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Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 26 Apr, Wendy (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted a couple of JA's in spring and about 8 weeks ago they shot up with lovely yellow flowers. I cut these off fairly quickly hoping the growth would go back into the Tubers. I am guessing i could dig some up, but i would like to also move some of the tubers to another spot. Can i do this now or should i wait until the spring?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 26 Apr, Maree (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Can you sucessfully grow zuchini plants in containers, and if so, how deep + wide should the container be for one plant please?
Basil 25 Apr, Monique (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I live in Florida around Daytona beach and can't grow basil to save my life. I've tried it in pots inside and outside. This year O planted it by my tomatoes and it still died. I'm I watering it to much too much sunny it said full sun but it looks like it's getting brunt... HELP !!
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 25 Apr, Anthony Akachili (Australia - arid climate)
Hi, I live in Perth and I would like to purchase an edible Taro Tubers. For planting and eating.
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 26 Apr, Sean (Australia - temperate climate)
Check Gumtree. I found some in Canning Vale, Eglinton and Bull Creek. trust this helps
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 25 Apr, malcolm (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Cape gooseberries. My grandfather got some from north Queensland, way back when and grew them at Sandgate, Qld., so I grew up with them. I moved from Alderley to Brighton to Runcorn and the gooseberries followed. Here at Runcorn is the only place I have not planted them but they appeared from nowhere. Easy to grow from fruit. After 2 years, a ladybird type bug eats the leaves and the plant dies, but plenty of seedlings grow.Ps. my grandfather passed away in 1977 and I'm 62, so they've been around for quite awhile.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 25 Apr, Mandy (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
When do green beans ripen
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 24 Apr, peter woods (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Can I grow the same wing bean bulb two years in a row or do I have to harvest from new seed every year ? We are in Tauranga. Thanks for your time.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Winged beans are perennial and will regrow in the spring. To harvest the seed you need to wait until the pods are full ripe which will be late in the season. As they can be very strong growers some people pinch the tip out after about the 12th leaf. This will cause the plant to send out side shoots.
Cabbage 24 Apr, Hans Kaderli (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Is it possible to plant cabbage on cabbage if you have a good pest and desease programme in place. This is for large scale 6ha..
Cabbage 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
It is not a good idea to replant cabbages in the same soil that you have just harvested cabbages from. The risk from soil-borne diseases and nutrient deficiencies would be the main problem. You would also be creating a continuous feast for insect pests. You would be better to have at least another crop in between, say pumpkins for autumn harvest, then replant cabbages after manuring the soil. This would reduce the insect pest problem as you would be growing them in the cooler months when there are not as many insects about. Zucchinis/courgettes would be another high yielding crop you could grow.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 24 Apr, itayi shumba (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
is it safe to grow okra in may june july months. how productive can the plants be in the winter months, not too much frost in my area
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
They may be perennial but it would be better to treat them as an annual and replant them each spring. This would also give you young, vigorous plants.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 24 Apr, Francoise Jorgensen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How do you protect the fruits from insect attacks without using pesticide?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 25 Apr, Giovanni (Australia - temperate climate)
Yates have a product called Natures Way Caterpillar Killer - Dipel. This is a natural bacteria spray that is absolutely harmless to everything except caterpillars. It works by disrupting the digestive system in the caterpillar which then dies.
Garlic 24 Apr, Kobus (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I'm a blind person and want to plant garlic. I'm looking for as much info as possible on the cultivation of garlic, but it looks like I'm at a dead-end. I found an address on the web, but they just don't answer my mails. Where can I get information please?
Garlic 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Garlic is not hard to grow. Get someone to read the information on garlic growing on this site. Click on 'vegetables & herbs and select 'garlic'. You can buy garlic cloves from fruit shops and nurseries at this time of the year. Make sure it is not imported as some imported garlic carries disease. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions, we are here to help.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 24 Apr, Donna Townsend (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I just purchased seeds from Seeds2freedom great service froo postage
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 24 Apr, Awhi Kingi (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I think I have some Daikon radishes in the garden that sprouted from birdseed , they are getting quite large . no one I know can identify them . I was hoping you might be able to look at the photo's for me and see what you think ? I'm a very new gardener but loving it
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 24 Apr, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have you seen the photo on the daikon page of Gardenate ?
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 23 Apr, Simon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I buy Burdock plants or seeds in South Africa. Alternaively_ where can I buy Seeds overseas?
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 24 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I found some on bidorbuy.co.za . search them and enter 'burdock seeds'. All the best
Beetroot (also Beets) 23 Apr, Gary (Australia - temperate climate)
can beetroot grow in wicking beds? What other vegetables would be ok to grow? This is a new venture as we will not be home for one to two weeks at a time and would like to work in the garden when we get home.
Beetroot (also Beets) 23 Apr, Jack (Australia - temperate climate)
The principle behind a wicking bed is that the water is drawn up by 'wicking' (like a candle or kerosene lamp). Any vegetable should grow in this system except maybe long carrots or parsnips that need deeper soil or growing medium. The wicking is only effective up to a certain depth. Try it and let us know how you go.
Potato 23 Apr, Vicky (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Hobart, I am hoping to plant potatoes, we don't really get frosts. will they grow? do the potatoes need to sprout before planting? Thanks
Potato 24 Apr, Carol (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Vicky, As long as you don't get frosts you can give them a go, although I have more success with early spring plantings - I'm in Central Vic and get some pretty savage frosts at times. I've copied some of the info from this site about potatoes but added a note or two of my own... . [My note - Much cheaper to buy organic spuds from a farmer's market or the like - either way, make sure they have several 'eyes' per potato] Before planting expose seed potatoes to light to start shoots growing [my note - this is known as 'chitting']. [My note - I don't always chit my spuds but you will know by doing this which ones will actually sprout and grow] . [My note - cut them after they have chitted and let them dry for at least 3 days up to 5 if the weather is rainy/humid] Hope this is helpful and good luck! (Some of this reply removed as it is already on the Potato page of Gardenate- Ed:)
Potato 23 Apr, Giovanni (Australia - temperate climate)
Potatoes should grow well in Hobart. Plant the tubers in spring when the soil has started to warm up a bit. Sprouting to get the potato started gets it off to a start. it is probably not necessary, as it wouldn't happen naturally, but does give the tuber a good start.
Cucumber 22 Apr, Francesca Lemon (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, I am planning to move to Mount Victoria up in the Blue Mountains and was wondering if cucumber can grow in the cooler climate? Thanks!
Cucumber 23 Apr, Ken (Australia - temperate climate)
You should be able to grow cucumbers successfully at Mt Victoria even with a longer winter as you get hot summers. Plant the seeds indoors in September in egg carton cells ready for transplanting into the garden in October. Plant the carton cell as well, it will rot. You can plant seed up until mid December. Choose a warm spot with good air circulation to reduce mildew problems. Growing them on a trellis is also beneficial.
Onion 22 Apr, Keikantseng (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I an staying in Taunton village in North west province. Can I plant onion in April?
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