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Strawberry Plants 18 Jul, Vanessa Davis (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hello !!! Can Strawberries grow as a creeper on the fence (or will it spoil the growth...... or must it be flat on the ground ?
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 18 Jul, Taro (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Planted a whole bag of fijian pink in coromandel in may. Cut the corms up into chunks followed all instructions, but unfortunately they all rotted. Transplanted another variety that was growing before and it was 100% sucess rate although the leaves have produced round brown discolourations. Any suggestion for a particular variety and where to get it from? Cheers
Garlic 17 Jul, Soola Thoo (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can I put garlic gloves into soil in July/august and still be able to get harvest?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 17 Jul, Eric Nelson (Australia - tropical climate)
I'm actually in Thailand but your site doesn't list that. Having a hard time growing chilies here and looking for any hints. Soil has plenty of nutrients but does not dry out due to the rains and clay underlayer. At this point I'm thinking of adding sand to the soil to aid in drainage. I've dug a hole in the garden down to the clay layer and filled it with water. It drained within 5 minutes so it's really about my topsoil quality. Thanks!
Tomato 17 Jul, brian jones (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Should i remove yellow flowers from immature plants just planted?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 16 Jul, Elisha (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I have recently acquired several very healthy cape gooseberry plants that were grown about 40mins drive away. However our weather is much harsher (cold and snow several times a year). Do they stand a chance out in the weather or should I find a home for them in the greenhouse?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 17 Jul, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
They're frost sensitive and will die over winter unless you keep them in a greenhouse.
Garlic 15 Jul, Barbara (Australia - temperate climate)
Just wondering if I cut off the green tops for stir fry as suggested it does not hurt the bulbs growing?
Garlic 17 Jul, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Maybe try shallots - easy to grow and can grow most of the year.
Garlic 15 Jul, mick (Australia - temperate climate)
Never had any success growing garlic from supermarket stock despite the shoots being green signalling it's time to plant. I bought 2 rather expensive bulbs and planted out 6 weeks ago. The plants seem to be powering on but I'll see what they look like in December/January. Really hopeful they will work as we consume a lot of garlic...which Woolies and Coles are now selling for $25/kg. Any suggestions as to fertiliser applications, or not, during the growth cycle?
Ginger 15 Jul, mick (Australia - temperate climate)
I had my first attempt at growing ginger late last year and harvested my first crop a month ago. Amazing and the taste was nothing like what you purchase in the shops. I will be replanting shortly and will then keep a permanent clump on a rotating basis. I have not bee so lucky with my galangal. Got a fair result and then split up the next season but lost almost all of it. It might have been too dry. Currently have plants growing which have been better located and on mounded soil. They are supposed to have yellow leaves as the middle of winter at present but the galangal is emerald green with no sign of having a break for winter. Maybe the roots remember last season and are making up for their poor results.......... Looking forward to trying this crop as well.
Rhubarb 15 Jul, Jan Quirk (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
A friend gave me a healthy looking bunch of rhubarb with leaves intact. I have heard that it is not good to eat the stems if they have had frost on them as the toxin is forced down the stalk from the leaf, is this true? Thank you
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 14 Jul, Kathy (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I did not start my collard, cabbage, seed in March - can I plant the seeds in the garden now in mid-July? Also, can I plant cauliflower in the garden from seed in July? I live in zone 6b. Thanks!!!
Asparagus 13 Jul, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I trimmed my asparagus bushes about three weeks ago andI put about 2-3" of compost on them. Ten days ago I put 2-3" of horse manure and another 2" of compost on. In the last week I have had approx. 20 spears from 3 plants.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 13 Jul, Helga Martin (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have rossella growing and in the past have been successfull however the last two times i have tried to grow these they get to a height of say 400mm and they start a dieback with a white sap like liquid coming out of the bottom of the plant eventually killing it.Any help would be much appreciated we live up in the mountains west of Sarina yes we get frosts however the last rossella plants die back in late summer.
Potato 13 Jul, Mutebi Joseph (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
How can I get potato seeds in Uganda E.Africa??thanks.
Potato 16 Jul, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Your question is a challenging one because of disease that are affecting potatoes in Uganda. I suggest you contact your Agriculture Department or look up 'potatoes' on the internet to find healthy seed. It may be listed as 'Certified' seed which means that it is disease free. Trust this helps.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 11 Jul, Gary Alexander (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi , I live in Cairns ,where can I buy okra ? Many Thanks
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Jul, Sam (Australia - tropical climate)
At Rusty's
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 14 Jul, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Seed is readily available from seed companies like The Seed Collection, Greepatch, Eden Seeds, Green Harvest, etc. I think Yates also have it
Shallots (also Eschalots) 11 Jul, King J (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
"Peter Cundall's year-round planting and sowing guide for vegetables" ("suitable for Tasmanian and cool-climate conditions") on the ABC radio website says to sow shallots in May and plant them during June to August. I'm not sure what the distinction is supposed to be between sowing and planting shallots.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 14 Jul, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
'Sowing' refers to seeds and 'planting' refers to bulbs or sets
Horseradish 11 Jul, Trudy (Australia - temperate climate)
I always bought Heinz horseradish in a jar at Safeway or Coles now no longer available.Can buy it under Masterfoods but taste is horrible.Would love a real recipe to make my own(nice & creamy with a good bite of zest)where can I buy this plant??Bunnings??or other garden outlets???Please advise I live in Langwarrin vic
Rhubarb 11 Jul, Carole Leonard (Australia - temperate climate)
Can l grow rhubarb in a pot ? If so what is the best way to go about it?
Rhubarb 15 Jul, Sam (Australia - tropical climate)
Not recommended for pots. I tried over the years in Adelaide and had the most success in the ground.
Rhubarb 14 Jul, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Rhubarb like lots of manure, a good water supply and cool roots. If you can provide this in a large tub there is no reason why not
Horseradish 10 Jul, Mary Meyer (Australia - tropical climate)
My mother would grate approximagely equal quantity of raw horseradish and cooked beetroot which we would have with almost any kind of meat, espacially deli kind. If kept in fridge it can last for a while but we would use it up quickly.
Horseradish 16 Jul, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This combination mixed with sour cream also makes a fantastic dip!
Basil 09 Jul, Jayne (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Hi, I'm in Zone 11a and need some clarification. For example regarding Basil, when you state 'P - Plant In The Garden' are you meaning plant seeds in seed trays in these months or to plant out young plants (that were seed sown in trays 4-6 wks earlier) in these months? Hope that question makes sense! Thanks. (P-Plant in garden means plant into the ground unless your local weather is not suitable - in which case, start basil in a seed tray and transfer later. - Liz)
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 09 Jul, Allen Payne (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I've planted chillies that keep flowering but no fruit, do you have an idea of what I'm doing wrong. They are healthy!
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