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Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 10 Jul, Teri (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Should I cut back to make flowers to make females produce more?
Ginger 04 Jul, T. Smith (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Most ginger that is purchased in a grocery store Is steamed to keep it from rooting or sprouting and give it longer shelf life. It will not grow or sprout. I store my ginger In a sealed plastic container and If it gets a little fuzzy I just rinse It a little with fresh water and Its fine. One day i had a piece that started to root so I put it on the window sill in a bowl on a wet paper towel and got a sprout. I think this variety looks a bit like Tai ginger so it may be imported and escaped the steaming.
Cardoon 28 Jun, Margie (USA - Zone 5a climate)
There used to be a clump of cardoons that would come up every year in front of a restaurant in this area. I just found 2 plants at a nursery and am wondering how I can protect them over the winter.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 28 Jun, Kate D (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I acquired a couple of 18 in/46 cm Cape GB plants in small pots yesterday. I was hoping to plant them in the ground in my sunny flower bed off my back patio. After reading comments here I'm now considering planting one in a pot which I can move in the Winter months and the other in the ground which gets heavily mulched before the onset of frost, and maybe cover it with burlap during the dead of Winter. Most of my perennials seem to survive our Winters in this bed. This will be another one of my experiments. I also have some concerns about the size of this plant since I have never seen one...So I have planned to give it 20 in/50 cm all around. The ground doesn't get warm here until May, but our days are long in the Summer here at the 48 lat.
Potato 23 Jun, JAI (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Can I have a 2nd planting of seed potatoes in very late/early July in containers?
Sunflower 23 Jun, Susie (USA - Zone 8b climate)
When is the last month I can successfully plant Mammoth Sunflower seeds in my zone 8b?
Sunflower 25 Jun, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I asked that question in a FB garden group and they said to plant now
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 19 Jun, kenneth (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can I grew them in zone 5a?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 19 Jun, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Set your zone at the top of this page and check info there www.gardenate.com/plant/Jerusalem%2BArtichokes
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 26 May, Williams (USA - Zone 5a climate)
What zone would I be in for Florida to plant Golden berrys? Can I plant the seeds from the fruit I get from the store?
Horseradish 22 May, Deloris (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Can I grow horseradish here
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 22 May, Roberta T (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Will Salsify grow in SW Florida, zone 9b? Also the soil has natural PH of 8
Sunflower 18 May, Carol Graf-Haslam (USA - Zone 10b climate)
When should I plant Mammoth grey stripe sunflower seeds? I live in Southwest Florida and the temperature can range from 32 for a few hours during the winter with highs in the mid to Upper sixties but starting in April the temperature goes into the 90 +range. Should I plant them in October or November 4 a January crop or plant them in March for a May crop? I don't want them to burn and I don't want them to freeze. Please help. Thank you and I am glad to see that the friends in South Africa are also in the same predicament as I am.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 17 May, Jonathan Pursley (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Can I grow shallots successfully indoors under lights? If so what light cycle will be most successful?
Onion 02 May, TJ Russell-Zapata (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I am moving to zone 7a from Texas. Do I still over winter garlic and onions?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 12 Apr, Dale Westergard (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I live in Utah, USA. We grow most vegetables here, and potatoes do well. Where could we obtain some starts (slips), etc. to start growing kumara? I've been to NZ several times, enjoying everything about Aotearoa, especially, Kumara. Would appreciate any helps/suggestions. thank you. Dale Westergard.
Pumpkin 30 Mar, William Mclaughlin (USA - Zone 10b climate)
My pumpkins plants get big beautiful blooms, only to fall off. Is this bloom blithe, or a pollination problem etc.? ,
Tomato 28 Mar, SavegeSwagPlanter (USA - Zone 10b climate)
When should I plant a tomato plant in Zone 10b?
Rhubarb 24 Mar, Soo-z (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Will rhubarb grow in Jacksonville, Florida -which is Zone 9A?
Carrot 18 Mar, Kdub (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What ph level should the soil be for carrots?
Watermelon 12 Mar, DANIEL Etheridge (USA - Zone 8b climate)
when should i plant watermelon in zone 8b apple valley California 92308
Ginger 06 Mar, Bill Thomas (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Can I grow Ginger in my area and where do I get a plant or seeds. Thanks!
Lettuce 04 Mar, Lonnie (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Planting lettuce
Potato 04 Mar, Daniel Etheridge (USA - Zone 8b climate)
when is the Correct time to plant Sweet Potatoes in (zone 8b) ?. apple California 92308
Turnip 02 Mar, kaya (USA - Zone 7a climate)
what is the zone for turnips?
Asparagus 20 Feb, Elona (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I recently learned that asparagus and strawberries make good friends. Learn something new everyday. Here we go!
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Feb, Kristin (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I don't think this is right. Your calendar says Okra will not grow in Miami, FL, (according to your site is 11a but USDA says 10b) But they grew and produced for me like crazy in the dead of summer. Granted I watered frequently but the heat did not faze them. And I am in Homestead, FL, 5 min from the Keys.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Feb, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Kristin, if you check here https://www.gardenate.com/zones/#zone-US , you will find that Miami is included in both 10b and 11a. We use the USDA for our advice.
Lettuce 18 Jan, Doug (USA - Zone 5b climate)
Planting lettuce indoors and will transplant outdoors after last frost in May. Keeping some of the plants indoors and will move to larger containers before the roots bind up. My starting mix will need added organic fertilizer after the real leaves are put on and grow light intensity needs to be increased somewhat for indoor food production. If this experiment works, I may continue growing through next winter. As for my outdoor lettuce, last summer I managed to get several cuttings. This year I will be planting on the north side of pole beans so that when the beans are tall and the summer heat comes on, my hope is the shade will increase my lettuce yields for a longer period of time .
Artichokes (Globe) 17 Jan, Helen (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I live on a sand ridge on the east coast, zone 10a. Can I grow artichokes/horseradish in my sand? Will I have any better luck in pots?
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