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Rutabaga (also Swedes) 15 Sep, PATRICIA GRAHAM (Australia - arid climate)
We spend 6 months in Puerto Vallarta Mexico where daily temperatures are 75 - 85 F. and almost no rain, but mild humidity. They are impossible to buy and wonder if we could grow a few for ourselves. They do not seem to import them as they do apples. We really miss them in soups and stews.
Asparagus 08 Sep, Sarah Hardin (USA - Zone 9b climate)
When do you cut the plants back ? They do not die in my garden. I need to know when to cut them down. Thanks. Sarah
Garlic 03 Sep, (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I live in zone 10b and have never had a problem growing garlic. I always have an abundance for storing and using for about six months. I was wondering about planting earlier, say October, instead of December, or would it be too warm? Looking for an earlier harvest
Watermelon 02 Sep, Murray freeman (Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
What are sweetest watermelon that can be grown in 6a
Rhubarb 27 Aug, Merri (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I am moving to St. Petersburg, FL next month. I will miss my rhubarb if I don't take some with me. Will it grow successfully in zone 10A?
Watermelon 18 Aug, Tammy (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What are the best garden layouts for melons tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers? Not sure what can grow next to what best
Ginger 29 Jul, Ann Pulley (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I was wondering if it can be grown in zone 6b, in southern Missouri? Does it need anything special in winter?
Potato 18 Jul, Deb Smith (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Can we grow tomatoes in early August in Zone 7 to harvest by Thanksgiving?
Horseradish 18 Jul, Chad (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I enjoy eating what we can grow here on our farm. I've been thinking of growing horseradish. I'm in the central MS area. 8b I think but not certain. This will only be growing for our use not looking to grow commercial. What can I do or would you recommend? Thank you
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
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