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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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Rhubarb 18 May, LORI (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Can I grow rhubarb in zone 9A?
Strawberry Plants 13 May, CJ (USA - Zone 9b climate)
My Albion and Tiny Treasures strawberries not sweet. What liquid fertilizer should I use? Fish emulsion, Seawed Magic, Worm tea or something else? Also how often? Albion growing one plant each on fence in containers designed to hang. Tiny Treasures are planted in a tower on a turn table . So disappointed, help me please.
Strawberry Plants 22 May, Kimberly (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I use worm castings when planting in soil rich with organic material, Epsom salts and I grindup eggshells in my food processor and I start fertilizing with diluted worm tea and diluted fish emulsion with seaweed every 4-7 every other day slight waterings
Garlic 12 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I always grow my garlic from grocery store garlic, if I have no planting cloves of my own. I am in zone7...it alwAys germinated and proceeds to grow beautiful large garlic! I ordered some a good while back from a reputable gardening site, and it did NOT do well...almost no bulbs,
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 05 May, Rolanda (USA - Zone 9b climate)
My collard seeds did germinate but they aren't growing beyond the first set of leaves. What his happening?
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 06 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Are you planting at the right time? How fertile is your soil. Fertiliser, watering and full sunlight are required.
Strawberry Plants 03 May, Jane Hodges (USA - Zone 7b climate)
In Zone 7B, when can I expect newly planted strawberry plants to bloom? I planted bare root plants three weeks ago (April 12) and they are growing well, but have seen no blooms yet. Am I expecting too much too soon? Thanks!
Strawberry Plants 04 May, (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Read the notes here - 10-11 weeks to harvest. Around my place (Queensland Australia sub tropical climate - cool/warm winters) they plant late March early April and start harvesting in June.
Rhubarb 02 May, Trish I. (USA - Zone 7b climate)
We have very recently (April) moved some rhubarb plants that originated from my FIL's family homestead many years ago, from Denver CO to SC. I desperately want to keep these alive, mostly for my husband. Any advice? Our ground is hard as a rock in most spots and has a lot of clay, so figured I need to keep them in pots. How big of a pot do I need, should I be sure to put them on the side of the house where there's mostly only morning sun, in order to continue the "family line", should I try and gather seeds from the plant for the following year? Thanks!
Rhubarb 06 May, Laura Ellington (USA - Zone 8a climate)
you really are better off putting them in a raised garden bed with mixed clean top soil, lots of compost, peat moss, blood meal, and a slow release fertilizer. Rhubarb get very large and can live for many years and their root systems can get quite large, keeping them in pots will restrict their growth and you will have to water more often and continually use fertilizer more often then them being in the ground.
Rhubarb 04 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I suggest you read some articles about growing them. The bigger the pot the better 18-24
Tomatillo 24 Apr, Judy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Hello , I live In Northern California .Our location is Inland from Ocean. We do get plenty of sun in summer months into October . Do I need to cover gooseberry in afternoon heat ? I got this plant from a friend .I am learning about this Gooseberry Tomato. I want to know whether I can grow this plant behind another taller Purple Tomatillo in a separate barrel about 2 feet away and achieve cross pollination successfully ? Thank you ,Judy
Tomatillo 28 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plants need to be planted at the right time of the year. If it is really hot then they will need more watering (if they can take the heat), like each day not each 2-3 days. If you want cross pollination then you need to plant at the same time if close together. A tall plant will shade a smaller plant and it will not grow well, end up thin and weak. I don't know if you can cross gooseberry with tomatillo. I answer questions here and I'm just a home gardener who grows about 20 different vegies.
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) 12 Apr, Anonymous (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Maybe a little early as it says plant APRIL/MAY.
Artichokes (Globe) 10 Apr, Pam (USA - Zone 5b climate)
I love this site and all the very useful information you share!
Lemon Balm (also Sweet balm, ) 09 Apr, Vanessa (USA - Zone 6b climate)
My lemon balm did very well last year, but i don't see any sign of it coming back. I dont believe o saw it flower though last year. Is it still to early? I live on long island, ny.
Sunflower 07 Apr, Donna Mourra (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I'm looking for a sunflower plant for Zone 10
Sunflower 08 Apr, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Google a sunflower seed selling website and pick one out.
Onion 06 Apr, Duke Rick (USA - Zone 8b climate)
What is the best time to plant Maui onion seeds in my zone?
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