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Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Jul, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can I sow okra around August
Potato 08 Jul, Nathalie Hetherington (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have bought some seed potatoes and prepared a raised garden vegetable for them. I have never grown potatoes before so am a total novice. The bed is 2m x 50cm x 40 cm. Can I plant a couple of different varieties together such as kipfler and purple potato and even if a third variety if I have the room?
Strawberries (from seeds) 07 Jul, Tanya (Australia - temperate climate)
My strawberries have little bite holes in them ,just like a slug or snail has been at them.but I have been all over them and can’t find a thing ,but what ever it is ,is destroying my strawberries
Strawberries (from seeds) 08 Jul, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look up a company NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS in your area and ask to talk to someone about your problems.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 06 Jul, Miri (Australia - temperate climate)
How long do cape gooseberry live for?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 07 Jul, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is perennial so will grow for a few years.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 07 Jul, Astrid (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
If well taken care of, more than 20 years.
Garlic 05 Jul, Mike mahaffy (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What is the most flavorful garlic? In Central South Carolina (Zone 8A), is hard neck, or softneck garlic, better to plant?
Sunflower 05 Jul, Ann Carson (USA - Zone 8b climate)
What kind of soil best for sunflowers? I planted afew times that begin growing then rodents eat top of sunflowers. Same as radishes too.How do i solve the problems?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 05 Jul, Mairlyn (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Is early July too late to sow okra in zone 8a (Virginia)? (www.gardenate.com/plant/Okra?zone=13)
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 07 Jul, Matt Holloway (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Nope, get em in the ground!
Cabbage 03 Jul, Ann McKenzie (Australia - temperate climate)
My radishes and cabbage have small holes in the leaves. No caterpillars, eggs or butterflies as it is quite cold now. I’ve also checked the leaves. What do you think is causing this? Thanks, Ann
Cabbage 06 Jul, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Could be grasshoppers. If they are not causing too much damage I wouldn't worry about it. I'm not into what all the different things bus/insects do and how to treat the problems. Rain is a big factor in bug/insect populations - it's breeding time.
Brussels sprouts 01 Jul, Tasha (USA - Zone 8a climate)
We live in Alabama and super new to gardening. Is it too late to start seedlings now?
Brussels sprouts 02 Jul, Paula (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I live in South Louisiana and a good time to plant seeds in indoor trays is this month; direct sow in ground would be September. Best of luck in your gardening journey.
Sunflower 01 Jul, Emma (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I was hoping for some planting advice, how many seeds in each amount of soil?! Is it a good time to plant the seeds now in winter nice and deep to get the best results come spring time? Thanks Perth WA
Sunflower 06 Jul, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant seeds 50-60cm apart and rows 60-80cm apart. You can plant two seeds and then reduce to one after germination. If good seeds just one is required each 60-60cm. Don't plant until spring as you need a lot warmer soil than what it is now. Do not plant seeds deeper than what is suggested.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 29 Jun, John Martin Barger (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I have a sweet potato that has sprouted pretty heavily on my kitchen counter. I live in Memphis, TN. Is there any chance of having success if I were to plant it now? Or is it too late in season?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 30 Jun, Betty (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I'm just next door in Arkansas and will be planting some slips from one in my kitchen today (June 30). We have just enough time before frost to make decent sweet potatoes. You know we can eat the leaves like spinach as well? My (American) kids grew up in SE Asia and thought sweet potato leaves were a variety spinach.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 29 Jun, Paul (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can a Cape Gooseberry be grown in a Hanging Basket situation ?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 30 Jun, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You could try it. I would think a big hanging basket would be needed. Would need constant attention as the plant can grow to 1-1.5m and that size would need a lot of water each day.
Sweet corn (also maize) 28 Jun, Judi (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My 6-yr-old came home with an egg carton of sweetcorn seeds he'd planted at school. We put them on the windowsill and they've sprouted beautifully. But it's June, and although it's very mild now (in Waikato) we're expecting to get winter weather soon. He's very excited about these seedlings and would love to grow them to fruition - do you think I could grow them in a large pot as an indoor plant?
Sweet corn (also maize) 30 Jun, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Corn needs to be planted in rows about 6-800mm apart. Seeds need to be planted about 150mm apart. Best to grow 2 or more rows together in a block for pollination. When the tassel and silks come out it takes about 5 days for pollination. Then about 21 days for cob to be ready to pick. Read up on the net.
Sweet corn (also maize) 29 Jun, Anon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Corn needs full sunlight to produce a good cob. If you fail this time try a more suitable time like spring summer to try again.
Sweet corn (also maize) 28 Jun, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you can stand your pot near a sunny window, you might be able to keep the sweetcorn growing. Protect it from cold temperatures and make sure it has plenty of light -
Celery 26 Jun, Maria (USA - Zone 7a climate)
My celery plant has been wilting more and more. It has been raining quite a bit in the area, and I checked the dampness of the soil but the plant is still wilting more. The leaves are not yellowing but they are getting darker each day. I am unsure of how to proceed or if it will even survive. Thank you in advance.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 26 Jun, Nikki little (Australia - arid climate)
I live Roma qld and I am wanting to grow daikon can I do it now in winter.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 29 Jun, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Inland Qld is temperate, so set climate zone to temperate and check when to plant daikon.
Beetroot (also Beets) 26 Jun, Sue (USA - Zone 8b climate)
My beets have been in the ground for sometime now. I have tried to thin. The plant is now at least 12 inches tall. As I thin some of the smaller plants there is very little to no 'beet'? It is just a very small root the size and shape of a pencil about an inch long. Any suggestions? Thanks
Potato 26 Jun, Benjamin Rathbone (Australia - temperate climate)
After you have harvested your potatoes can you re use the dirt with extra compost ??
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