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Potato 17 Jun, Mathi (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I Live in Zone 7b, Can i Plant potato now? Instead of seeds, I am planning to start with sprouted one from kitchen. Thanks in advance
Lettuce 17 Jun, Harry C Carter (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I grow red leaf lettuce in zone 10 A (Cape Coral Florida)?
Tomato 16 Jun, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Can you recommend some determined tomato that can be grown in zone 9. Thanks.
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 11 Jun, CH Brouwer (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Where to purchase Witloof roots or seeds in New-Zealand ?
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 13 Jun, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try any of the online seed merchants, like Egmont Seeds
Rhubarb 08 Jun, Shandi Paul (Canada - Zone 2a Sub-Arctic climate)
How do I get my rhubarb plant back to life
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 07 Jun, Tim (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I am in a small garden in zone 9a, has anyone ever planted squash (yellow, zucchini, and patty pan) at the base of okra plants. It is overbearingly hot and sunny on the squash plants and I am trying to use the okra as just a wee bit of extra shade during the hottest part of the day. It also gives me an little "extra veggie" in the okra row. I try to squeeze out every useable square inch in my little garden. Have you ever heard of this being done or has anyone tried it? Good or bad idea? I've looked and I don't see them listed as incompatible or even compatible in the companions listings. Just asking, I'm trying it now, just wanted to see if had been done before. If it works well, I'll let you know, if not and it's a disaster, I'll let you know that too! Tim
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 13 Jun, Sandra G (USA - Zone 10b climate)
It’s not a good idea because zucchini takes up a lot of space at the bottom, and the roots will compete for space, I’ve grown okra and it needs space and sun to produce. Why not grow zucchini in the middle of any plant that will get burned by the summer heat, if you cut the bottom layers of the zucchini and put sticks to train it up, it’ll provide shade for lettuce, celery, anything that can grow in partial shade, zucchini can be used as an umbrella with plenty of room to plant on the ground around it.
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 06 Jun, Barry (Australia - temperate climate)
Best time to grow corn temperate area (Check here : corn?zone=2 Editor )
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 06 Jun, Greg McFarlane (Australia - tropical climate)
Rosella plant is looking healthy & producing fruit, but some of the upper branches go brown & leaves & fruit wither. Looks like you bleach the colour out of branch. Located Mackay Should I put copper oxychloride at ground level or another solution
Peas 03 Jun, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
I am having a lot of trouble with growing peas. I have corrugated raised garden beds filled with bags of garden soil (like Hortico Garden Soil) from Bunnings. The plants grow very well and give quite a few peas but then they start to go brown starting at the bottom of the plant and it travells up the stalk and leaves until they are all brown and dying. Any ideas?
Peas 06 Jun, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you leave any of the pods to dry up, the plant will stop producing and start to die off. You need to check that you are not missing even pods with one pea and remove them .
Watermelon 02 Jun, Val Tanguilig (Australia - tropical climate)
What varieties of water melons are best for winter growing at Carnarvon area, Western Australia? Thanks heaps!
Ginger 02 Jun, Avhapfani (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
where can I get a seed of ginger
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) 02 Jun, Tom (Australia - temperate climate)
Do I need vegetable dust to protect snow peas?
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) 14 Jun, John Mauger (Australia - temperate climate)
peas are relatively pest resistant apart from, perhaps, slugs. The main problem you can have with peas is Powdery Mildew, a white powder on the leaves. This can be controlled with a fungicide or with a spray made from 10% milk (any sort) in water. This spray is used by organic growers.. Trust this helps
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 01 Jun, G'Day Farm (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We start seeds in early august in the green house. They need around 27C to sprout. We transplant out in late September. We have been saving our own seeds, however our first batch of seeds came from Boondie Seeds. They have heirloom seeds so they are ideal for saving. Personally I prefer the Clemson Spineless as they seem to be more prolific with pod production. The others tend to just produce amazing looking leafy plants, but not as prolific pod wise.
Garlic 31 May, Mary Manion (USA - Zone 7a climate)
My first year growing German Red Garlic I bought from Burpee's and planted last early November, in 7A South Jersey, USA. Late frost, then huge temperature variations and a heat wave of 97 last week is doing us in! I have been careful to keep it watered. But suddenly after that lots of my spring greens bolted and my garlic- which did NOT flower- just started to fall over and turn yellow. I have left them in the ground as it was not supposed to harvest until mid July! Any chance it will spring back? Should I cut the stem off? Thanks for advice!
Rhubarb 30 May, (Canada - Zone 2a Sub-Arctic climate)
When is rhubarb ready for harvesting?
Ginger 30 May, Priscilla (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can I grow ginger in Limpopo around Thohoyandou?
Ginger 29 May, Mr Anseer Man (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Buying ginger at Asian markets usually gives you bettrr shoot production than chain stores. In zone 5,6,7 start them indoors in large peat pots in February. By May they will be ready to go out, cover at night, frost does the real damage, short bursts of freezing temps will not kill the root. They sprout back quickly if fertilized aggressively.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 29 May, Tammy (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Have you considered the Carolina reaper? You may have to order plants but it is a very hot pepper..supposedly hotter than ghost
Tomato 28 May, Josef (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Hello, i read that i can plant tomatoes until the end of mai but most people say that i need to transplant my tomatoes until march. I bought 8 tomatoe plants (1 determined, 3 cherry tomatoes, 4 beefstake or normal sized tomatoes) will the produce any tomatoes? And if not should i try to keep them alive for the fall season (by putting them in the shade or my garage or inside my home)?
Tomato 01 Jun, Anthony (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Josef, Tomatoes in 9a or 9b can almost be grown every month, but tomatoes die if there is a frost, and stop growing/producing if the temperature is above 95F. Since this the beginning of summer, it is not advisable to plant tomatoes until after the heat of summer. If you have young tomatoes planted try and shade them, or keep them healthy so they can resume growing after the summer heat has passed.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 28 May, Wendy (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Catherine, I planted 10 seeds early February. Nothing happened for weeks but now most are about 20cms tall. I have to prop them up. My seed packet indicates that no fertiliser is required as it is ‘a very strong nitrogen fixer’ whatever that means. Good luck.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 26 May, Joanne L Hilder (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My Rosella bushes are currently very productive and making lots of jam. However i am not sure what to do when the fruit is flowers are finished. Do I prune or pull up and start again in Sept/Oct with new seedings? I live is suburban Brisbane. I would love some advice from experienced growers.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 23 May, Adela (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Hi, i live in Ontario. I got a golden berry in the husk from the market. i saved the seeds as folows: open the fruit, squeeze all flesh and fruit in a strainer. Wash it well, the flesh will separate. Pick it up and wash the seeds some more. Then you can put them on a paper towel to dry, they will stick to that but you can plant them with the paper, no problem. Or put them on a plate, let them dry well adn the bag them or plant them. I planted about half the seeds. Cover lightly with soil and i set them under growing lights, covered. I started them in January, they took about 3 weeks to emerge, uncovered and let them grow under lights. Potted them up. They say do not fetilize, but the leaves came yellow with green stripes, so i fed them fish emulsion diluted. They grew beautiful. Fed them about 3 times only. Never since. It is end of May and couple of them have a handfull of flowers. I experimented with pinching the top. Online they say do not pinch, let them grow 9 to 12 nodes and they will split naturally. true. The ones not pinched split and the first flowers grows right there. The pinched ones do not have any flowers yet, they are bushier though. I will plant them out in sandy soil in a week. I will save seeds this year and can send to anyone in Canada wanting to try. They are annuals in zone 5 so you need to start them every year. Very easy to grow, and if they make 150 to 300 fruits per plant it is well worth it. In the husk they store up to 3 months at room temperature. I can let you know how long will take from seed to fruit. Have fun !!!
Horseradish 21 May, mike (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I wish to buy fresh horseradish rood for medicinal purposes. Where can I get some ? I am in Midrand. Thanks.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 20 May, Rosaline Thomas (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I would love to know when eggplant /ubergine was first farmed in South Africa?
Broccoli 18 May, (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I live in zone 10. It is now May and my broccoli has, of course, stopped producing. If I leave them in their pots thru the sumner, will they produce again in the fall?
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