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Garlic 20 Sep, Kim Kautzer (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I'd like to try my hand at growing garlic, but we can get some pretty hot spring days here in inland Southern California. I'm wondering if I might have better luck in our "screenhouse," which has full sun around the east, south, and west sides (regular window screen that doesn't block any sun). The roof is covered with shade cloth. I have successfully grown tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, and herbs in large containers in the screenhouse. I'm hoping there'd be enough shade to protect the garlic on those super hot, sun-intense days. Thoughts?
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 19 Sep, Robin Mendelson (USA - Zone 11a climate)
What bulbs can I plant indoors in south Florida?
Garlic 19 Sep, Robin Mendelson (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Can you plant garlic indoors in Florida?
Yacon (also Sunroot) 19 Sep, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Did you manage to find some?
Potato 18 Sep, Mike Val. (Australia - temperate climate)
Query re coffee grounds - I have been composting for a few good years now, and I am fairly sure that if coffee grounds are left out on a plastic or concrete surface in sunlight for a month+ it will accelerate its breakdown and can be incorporated into the soil. If you are on good terms with a local cafeteria or coffee shop, their daily throw-out will astound you. Have incorporated this into my composting regime for some years now and grow some impressive veg. The trick is in the dry composting of the grounds before incorporating it into the larger composting mix. Give it a go !
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 17 Sep, Katherine (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Does anyone know where I can buy crookneck squash seeds in NZ?
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 19 Sep, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try online seed selling companies.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 16 Sep, Kay (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Libby: I moved to Katoomba about 33 years ago and also had a lovely bed of these gooseberries. They were doing really well out back although I often wonder if it was sunnier back then. Lost them with landscaping etc and am going to try again. Good Luck! Kay
Ginger 11 Sep, Sandra BOND (Australia - temperate climate)
what is the botanical name for the ginger that is best grown in warm temperate Sydney (Gardenate : Zingiber Officinale)
Brussels sprouts 10 Sep, Tandelakhe Mgijima (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can I plant Brussels sprouts in September
Brussels sprouts 14 Sep, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
It says Jan - March. The reason, most vegetables are seasonal, so you need to plant in the right season.
Rhubarb 10 Sep, Helen (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Does rhubarb have to be out of sun lite? Can it grow here in San Diego?
Rhubarb 14 Sep, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Most plants need lots of sunlight. Check what Climate Zone San Diego is in the climate zone section here and look it up if you can grow it.
Peas 07 Sep, Mrs Anne Handley (Australia - temperate climate)
I applied pea straw mulch to prepare my north facing veggie patch (I am a total novice) and pea seedlings emmerged a few weeks after. I have transplanted them into pots for noew as they are tiny. What can I do next and will they bear pods?
Peas 08 Sep, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
In the winter the sun crosses in the north of the sky, in summer it is more overhead. Select a place where you want to grow them and plant them out when about 100-124mm high. Keep the soil around the roots best you can when transplanting.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 06 Sep, Nigel (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
My beans have been flowering for 2 months. Lots of continuous flowers but so far no beans. Ideas please.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 07 Sep, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I had the same problem in sub-tropical Australia last. They probably prefer a cooler climate like yours. I put it down to wind last year although I have no idea. Maybe google about it or ring an agricultural dept.
Carrot 05 Sep, max guthrie (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi I have had lots of trouble growing Carrots here near Arrowtown ( so do all our neighbours ) with Black Rot or Carrot fly I have tried Neim Prills and white sugar but we still get it quite badly do you have any tips. Cheers Max.
Carrot 11 Sep, Joss (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Max, I have been growing carrots in large black plastic pots and have had no trouble with any bugs or nasty things. I sow the seed one by one in separate holes and in a circle around the pot, cover with some sacking and then lay a couple of largish stones to hold the sacking down till they sprout and then uncover them. I hope this helps. Joss Roberts
Garlic 05 Sep, Cynthia Hamilton (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I want to plant elephant garlic. I should plant it deeper, correct? This article said to just barely cover.
Garlic 07 Sep, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Plant as they suggest but keep an eye on the watering - don't let them dry out too much.
Watermelon 04 Sep, Harrison Brown (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I would like to know what type of fertilizers I can use to fertilizer my pigeon peas, corn, and watermelon plants?
Watermelon 07 Sep, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
A general garden fertiliser will do.
Asparagus 04 Sep, bill (New Zealand - temperate climate)
we have a asparagus plant that appeared in a place in our garden where we had not grown any last year produced 1 or 2 very thin spears that went to fern this year there is one normal size spear just coming up should we class this as 1st or 2nd year
Asparagus 07 Sep, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
If it germinated approx 1 year ago it would be 1 year old. You need to really look after this plant with compost/manures/fertiliser and regular watering. You won't produce a decent crop until the 4th year. Also I suggest you have 3-6 plants if you want a decent amount of spears each couple of days.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 03 Sep, TT (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Where do i find a plant or seeds to start?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 07 Sep, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Internet seed selling companies.
Asparagus 03 Sep, Peter Wise (Australia - temperate climate)
Can you please tell me how to look after asparagus after growing it from seed since November 2020. How and when to fertilise. Live in melbourne thanks in advance
Asparagus 12 Sep, (Australia - temperate climate)
And from seed
Asparagus 07 Sep, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You generally plant the crowns/plants now early spring. Grow in full sun. Dig a hole 2-3 times the size of the pot they are in now, mix a little fertilise in the soil in the bottom of the hole, plant the asparagus and water well. If it is still coldish in Melbourne wait until next month. Water 2-3 times a week depending on how hot/cold it is and whether your soil is light or heavy. Mix some compost or manures into your soil if heavy. In the future - cut the ferns off in late winter, give a good watering, then give a good fertilising and put about 4-6
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