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Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 19 May, Mike (USA - Zone 9a climate)
How much 33-0-0 Nitrate should I use on my sweet corn per 100 ft of row? My rows are pretty big, so I would say the corn is at least 2 feet apart from row to row. That said should I plant at the bottom of the rows, or closer to the plants? Thanks.
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 24 May, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Is the 33-0-0 the NPK of the fertiliser? If so I would use a more balanced fertiliser 12-15N, 3-6P, 8-15K. Grow your corn to about 1.5 feet and then run a handfull down each side covering about 4-5' with each handfull. Then hill the soil up around the plants - new roots will grow and help stabilise the plants. If you want to fertilise before planting don't use 33N - it will burn the roots of new germinating plants. Spread the fertiliser over about 1' of the row width and rake/dig it into the soil before planting seeds.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 17 May, Winter (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Why do people plant Burdock? In my area, it grows everywhere and overtakes everything. It’s also impossible to pull w/ the hands, I have to dig them out to remove them. Genuine question, as there’s obviously a use for them if there’s a guide to growing them!
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 18 May, anonymous (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Read the notes about it - it explains it.
Rhubarb 15 May, (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What variety of rhubarb will grow in zone 8 or 9
Rhubarb 06 Jun, Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
We grow Glaskins Perpetual Rhubarb and Victoria and they both do very well here in Eastern NC.
Potato 13 May, Kathy Blackburn (USA - Zone 7b climate)
What sweet potato is good for zone 7b Long Island NY
Potato 18 May, anonymous (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Probably any.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 11 May, Diane (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Is Amaranth perennial in Cleveland, Ohio/
Rhubarb 05 May, Amathonn (USA - Zone 9a climate)
My Month by Month Florida Gardening book says you can grow rhubarb year-round in north Florida and August to October in central and south Florida. I’m guessing shade cloth would be in order for the latter two the rest of the year. I never cared much for it growing up in Iowa but I think I’ll give it a try at my little hobby farm near Arcadia, Fl just for the challenge of it.
Rhubarb 06 Jun, Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
If you can plant them either in big pots or in dappled sun/part shade it may be helpful but I don't think shade cloth would help as much as drip irrigation may. Best of luck!
Rhubarb 06 May, Anonymous (Australia - tropical climate)
The plants probably need more regular watering than shade cloth. Heavy shade cloth will reduce the available sunlight. By this guide not a lot of opportunity to grow it in zones 6a or 6b. I have absolutely no idea what your weather is like - I live in Australia.
Brussels sprouts 03 May, kathy (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I planted my brussel sprouts in the fall and they haven't produced any brussel sprouts, only stalk and leaves. They are still in the ground. I used 8-8-8 fertilizer. Do I need to use a different fertilizer?
Brussels sprouts 05 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Gardenate advises plant in SEPT. They need cool or cold weather for best results.
Parsnip 02 May, Glenn T Terrebonne (USA - Zone 9b climate)
We can grow parsnips thru the hot summer if we plant now in may
Tomato 29 Apr, (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Any tips for growing tomatoes during the summer in zone 10b USA?
Tomato 09 May, LouElla Chevalier (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Use shade covers. I set 4x4's . 8' high. 40% white shade cloth. Prune bottom leaves to insure plenty of air flow. You can get a higher shade cloth, for your zone, I would get a 50% white shade cloth. I only use mine for late May, June, July and August. I take them down when I see the temps go below 95 deg. I also mulch to retain water. I do not water the leaves, only at soild level and in early mornings. During the hottest months, I water daily.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 28 Apr, (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Some maps say im zone 6a others say I'm in 6b so I'm not sure my exact zone but it's definitely 6. I bought this variety to plant as a cover crop with plans to leave it to grow until winter kills it. When is the best time for me to plant it? I would prefer it to get super big before bolting for all the reasons they are used as a cover crop. My absolute preference would be it grew huge and long then freeze without many bolting.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 02 May, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look in the monthly calendar guide at the top of the page. Give it plenty of fert especially Nitrogen.
Watermelon 26 Apr, Noelle (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Spacing for vertical watermelon growing? I have a 2x4 bed and planted watermelon on opposite ends on one side (Sugar Baby variety) and one on the center on the opposite side (Crimson) with the goal of having them grow vertically. I only expected three plants total but planted more seeds since these were older seeds. I now have eight watermelon plants that are growing beautifully. I don't want to thin, but I'm sure it's necessary. Any advice on spacing for vertical growth? I've read all sorts of different suggestions online.
Garlic 25 Apr, Penny (USA - Zone 5b climate)
How do I grow California softneck garlic in zone 5B, to be PLANTED in the spring?
Garlic 26 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The guide says Sept - Oct planting - if that isn't your Spring then it won't grow.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 25 Apr, Susan Peterson (USA - Zone 5b climate)
Your site, and Geri Harrington's book, describe Asparagus pea/winged bean as low growing. But the catalogs and seed packages I have seen speak of it as growing up poles or a trellis. Also Geri Harrington's book ( Grow your own Chinese Vegetables) says it is not so tender as other beans and can be planted somewhat early, before last frost, whereas other sources say to wait until after last frost. I have seed packets for several kinds, red flowered and blue/purple flowered. Can you resolve these issues for me?
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 26 Apr, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You could experiment with a few of the seeds of each variety and note which are successful.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 23 Apr, Chris (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Why can’t bush beans be planted near sunflowers?
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 26 Apr, Anonymous (USA - Zone 5b climate)
The flowers would shade the beans too much.
Asparagus 19 Apr, Dawn (USA - Zone 10a climate)
When you buy crowns does only one shoot grow from one crown? It looks like from pictures that there is more shoots coming up if your planting them 8 to 12 inches apart? Since we live in central coastal California is it best to go to a nursery in town for buying the two year old crowns?
Asparagus 21 Apr, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
The crown will produce many spears. As it grows it produces more and more over the years. Plant 2' apart. Buy 1 or 2 year crowns.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 19 Apr, Darin (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Popped mine in poor soil about 3 inches deep in Nov (I read they don't like rich, amended soil). Haven't seen anything yet. Maybe sunchokes in zone 10b is a problem?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 21 Apr, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10b climate)
The planting guide here says they won't grow in your zone.
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