment with one slip from an organic sweet potato, it grew, and grew in a pot and now i have tubers! I would like to try and grow these year round with lights and heat?
Garlic 14 Oct, Linda (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I put in my zone and asked about garlic and this response was below the grid: "Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 9a regions". Now I know that there is a lot of garlic grown in the USA, so don't know why it said that, in fact I used to live near Gilroy. Other web pages say to plant mid Oct. to Dec. Makes me wonder about the advice on this website. Am I reading it wrong?
Garlic 29 Oct, Christina (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I’m in 9b, central California and I have grown garlic for a few years. I “plant on the shortest day of the year, harvest on the longest day.” It has worked. Originally I just started with some organic grocery store garlic clusters, but now I save them from one year for the next.
Potato 14 Oct, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Which varieties of Indeterminate potatoes do well in Zone 10A?
Tomato 13 Oct, Tim (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Great advice
Strawberry Plants 12 Oct, Gayle in Mississippi (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Hi! Can someone suggest a place to buy strawberry plants. I started some from seeds, but only 3 sprouted, so I need more. I live in zone 8b, which has some hot summers. I'm looking for hardy super sweet strawberries. Thank you.
Sunflower 10 Oct, Kathleen (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Not sure if Im in zone 4a or 4b (Ossipee, NH). When should I plant sunflower seeds?
Spinach (also English spinach) 03 Oct, Elaine Fortune (USA - Zone 10a climate)
what is the best variety of spinach to grow in zone 10a?
Chives (also Garden chives) 03 Oct, Robert (USA - Zone 7a climate)
If I plant in October when will they be ready to harvest and once they die out in the winter will they grow again in the spring?
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