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Onion 01 Apr, Kaz (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Aloha What onions & tomatoes grow well in zone 11 Hawaii Ohau north shore
Cucumber 27 Mar, Eric Peterson (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Hi there! I was wondering why cucumbers shouldn't be grown near tomatoes? Thank you!
Cucumber 29 Mar, Brenda (Australia - arid climate)
You actually can. They are companion plants and grow well together but both dislike growing near potatoes. Basil also likes tomatoes and cucumbers. Funny isnt it :)
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 24 Mar, Tim McKelvey (USA - Zone 8b climate)
When speak of "compatibility to grow beside", how close or far is that? How far apart do compatibles and antagonists have to be that we don't need to worry about compatability factor?
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 26 Mar, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
To avoid problems, it is best to plant varieties listed as not compatible in separate beds or pots etc.
Leeks 24 Mar, Audrey Dempsey (USA - Zone 5b climate)
I am in Upton, MA. My leek plants arrived today. I was planning to be away in April and May, so I had them sent early. Now I am home with trip cancelled. Can I plant the leek plants now? If not, how long can I wait? I have 50 Lancelot leek plants.
Potato 22 Mar, Gretta (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I have dense clay yard soil with rocks so I may need to get ALOT of mulch to grow potatoes in zone 9b. Right? I'm a total beginner so any tips or feedback for zone 9b would be appreciated
Potato 07 Jun, Ross (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I like the idea from the gardener in Australia. G'Day to you. I also have soil like you with clay and rock so digging the trench allows a quick easy replacement but drainage can be a problem with the rocky clay soil. Potatoes love water but too much and they will rot. Try choosing a location with a higher elevation if possible. Sometimes rain pooling can be avoided at higher locations by digging a small trench as a drain. Avoid areas that are already wet or are typically wet. At my place the trench filled with water and took more that a week to drain. I back filled the trench and chose another location.
Potato 24 Mar, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You could try digging a shallow trench, put the seed potatoes in this, and cover with straw/mulch and compost or rotted manure. Keep topping up the straw as the potatoes grow. You'll end up with potatoes and some good quality soil.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 19 Mar, Kahyun Yoo (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Last fall, I harvested some of the eggplants in my back yard. Then now the color of branches turned into yellowish-brown. Is it able to have more fruit in this coming summer? Or should I sow some seeds in the bed after rooting out the former ones?
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 18 Mar, Vhy sanders (USA - Zone 5a climate)
How well will eggplant grow here ??
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 13 Mar, Jerbear64 (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I simply got the seeds from the berries I purchased at the grocery store.
Peas 12 Mar, Melissa (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in Sacramento and it gets HOT. Should I plant my peas on a North or South side of my property to reduce heat stress? I've never been able to get my seedlings to progress very far in the past. TIA
Potato 11 Mar, Chuck (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Could you please use US measurements (inches/feet) instead of metric? Gardenate reply: Each plant page has (Show °F/in) about two lines down from the top to change between metric/non metric
Yacon (also Sunroot) 08 Mar, MissChievousRN (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can yacon be grown as a container plant indoors in colder climates? How big of a container?
Yacon (also Sunroot) 26 Mar, Tim (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I would grow it in a "wicking barrel". Use a plastic 55 gallon drum and cut it in half, now you've got two. See how to make one on YouTube. Yacon needs pretty good light so put the barrel close to a large window or enclosed porch.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 26 Mar, Tim (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I wish I could find some yacon to grow! Would you tell me where you found yours. I've been wanting to grow ya on for years out here on the farm but haven't found the tubers.
Garlic 07 Mar, Joe (USA - Zone 5b climate)
Never grew garlic before. Ready to flip garden bed and prepare to plant. Is Northwestern Pennsylvania in spring to early to plant? Thanks.
Garlic 12 Mar, Martin (USA - Zone 6b climate)
We are growing garlic for first time and put them in in the Fall (Oct). They grew rapidly and then laid down for the winter. We are expecting them to jump up as the weather warms and should be ready by early June. From what I understand if you plant in the Spring you will have stunted bulbs.
Garlic 01 Mar, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Hi Newbie here to garlic I'm in 5a zone northern state in USA Garlic says best in our zone to plant in September and October but it says 17-24 weeks to harvest yet it says it needs a temperature of 50 to 90゚ That would put it into our Winter season shortly after planting them can someone explain maybe I misunderstanding What it is saying. Thank you (Gardenate reply : I have added the information that explains what to do if planting late in the year)
Basil 29 Feb, Laura (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I’m in Zone 7a/b. When planting seeds in trays, how much light should they get? My cats destroy all plants, so I need to find a place they don’t go, and I’m not sure there’s enough light in that room. Unless just normal daylight from a window is adequate for the germination period (I have 10 black thumbs and really want to get this one right. I’m tired of paying so much for fresh basil from the grocery store)
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 24 Feb, Liam (USA - Zone 5a climate)
How much space between rows
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 27 Feb, Liz at Gardenate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You can grow spring onions close together, about 8cm/4 inches between rows
Potato 20 Feb, Tom De Marti (USA - Zone 10a climate)
We're looking for red seed potatoes to grow in SoCal.
Rhubarb 18 Feb, Shari (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What about growing rhubarb in the San Jose CA area? I am in a warm, sunny, dry subtropical zone. The last rhubarb I planted was Victoria. It was pithy and green and bothered my stomach. I was going to try KangaRhu which supposedly is bred for warmer climes. I am a transplanted Midwesterner who misses my rhubarb. Has anyone had successful experience in my area? What type?
Rosemary 17 Feb, Thomas Norris (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I am in zone 9b. Will rosemary survive all day, 10+ hours of summer sun?
Rosemary 08 Mar, Patricia Foster (USA - Zone 9b climate)
We have rosemary planted in the ground. We have had it in full sun as well as in partial shade - it thrives either way. Rosemary will get to be at least three feet tall and may create 3-4 foot diameter bunches so be sure to give it some space.
Rosemary 24 Feb, Gracie (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in zone 9b, and I have one Rosemary in a container growing nicely. It is a hassle-free herb. I have it outside in a full sun area. I just make sure it gets its water. I also have Basil, this is in partial sun area. It is also a hassle-free herb. Just protect them from bugs.
Rosemary 20 Feb, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
It should love that! Make sure it has a gritty, well-draining soil (nutrient-poor is fine), and give it a good soak about once a week, or every few days in a major heat wave. Rosemary is a very tough, easy-to-care for plant once established.
Potato 05 Feb, Lee Godfrey (USA - Zone 7a climate)
How much sun do potatoes need.. Can they be planted in the morning shade and evening sun
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