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Rhubarb 21 Apr, Brian hargiss (USA - Zone 7a climate)
How well can I grow rhubarb in North West Arkansas ? Thank You
Rhubarb 25 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
You should be able to grow rhubarb in NW Arkansas. Plants are normally available in the winter from nurseries. Burpee's also list them. If your winter is severe put a good layer of straw over them to help insulate them.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 24 Mar, Bob (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Trying to find some Evangeline sweet potato slips. I've only been able to find commercial quantities. Any help appreciated
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 24 Mar, John (Australia - temperate climate)
'Evangeline' was developed at a horticultural research institute in Louisiana and has Intellectual Property Rights. This means that it could only be available to commercial growers who probably pay a royalty for the slips for their crops. You could try the Sweet Potato Research Station at: PO Box 120, Chase LA 71324. These restrictions seem onerous for home gardeners but help pay for the development costs for new varieties. Try them, they may be willing to send you a few slips.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 25 Feb, Dogmama (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can golden berries be grown in Wisconsin?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 26 Feb, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I am in southern Australia but my research tells me that you could grow them in 5a. you would need to get the seedlings started inside in trays or pots in April for transplanting outside in June. They need 3-4 months to harvest so would be harvestable in September. I trust your season is long enough for this. All the best.
Turnip 01 Feb, Billy Pressley (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What is the best soil to grow turnips
Turnip 04 Feb, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I am in temperate Australia which could be roughly transposed to your Zone 8. We can sow turnips from Spring until early Summer (about 8 months). Have you considered Swedes (rutabaga) which are a turnip/cabbage cross and are very flavorsome. Trust this helps.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 03 Dec, Paul A'Barge (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I have had zero luck with climbing beans in zone 8B. I buy the seeds from a local greenhouse/starter and plant - diddly comes up. Next year I am going to start seeds in starter pots and I will transplant those that show up and are healthy. I think the seller of the seeds does not want to bother starting seeds and so keeps old seed around to sell to people who want climbing beans, aka rip off.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 31 Oct, elizabeth (USA - Zone 5a climate)
can you plant the seeds from the fruit?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 29 Oct, marie (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Does anyone have any knowledge of Jerusalem artichokes sunchokes growing in Hawaii?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 26 Oct, bob (USA - Zone 7b climate)
where can i buy zepher squash
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 15 Oct, Roland Close (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I am growing Fava beans for the first time I'm my home garden. My friends in England are assisting me with emails and YouTube videos on the proper way to sow, grow, and harvest them.
Ginger 23 Sep, Le nguyen (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Where I can buy the ginger plant so I can grow it under ground? I live in CA
Ginger 01 Feb, Eric Ackley (USA - Zone 9a climate)
In the past, I have bought ginger at the grocery store. Plant several, and dig the root up when you want to use it, cut off a portion, and replant the rest. This year, i will plant more, as we only planted 1 ginger, and it got used up pretty quickly.
Strawberry Plants 18 Sep, Sharron Berry (USA - Zone 5b climate)
How do I winter Strawberries in ZONE 5b we have a very short growing season and are at 9000 feet. We tend to get a perma frost
Strawberry Plants 18 Sep, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Sharron, you can lift your plants and save the runners with roots started. If no runners then just use the plants. Wrap them in sacking and keep dry and out of the frost until you are ready to plant them. Then water well and plant as usual. They will take a little while to get started, starting them inside in pots might help.
Ginger 03 Sep, Richard Devries (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Can I grow ginger indoors ? How big does pot have to be ?
Ginger 27 Aug, Kev (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can Ginger be grown in California?
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 18 Aug, Triciia (Australia - temperate climate)
I love my smoothies and have started to build a raised garden please can you tell me what greens do well together and when... Thank you in advance. Kind regards, Triciia
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 17 Jul, Elio Sonsini (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I buy lots of fava beans in a store of Southbridge MA I was wondering where they come from I make excellent dishes with fava beans, pasta with fava beans, fava beans with cicoria or just boil them
Potato 14 Jul, Selma (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is it to late In the season to start potatoes in zone 10b?
Tomatillo 02 Jul, Patricia Dunsky (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Where can I buy tomatillos in New England area?
Sweet corn (also maize) 01 Jul, Katie N (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I want to plant the 3 sisters, corn (maize), beans and squash, for my zone (9b) both beans and squash can be planted in Aug/Sep but I've missed the cut off for sweetcorn. Has anyone had experience of planting maize in this climate at this time? Will it work or am I likely to be disappointed? Thanks for any help. Katie
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 18 Jun, james kwon (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Is available at my area? what is this vegi good for?
Brussels sprouts 13 Jun, Kathy (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Hi! When it says "S" it means start seeds inside, when it says "T" it means to transplant those seedlings outside in the garden. When it says "P" for plant outside does that mean you plant the seeds outside? I'm unsure because, take Brussels Sprouts for example - It says "S" in March and "P" in May and June; what is the "P" referring to? I'm just confused because some vegetables have an "S" and a "T". Thanks for any help you can give me!!! "Plant in garden" means to sow seed directly into the garden where you want the plant to grow.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 29 May, Garvin Johny (USA - Zone 13b climate)
My Rock melon leaves are turning yellow near the edges and the buds at the end of the tendrils are also the same. Some of the young leaves I suspect are being eaten by something. I would love a solution.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 01 Jun, elaine (USA - Zone 10a climate)
not sure what is causing the yellowing - could be a number of things - too much water, or not enough nitrogen in the soil. You could try side dressing with composted manure. To stop the bugs spray with neem. 1 teaspoon neem oil in 1 quart of water with a dash of soap (washing up liquid works fine) and spray early evening. Also sprinkle diatomaceous earth over and around the plants. use the neem and DE on alternate days till you notice the leaves are not being eaten. happy harvesting!
Pumpkin 09 May, Meri Ford (USA - Zone 8a climate)
IT says not to plant pumpkins in the same bed as potatoes. How far from potatoes can pumpkins be planted?
Asparagus 19 Apr, angela bradshaw (USA - Zone 10b climate)
is there any variety of asparagus that will grow in USA zone 10B?
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