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Rhubarb 18 Feb, Shari (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What about growing rhubarb in the San Jose CA area? I am in a warm, sunny, dry subtropical zone. The last rhubarb I planted was Victoria. It was pithy and green and bothered my stomach. I was going to try KangaRhu which supposedly is bred for warmer climes. I am a transplanted Midwesterner who misses my rhubarb. Has anyone had successful experience in my area? What type?
Spinach (also English spinach) 17 Feb, Jett hook (Australia - temperate climate)
Can spinach be grown in northern Victoria
Spinach (also English spinach) 18 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Set your climate zone to temperate then select spinach (which you already have done). Read the info provided. There is a monthly calendar there at the top to tell you when to plant.
Rosemary 17 Feb, Thomas Norris (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I am in zone 9b. Will rosemary survive all day, 10+ hours of summer sun?
Rosemary 20 Feb, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
It should love that! Make sure it has a gritty, well-draining soil (nutrient-poor is fine), and give it a good soak about once a week, or every few days in a major heat wave. Rosemary is a very tough, easy-to-care for plant once established.
Cucumber 17 Feb, Rebecca (Australia - temperate climate)
New to veggie gardening. Is it too late to plant cucumber seeds? I can see from the calender this the last month. Also with a raised veggie garden will mushroom compost be the best?
Cucumber 18 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
This website is a guide, it is not spot on about everything. It tells you to apply local information. Gardening is a lot about trying different things but the times to plant are what they consider the best time to achieve the best results. If it says to plant Nov to Feb then you could probably plant Oct to Mar. I find mushroom compost to be very expensive for what is in it. Any kind of compost will do, manures, grass/leaf compost, seaweed, worm poo/tea, any organic matter that has broken down. An easy way is to put grass clipping/ straw etc as a mulch (only about 50mm thick) around your plants, as the plants grow the mulch will be wet and start to break down, by the time the crop is picked it is half way to compost, then dig it into the soil.
Pumpkin 16 Feb, Paula (Australia - temperate climate)
Every year I get pumpkins pop up from compost that we put around the fruit trees. This year I have 10 large ones, and a number of small ones that might mature if it’s not too late. They are a mixture of Queensland blue and Kent. No butternut this year. Last year we spread the compost out the front and did not get a single fruit, otherwise we average 10 a year.
Pumpkin 18 Feb, Another gardener (Australia - temperate climate)
Last year the compost may not have had pumpkin seeds in it. If it did the seeds may have gone rotten. Or they were too deep in the soil. Why not take a few seeds from the pumpkin you eat each year, dry them out for a couple of weeks and germinate them next year, Put the dried out seeds in a little plastic bag and store them in an air tight bottle in the fridge. You can produce about 3-6 pumpkin per plant if the bees are active or hand pollinate.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 16 Feb, J garthwaite (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Is it too late to sow runner beans in glass house
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 18 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
I have never had a glass house, but if I did and lived in a cool place, then I think the glass house would raise the temperature a lot inside to maybe temperate or even sub tropical levels. Apply that thinking to your planting and growing times.
Horseradish 16 Feb, Chris (Australia - temperate climate)
Does horseradish produce seeds. If, when and how to recognise them. Where to buy in Australia the horseradish seeds? Regards Chris
Horseradish 17 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Try googling about how to grow horseradish. Look up seed selling companies to buy it.
French tarragon 16 Feb, Cassie (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I grow mine in a big pot that gets 5-6hrs sun in summer. Yes it seems to grow as a prostrate plant, not upright. Before first frost, i cut it right back (and stuff all excess stemms in bottles of white wine vinegar), put a light sugar cane mulch over the plant and drag the pot under the eaves to mitigate against our deep frosts. 4 years surviving so far. Will try propagating cuttings this year
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 15 Feb, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm in Adelaide S.A when is the best time to plant yams we don't get them here any where so I'm struggling to find information on what month is the best time to plant them I baught some on the internet and they have arrived and I'm storing them in the fridge but I have no other information Gardenate : see /www.gardenate.com/plant/Yam~Oka
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 17 Feb, anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
You are temperate - in sub tropical it says plant Sept to Nov, try then.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 14 Feb, Ahmed (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Can chillies be planted in a shaded area
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 17 Feb, Astrid (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi Ahmed, It depends on how much shade they get. I live in Johannesburg North and have successfully grown chillies in an area that gets around 3 hours of sun a day in summer (less in winter). Important is that they are in a sheltered location. I have successfully grown 3 chilli bushes - they are now 4 years old. The varieties I have were selected for their longevity (not annuals) and shade tolerance, and bought online from Livingseeds: 2 pepperdew types (Shan's sundew and Carl's sundew) as well as the West Park Birds Eye chilli. The West Park produces so prolifically that I get more chillies than leaves on the plant! You will need to do some pruning of the bushes in spring because they get more leggy than they would in full sun - cut back about 1/3 in early spring before any leaves appear. So unless you have total shade I recommend you give it a try.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) 13 Feb, Marlee Williams (Australia - temperate climate)
Please advise where in Adelaide SA I can buy leaf mustard (aka mustard greens) seeds. Every time I think I’ve found somewhere the seeds turnout to be the variety that you cook with not the ones I want to plant in my garden. Thank you to anyone that can help me.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) 14 Feb, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You could try seed selling companies on the internet. BOONDIE SEEDS - put mustard greens in the search box.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) 14 Feb, Ali (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I just had a look at my favourite seed supplier. They do have a table green mustard list of plants, but there is also this one under the Green manure section that is also mustard greens mix. I've tagged the page it's on so you can have a look at all the green manure seeds they have. https://www.thelostseed.com.au/seed/green-manure/
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 13 Feb, Pauline Chiarelli (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I replant spinach in the same place as my last crop?
Garlic 12 Feb, janick whan (Australia - temperate climate)
whith is the best month to plant garlic .thank you
Garlic 13 Feb, Cas (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Look it up. Hit , make sure it's your zone at the top of the page. Likely Apr/May/Jun
Peas 11 Feb, William Maconachie (Australia - tropical climate)
Will sweet peas grow and flower in Cairns, Far North Qld ?
Peas 12 Feb, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go BOONDIE seeds and read up about them. And google what climate sweet peas need.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 10 Feb, Anne Brooker (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy the the green fava bean seeds
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 11 Feb, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Eden SEEDS.
Tomato 09 Feb, WALTER (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Hello, what kind of tomato variaties can be grown in East African conditions more so in central Uganda.
Tomato 10 Feb, Anon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Look up on the internet or phone seed selling companies. Go to local nurseries and ask.
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