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Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 07 Oct, Tai (USA - Zone 4a climate)
I am living in Des Moines, Iowa. I would like to grow burdock plants but I do not know they could be coming back the next year whenever the cold winter over. Please, let me known. Thanks!
Celeriac 18 Sep, Cynthia (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I peel and grate the celeriac in then sautee in a skillet for a replacement of potato hash browns.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 18 Sep, Andrew (USA - Zone 5a climate)
What types of amaranth grow in radford Virginia
Sunflower 13 Sep, Gary Barr (USA - Zone 12b climate)
I live in an area with typically 150 - 200 inches of rain (although not this year) and a temperature range of 55 - 85 - but mostly 60-75 degrees. Soil tends to be on the acidic side (volcanic soils) I'm interested in knowing if there are varieties of sunflowers that will grow in these conditions and also are good for honey production. Thanks
French tarragon 10 Sep, Jan (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I AM TRYING TO FIND A SHOP THAT SELLS FRENCH TARRAGON PLANTS (OR SHOOTS). Can you Help? Thank you very much!!
Strawberry Plants 26 Aug, Raut (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Pls suggest me appropriate varieties of strawberry and sowing time. Thks
Brussels sprouts 16 Aug, Lisa McCartney (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Trying to understand when to plant my brussels sprout seeds in Zona 10a. It says about P = sow seeds in Oct. Is that meaning to sow seeds directly in my garden? Because after that is says to start seeds in trays and plant out 4 - 6 weeks. Should I start them in seed trays and if so do I plant now so they can be transplanted in my garden in Oct or do I wait until Oct and just plant the seeds directly in my garden? Sorry the info is confusing.
Brussels sprouts 17 Aug, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Use seed trays to start your brussels sprouts, plant out as it suggests on the web page. Brussels Sprouts prefer cold/cool climate, so you need to grow them in your cooler months. October is a suggestion, November might work better if your weather is still warm in October.
Asparagus 05 Aug, Bob reddin (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
When and how to transplant, is puttting down canning salt good idea
Dill 04 Aug, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
What ph should the soil be for dill's optimal growth. I barely have enough sun so I must try to make watering, fertilizing, pest control, ph etc. the best I can.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 03 Aug, Jp (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Is there a strain of Amaranth that will re-seed itself and survive in zone 6 or 5 ?
Watermelon 26 Jul, Mariam (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I stay near Orlando. I planted some watermelon seeds in a pot inside my house few days ago. Now 2 of them are growing in the pot. Then I don't know should I take the pot out and put it in the yard or keep it at home to grow. Also the pot is small, should I take the baby plants out and plant them in the yard? Thanks for your help.
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!
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!!!
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)
Asparagus 01 Jul, Michael (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Is asparagus perennial or annual
Asparagus 06 Jul, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Asparagus is perennial and will bear for around 20 years.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 25 Jun, Jay (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can I plant fennels at 8500 feet high Colorado
Horseradish 17 Jun, Glenn Dahlem (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Are places unusually hot in summer, such as Phoenix, AZ area, too hot for horseradish to grow, assuming it's being watered throughout the summer months?
Horseradish 13 Oct, (Australia - arid climate)
It's not too hot, but in place like Nul Arbor plain in Aus., better to plant in Winter, & be sure to water.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 16 Jun, Delores Victory (USA - Zone 5a climate)
When is the last month to grow zucchini?
Sweet corn (also maize) 12 Jun, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
In order to have a later harvest when is the last date in my time zone that I can plant sweet corn. We already have first planting in.
Carrot 11 Jun, BARBARA ADAMS TAYLOR (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Is it too late to plant carrots in zone 6a on the 11th of June? Thank you
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 05 Jun, pati (USA - Zone 5a climate)
will these grow in Michigan
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 09 Jun, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Yams/oka need about 5 months to grow before harvesting. They can be planted when the soil reaches about 17 degrees C (a bit over 60 degrees). if you can fit these requirements you should be right. Harvest them after the leaves have started to die down to give them the most opportunity to make size.
Pumpkin 09 May, Beverly (USA - Zone 7b climate)
In a large garden plot how far apart should potatoes and pumpkins be planted?
Pumpkin 10 May, John (Australia - tropical climate)
The only real consideration is to allow the pumpkins to spread if they are the 'running' type. Bush pumpkins can grow to about six feet across and you would need a bit of space to work around them. potatoes could be planted about a foot apart. The limit there is more on the available nutrients in the soil and management of the plants. Trust this helps.
Cucumber 02 May, Janice Cranford (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Why are my cucumber plants not making a cucumber, only flowers?
Cucumber 03 May, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Cucumbers often produce male flowers early in the season before they start to produce female (cucumber) flowers. The male flowers have a longer stem and do not have the unformed cucumber at the base of the flower. I'd say, give them a bit more time.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 02 May, Elizabeth Medgyesy (USA - Zone 5a climate)
My two year old Cape Gooseberry plants have big strong shoots that have tiny plants along them. I'd like to cut them and transplant them to get more of this delicious berry. Any suggestions on how and where to cut the plant and then transplant the best way?
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