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Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) 08 Jul, Betty Brady (USA - Zone 2a climate)
When can sugar peas be planted in central Mississippi?
Tomatillo 06 Jul, Steve (USA - Zone 6a climate)
We have one tomatillo plant and it’s thriving but just found out we need a second plant for it to bear fruit. If I get another flowering tomatillo from the garden center, will it be too late? July 6th in zone 6a
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 04 Jul, Lolly Jones (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I have a entire row of beautiful pole beans with blooms but no beans. What do I need to do to get beans?
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 05 Jul, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
From flower should come beans, give it time.
Garlic 03 Jul, Rhonda Bowen (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Just to clarify what I think I understand…. If I buy one bulb of garlic and break it apart into individual cloves, I plant each clove and expect to get a growing bulb. Am I one the right track here?
Garlic 05 Jul, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Yes one clove will then grow and produce a new clump of cloves.
Beetroot (also Beets) 01 Jul, Susan Lauer (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Any tips for growing beets in the south? Also why does it say not to grow them near corn? I had thought the corn could provide some shade and lessen the heat. Thanks!
Beetroot (also Beets) 05 Jul, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4a climate)
I don't know the reason but if planted beside the corn and it shades the beetroot then the beetroot won't receive enough sunlight and you will have weak thin plants. Corn needs sun and heat.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 30 Jun, Paul Rose (USA - Zone 7b climate)
How late can transplant bell peppers in zone 7b?
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 05 Jul, Anonymous (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Go to the top of the capsicum page and it will tell you. Set to climate zone 7b.
Rhubarb 27 Jun, Meagan Messinbird (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Where can I buy rhubarb root to plant ?
Rhubarb 25 Jun, Deborah Winquest (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I live in south central Tennessee and want to grow rhubarb. Can I do so as a perennial or do I have to treat it as an annual? And where is the best place to plant the crowns?
Sunflower 23 Jun, Cristal Chacon (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I planted sunflower seeds today. Hoping to get blooms by mid August. Do you think this will happen? Or not enough time?
Garlic 15 Jun, steven witzer (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Can I grow music garlic in zone 6b, and what if I am sent the garlic too early?
Garlic 17 Jun, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Check the planting times here for garlic.
Garlic 03 Aug, Dirty Fingernails (USA - Zone 9b climate)
The chart you refer to says garlic is not suitable for zone 9b.
Asparagus 14 Jun, Desert dwelling gardener wannabe (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What is the best variety of asparagus to grow in zone 9b?
Asparagus 17 Jun, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
No planting time for asparagus in your climate zone. Maybe wrong climate.
Potato 13 Jun, Deb (USA - Zone 10a climate)
How late can you start growing potato’s? My first batch was planted March 20 but plants are already wilting back and I was wondering if I could plant more in June?
Potato 16 Jul, dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I live in Zone 10A and have been growing russet and golden potatoes in grow bags and large containers here for about three years, and I notice I can plant them year-round and they will grow, just slower in winter, and if we get an occasional frost, it may kill the top, and when temps hit around 100 or hotter the potato tops may die off also. No matter what time of year, my potatoes often grow for a few months and then the tops start to die off no matter the season or conditions, but I don't know why, so when that happens, I'll reduce the watering for a couple weeks and then harvest. I try to do "succession" planting, so I always have some potatoes growing, and am still experimenting with what works best, especially trying to learn more about correct watering for the Zone 10A conditions. I do have better success, producing more and larger potatoes, with 10-20 gallon and larger containers than the 7-gallon fabric grow bags.
Potato 17 Jun, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Check the planting times for your zone.
Rhubarb 13 Jun, Catt Mandu (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I am growing Victoria rhubarb in three-gallon nursery pots in North Georgia. I started the plants (small roots) this spring in a sunny area during cool weather, but moved them into partial to full shade as the heat increased. The soil in the pots is a loamy sand mixed half and half with compost. I water daily, about a quart of water per plant. I top dress each pot with about a teaspoon of granular 13-13-13 fertilizer whenever I notice growth slowing down, roughly once a month.. So far, it has handled temperatures up to 95 F with no problems. My plants are huge, about 3.5 feet across with long thick stems. One thing I have noticed! is the stems are mostly green, not red, this could be due to the shade, or possibly heat. They still taste great in strawberry rhubarb pie, though I'm harvesting very little this first year, hoping for the plants being larger and stronger next year. As a precaution against disease, any leaves and stems that are starting to yellow with age I pull off of the plant and compost them.
Watermelon 08 Jun, Marlow (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I seem to have bottom rot on my watermelons. Two out of 3 are effected. I've read that it's because the soil is lacking calcium. I'll be getting a soil tester tomorrow to check the pH. What would be the best thing to add calcium to the soil? I just don't know if that would work or if I should start new seeds and plant in an area that already has the pH suitable for watermelons...
Watermelon 17 Jun, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Probably too late now but use Epsom Salts - scatter some of this in your soil in future especially where you plant the seeds.
Watermelon 13 Jun, Sarah (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Maybe adding eggshells to the soil will help
Onion 02 Jun, Rick Nuffer (USA - Zone 7a climate)
do walla walla onions grow well in Utah?
Cucumber 02 Jun, Jesslyn (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I think I'm going to lose my cucumbers to mold. Is it too late to plant new?
Cucumber 06 Jun, Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I'd try starting a packet of fresh cucumber seed in a domed container (to keep in moisture to speed germination) and soak the seeds the night before... Then you should be able to choose the biggest seedlings to up pot for a week or so and get them hardened off. You could still plant out the other small seedlings as well and with that many seedlings you may get the amount of cukes you were short on with the loss of your damaged plants. We lost plants due to deer eating them and had to do this... The heat of the summer was a challenge with tender transplants but we still had cucumbers in the end. Not as big, but smaller cukes are good for salads and pickles. I'd throw a packet in some water and get them in a container with drain holes and some good soil... get them going... they are pretty fast. Hope this helps! Best of luck!
Tomato 31 May, Iris Sullivan (USA - Zone 11b climate)
where to buy tomato seeds for tomato plants that can withstand 11b climate.
Tomato 19 Jun, susan pawley (USA - Zone 10b climate)
its really hot and humid in south east florida. too far inland for any sea breezes too. I had great luck with a variety bred by UofF for growing here called Floridade. Another one also bred for south fl climate is Talladega and Amelia. I havent grown them for a few years I think I got the seeds on line at rareseeds.com but not sure. Only getting back into gardening last winter as Ive been on hiatus due to illness.
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