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Peas 11 Jan, James (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Farmer's Almanac was probably talking about Southern peas (cowpeas-crowder, blackeye). They will ONLY germinate when it is warm.
Strawberry Plants 10 Jan, Jeanine Eastham (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I am looking for the Best varieties for Claremont CA. 10b. I just south of the 210 Frwy, and almost as far West as La Verne where it can be very hot in summer, but is about 8 degrees cooler on average than at the Clarmont Civic Center.
Strawberry Plants 12 Jan, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Look for internet sites that sell crowns, ring them if you like and ask.
Broccoli 05 Jan, Mark (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What is a good varietall of broccoli for zone 9b?
Broccoli 06 Jan, (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Go to a seed selling website and look at different broccoli. Most broccoli will grow in a variety of climates. Each climate will have a preferred planting time.
Rosemary 03 Jan, Linda Arencibia (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I bought four rosemary plants of substantial size yesterday, ( January 2nd). I live in Virginia in zone 7a. I wonder if I can plant these outside now or if I should wait until Spring. I keep my house at about 70 degrees and do not have any truly sunny rooms. The best and most consistent daylight comes from a patio door on the West side of the house.
Rosemary 05 Jan, E (USA - Zone 7a climate)
You need to judge by how cold it is in your area - frosts etc. Be guided by what it says here about doing cuttings if a lot of frosts. Maybe leave planting out until after the last frost. Plants need sunlight. Maybe put them out in the day and bring in at night if going to be really cold.
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) 02 Jan, Judy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What is it about winter savory that makes it unsuitable for "growing in USA - Zone 9b regions"?
Savory - winter savory (also Savory) 05 Jan, Anonymous (USA - Zone 8b climate)
It probably has something to do with soil and or air temperatures. Like tropical plants don't grow in cold places.
Potato 31 Dec, max (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Some gardeners keep stacking wood boxes and a light soil mix as the plants grow. It is said that potatoes will fill the whole stack of boxes. My attempts at this have failed. Can this approach be made to work?
Potato 05 Jan, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Do some research on the internet about how to do it. I wouldn't go more than about 50-60cm high, 20-24 inches. Soil would need to be fertile. Don't over water. Or just do it the normal way and hill the soil up as they grow.
Strawberry Plants 26 Dec, Richard levada (USA - Zone 10a climate)
My zone is10A (Fort Myers, FL) and for planting they recommend from Dec to Mar. Gurneys will only send out strawberry root plants in the spring (March). How can I store these plants until December? or what would you recommend?
Strawberry Plants 30 Dec, (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Go back to strawberry page and set your climate zone to 10a. Plant April/May and Sept/Oct.
Potato 24 Dec, Bonnie Ember (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Buy cloth potato bags, with flaps. Grow year round. Open velcro flaps, Enjoy! We live in the Sierra, at 3000.' Bring them in, on cold nights.
Rosemary 23 Dec, Alyssa (USA - Zone 8a climate)
My family and I have been trying to grow rosemary for a few years but we can't seem to get them through the winter. We know they can grow well here as there are plenty outside the shops around town but ours can't seem to survive long enough to get established. We tried wintering them in the garage this year as we have cats and can't keep them inside the house itself but it didn't seem to make a difference. Is there a variety that's better suited to my zone that might have a better chance, or are there any tips that might help me keep these plants going?
Rosemary 28 Dec, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is it possible they're getting too much water and/or your soil doesn't drain quickly enough? Rosemary is pretty tough and drought tolerant but it doesn't like being soggy too long, especially in cooler weather. Try adding more grit to the soil so the rosemary can dry out between waterings. You might also ask one of those shops if you can take a few cuttings from their plants, as rosemary is pretty easy to propagate from cuttings, and that way you'd know you have a variety that does well locally. They should be happy to let you, as rosemary needs to be pruned regularly anyway.
Rosemary 24 Dec, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Read the notes here, there are several tips to follow. Like do not overwater them especially in winter, they are a bit of a tough hardy plant, so don't water as much as some other plants. Have good free draining soil not heavy clay soil. They like sunshine so don't put in a garage, most plants need heaps of sunlight. And if you have lots of frost best to do a few cuttings for the next year.
Artichokes (Globe) 12 Dec, John Chrystal (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I had 2 of 3 over winter last year with no preparation and enjoyed 3 dozen tennis ball sized bulbs. For this year I started 2 dozen more, half green globe and half purple. 18 survived they went into the ground (French Mound beds) in late July. Now I’m wondering should I feed them and/or mulch them and if so, with what?
Artichokes (Globe) 14 Dec, (USA - Zone 3a climate)
If leaves are rich green colour then they have enough fert, if yellow then apply some general fert. Mulch with anything, have it loose so water can go through it. Only put it on about50-70mm thick.
Radish 12 Dec, Vanessa (USA - Zone 10b climate)
My baby sprouts were devoured in my raised bed, despite using bird netting. No bugs visible. What could it be??? So bummed.
Radish 14 Dec, (USA - Zone 3a climate)
You may have to go out at night to see what eats them. Could be snails or worms etc. If you can buy it, try some veggie netting.
Strawberry Plants 06 Dec, Stev (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I live in zone 9 a. Which plants can tolerate the heat and cold?
Strawberry Plants 07 Dec, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9a climate)
You have an April/May and Sept/Oct planting time. Check around your area for what varieties grow in your zone/area. Google about varieties.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 03 Dec, T & K Gauthier (USA - Zone 5a climate)
After pulling the yacon plant (we only have one), how do we store the rhizomes until spring planting time? We have a high tunnel, but I don't think it would be happy there over winter.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 04 Dec, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Read the notes here it tell you how to store them over winter.
Carrot 01 Dec, Reba Cummings (USA - Zone 8b climate)
If covered with agribon frost cover or pv now (Dec. 1), could I sow carrots ? We have had 2 frosts?
Carrot 03 Dec, Anonymous (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I suggest you go by the planting guide for your climate zone.
Tomato 24 Nov, Max (USA - Zone 10b climate)
My tomato plants in zone 10b (Los Angeles, CA) still continue to develop new flowers and grow a lot of new fruit. It seems like it is recommended to remove the plants at the end of the growing season... but how do I know when that is?
Tomato 26 Nov, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
It is probably an indeterminate variety (will keep growing), they can keep growing if you fertilise and water them. Determinate varieties only grow so high and most of the tomatoes ripen at the same time. Depending on what your seasons are like you could keep growing it. Or if you have produced a good crop and need the ground for another crop soon pull it out and ready the ground for the next crop or season.
Strawberry Plants 24 Nov, Steven (USA - Zone 13b climate)
what are some possible strawberry varieties for zone 12-13 I garden in humid-tropical South Sudan
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