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Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 15 Jan, Rod Ward (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Rhonda, I live in Caboolture, not far from you. Just wondering could we catch up some time to exchange ideas about growing Rosella plants. Thanks in advance Rod
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 15 Jan, My Quach (Australia - temperate climate)
Choko leaves become yellow Please advise how to save my choko.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 18 Jan, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Water and fertiliser
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 14 Jan, Britnie (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Hi, I live in Toronto, Canada. I love to plant winged beans, but I don't know when can I start to germinate the seeds and plant it. So I can have faster to harvest the beans. Thank you.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 18 Jan, (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
By the planting guide here they don't grow in your climate zone.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 14 Jan, nesane (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
right time to plant green pepper and its fertilizer program limpopo wambath
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 18 Jan, (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Check the planting guide here and just start with good rich free draining soil.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 12 Jan, Anthony (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
how to hand pollination rock melon flowers and which flower has to be treated to start fruit to grow
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 12 Jan, Liz (Australia - arid climate)
Hand pollination for melons with the male flower starts with carefully removing a male flower from the plant. Strip away the petals so that the stamen is left. Carefully insert the stamen into an open female flower and gently tap the stamen on the stigma (the sticky knob). Try to evenly coat the stigma with pollen. (From www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm) Female flowers have a tiny melon shaped bump behind the flower.
Garlic 11 Jan, Heidi Paulse (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I have a 1.3 hectre smalholding on the west.coast south africa and would like to start garlic planting.Where can l found a garlic planting guide. Thanks
Garlic 12 Jan, Carl (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
One of the best resources is https://livingseeds.co.za/garlic
Garlic 12 Jan, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Do you have agricultural government departments, ring them and ask.
Peas 11 Jan, James (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Farmer's Almanac was probably talking about Southern peas (cowpeas-crowder, blackeye). They will ONLY germinate when it is warm.
Ginger 11 Jan, Enoch (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I want to know how to grow ginger and garlic.
Ginger 12 Jan, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Google - how to grow ginger and the same for garlic in your country.
Strawberry Plants 10 Jan, Jeanine Eastham (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I am looking for the Best varieties for Claremont CA. 10b. I just south of the 210 Frwy, and almost as far West as La Verne where it can be very hot in summer, but is about 8 degrees cooler on average than at the Clarmont Civic Center.
Strawberry Plants 12 Jan, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Look for internet sites that sell crowns, ring them if you like and ask.
Artichokes (Globe) 06 Jan, Judy (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I planted my artichokes in the wrong place. Can I transplant them at the end of winter while they are dormant? I planted them in Nov 2020
Broccoli 05 Jan, Mark (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What is a good varietall of broccoli for zone 9b?
Broccoli 06 Jan, (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Go to a seed selling website and look at different broccoli. Most broccoli will grow in a variety of climates. Each climate will have a preferred planting time.
Rhubarb 05 Jan, Josephine B (Australia - temperate climate)
I have tried to grow rhubarb over the years, but without success - don't know why it seems to die as I don't over-water it - I just keep testing soil with my fingers until soil is only lightly damp. So now, I have another 8 crowns bought last year (2020). When I bought them most of the crowns had lovely fat stalks, so I cooked them up - YUM, LOVELY. This year (now Jan 2021) they all have very thin spindly stalks, have read that I need to leave them for another year to grow being only young plants. I've also read that one should remove the dying off leaves which I have been doing. Is this the general practice as mine have many spindly leaves with still more still producing. I've also read that these new spindly stalks can be use or is it better to leave them to die off then remove them? LOVE my rhubarb and can hardly wait to cook more up rather than paying $6.00 for 5-6 stalks from the supermarket. Anxiously waiting for your reply. Thank you.
Rhubarb 06 Jan, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Spindly thin leaves probably means lack of nutrient in the soil. Did you improve the soil with compost, manures, fertilisers before you planted the crowns. They probably need some regular fertilising, every 2-3 mths when growing. To buy crowns with big fat stalks doesn't sound right to me. They should have been left until production had slowed down like going into winter. The plant goes dormant in winter, so you plant crows in late winter early spring into good rich well drained soil. Any other people here with experience with rhubarb, I have never grown it.
Pumpkin 05 Jan, Sue Bradshaw (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I inherited a large Kent pumpkin vine when we moved into our house a year ago on the Sunshine Coast. It came with a single substantial pumpkin. As I've learned more about the way they reproduce I've tried to hand pollinate with only one successful outcome. The vine currently has two pumpkins, one of which was made without any help from me. A couple of weeks ago (late December) the vine became full of tiny female flowers and the male flowers were in abundance too. I thought I'd have a great outcome and even saw a bee or two. But not all of the tiny females even reached the flowering stage, just withered where they grew. It has been pretty hot and humid here, with temps 30+ most days and night in the low 20s. I keep the water up to them but they really suffer during the mid day heat. Would shade cloth help? Is there anything I can add to the soil?
Pumpkin 06 Jan, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Most veggies are grown as an annual. To have one 12mths old is a bit unusual. The vine would be very long now before the flowers appear, maybe the plant can't sustain that. Pumpkin zucchini and probably watermelons and rock melons etc When they flower they start with male flowers to start attracting the bees, then produce female flowers. The female flower is only open for one day generally and will be shut by lunch time. So it needs a few visits from bees in that 2-4 hrs to fertilise the female flower. Or needs hand pollination on that day. I live at Bundy and I grew pumpkin through last summer and it was 3-4 degrees hotter last summer than this year so far. I think you just have an old plant that has had it's day. After you pick this years crop think about planting next year in the spring, your vines will be well establish going into summer. It will also allow you to refresh the soil with compost, manures fertiliser etc.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 04 Jan, Heather (Australia - temperate climate)
Since I planted the silver beet next to a rose tree that was doing really well.....the silverbeet are doing well but the roses flowers have shrunk considerably and some of the leaves are yellow. Is it because the silverbeet is taking up a lot of the nutrition in the soil and should I also water more now to allow for all of the plants to get enough hydration? We live in Melbourne and it is summer. thanks
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 05 Jan, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just my view but I don't mix plantings of things together. As far as I'm concerned a rose garden is a rose garden. A vegie garden is for vegies. They require slightly different fertiliser. If mixing plantings then more fertilisering and watering is required especially in hot summer.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 06 Jan, Heather (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks good advice. I think i may try to transplant the silver beet somewhere else and see how it goes.Or i will leave them fertilise them more and water them more right now being summer.
Rosemary 03 Jan, Linda Arencibia (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I bought four rosemary plants of substantial size yesterday, ( January 2nd). I live in Virginia in zone 7a. I wonder if I can plant these outside now or if I should wait until Spring. I keep my house at about 70 degrees and do not have any truly sunny rooms. The best and most consistent daylight comes from a patio door on the West side of the house.
Rosemary 05 Jan, E (USA - Zone 7a climate)
You need to judge by how cold it is in your area - frosts etc. Be guided by what it says here about doing cuttings if a lot of frosts. Maybe leave planting out until after the last frost. Plants need sunlight. Maybe put them out in the day and bring in at night if going to be really cold.
Watermelon 03 Jan, EMC (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Anyone have tips if watermelon would work down in Invercargill? Would love to grow some fruits down here, but can't be tree based types. Rather tight on funds so cheaper is always better, but also happy for advice as well.
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