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Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) 27 Oct, Marion (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I want to make kimchi and I want to grow my own cabbage.were can I get seeds or ready sprouted plants
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) 28 Oct, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try an online seed supplier, like Egmont Seeds or else garden shops - Bunnings, Mitre 10
Rutabaga (also Swedes) 27 Oct, Steve (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Why exactly can you not plant Rutabagas next to Broccoli? The few companion planting guides out there that I have found says NO they hate each other. What's the science behind that thinking?
Rutabaga (also Swedes) 28 Oct, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
It is usually because they might produce chemicals in the soil that affect growth or they take the same nutrients from the soil and are susceptible to the same diseases.
Parsnip 24 Oct, Edwin S Bedford (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
It is Spring in South West Victoria , my daughter has planted Parsnip and growing well. Suddenly they have all bolted, can you help please. regards Edwin.
Parsnip 26 Oct, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My thoughts would be- your soil is not very rich and they went to seed or you planted too late in the season. I'm sub tropical and Gardenate suggests I can plant as late as Sept. They take approx 5 months to grow. So I would be picking mid to late Feb. Probably too wet and way too hot in my book to grow in summer. We are having 30 degree temps now. To me they are a winter crop. I have been eating mine for the last 4-5 weeks, so I must have planted in May. You say you are cool/mountain climate, are you having high temperatures.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 24 Oct, Tim (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I've grown these in large 50+ gallon size bags and they do very well, however the bags can dry out quickly. I've found it best to grow them in wicking barrels cut from the plastic 55 gallon drums. These are much easier to keep moisture to the tubers.
Onion 23 Oct, Judy (Australia - temperate climate)
My onions are starting to go to seed. Why has this happened, and what can I do about it?
Carrot 21 Oct, John (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Do you have a recipe for use of kerosene on carrots? Thank you
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) 19 Oct, Phillip (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Perth which has hot dry summers. Borage may not survive direct sunlight and heat through the day. The planting location will be hence and with espaliered citrus….?
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) 20 Oct, (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant where they might receive some shade morning or afternoon. When hot water more often.
Asparagus 19 Oct, Kimberley (Australia - temperate climate)
My first attempts at growing asparagus were from seedlings. Very slow growth and few spears. Then I put in Mary Washington crowns 2yrs old. The first year I harvested a handful of spears. This is the second year- I’ve had continuous harvest since a early spring. As suggested, I’ve let a few ferns grow so that the crowns can develop and will increase my feeding so I get more spears next year. I have boy and girl crowns. Do you recommend an all purpose fertiliser at this time ?
Asparagus 20 Oct, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Asparagus takes about 4 years to be in good production. I assume when buying crowns they are 12 mths old (probably less). This is what I do sub tropical - mid August I cut the old ferns off, give the patch a good watering, then apply a generous amount of NPK of about 12-4-14, give a watering and then put 6 (??)
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) 17 Oct, Mary Boynton (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I want to grow chinese mini cabbages and chinese brocolli over summer.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) 15 Oct, John Copeland (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Could somebody tell me why my swedes (rutabaga) are woody Thank You
Rutabaga (also Swedes) 19 Oct, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Did you water them regularly?
Kohlrabi 15 Oct, Viola (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can i get seedlings of kohlrabi, and what time of the year? Will it grow in Auckland? Thank you
Kohlrabi 19 Oct, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try one of the garden shops like Kings or Bunnings. They should have seeds and possibly seedlings.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 14 Oct, Prasad Elan (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Will it be possible to obtain a packet of winged been seeds? I have heard about the nutritional value of winged been Regards Prasad
Cardoon 14 Oct, Leslie Trail (USA - Zone 6b climate)
You can also buy seeds at www.rareseed.com (Baker Creek seeds) They have a variety called "GOBBO DI NIZZIA" It is great for cooking or just for the flowers.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 14 Oct, Monet lovett-Darby (Canada - Zone 6b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Hi ! When is the best time to grow a luffa (Gardenate: www.gardenate.com/plant/Luffa?zone=53 )
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 13 Oct, marco (Australia - tropical climate)
i brought 4 zucchini plants planted them around 4 to 5 weeks ago i harvest my first one yesterday .live on the gold coast qld .
Sage (also Common Sage) 12 Oct, (Canada - Zone 2a Sub-Arctic climate)
Can this sage be used for smudging?
Sage (also Common Sage) 12 Oct, Bill Backouris (USA - Zone 10b climate)
in southern california zone 10b when should I prune back my mexican sage, also how severe a prunning is required
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 11 Oct, RODOLFO PORTUGAL (Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Is it possible to grow winged beans here in Windsor, Ontario? If it is possible, where can I get the seeds?
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 13 Oct, (Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
From the internet and plant May June as the guide here recommends.
Onion 10 Oct, jim (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I am interested in planting dates for onions all my seed packets put planting in late autum winter but they are differen on this site.My father always planted onion sets are they available in NZ
Onion 13 Oct, Anon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
The guide here is only a guide subject to your local conditions. You could try planting now.
Onion 11 Oct, Sassy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Jim, you just missed the spring planting season, ending in September. You can sow seed starts, in doors, under grow lights, in February to transplant in April or direct sow in May. The spring planting season begins with sowing starts in Jun, transplanting in August, or direct sowing in September. You can find this information in the Vegetable and Herb tab, click on Onion, select your Climate Zone and look at the coded calendar. Good luck with your onions next Fall.
Ginger 10 Oct, Angela (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
What went wrong? I planted the ginger buds and they shot up nicely and showed promise but when I wanted to harvest the roots were rotten. Too much water ??
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