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Cauliflower 22 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
I have applied cabbage moth dust to my cauliflowers and there is some eggs on some leaves , is there anything else i can do or will the dust kill there development, thank you
Asparagus 22 Nov, Shona Mardle (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My 3rd year for asparagus, so first year picking with abundance. I seem to have a lot of tall skinny spindly hard shoots. I have been cutting them off. Why are they growing? Is it something I am doing wrong? Does the plant need them?
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) 21 Nov, Promodh Kumar (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Maren Just wondering if you have any cowpea seeds in Blenheim. I would like to plant some seeds in November. Thanks
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 21 Nov, Len Lind (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I would like to try growing kumera here on Stewart Island in a tunnelhouse. Is there anywhere I can buy sprouts, slips?
Potato 21 Nov, andy morzella (USA - Zone 10a climate)
what are the best sweet potato and other potatos to plant and grow in zone 10A? thank you andy
Sage (also Common Sage) 21 Nov, Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
We've been growing this sage from a plant ,with fabulous results, ie its growing faster than we are using it. But it has now flowered and we're not sure on what to do, cut the flower off or leave on ,cut the whole plant back or something else. Looking forward to your advice and recommendations. Thank you.
Leeks 19 Nov, Sheryl Gordon (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Can I direct seed outdoors in flats in November after it cools down? I don’t have space indoors to start seeds.
Asparagus 19 Nov, Kate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi - I planted asparagus crowns in early September. I'm in mid Canterbury. Nothing has come up yet at all. Is it likely my crowns rotted or do I need to be more patient! Thanks
Asparagus 19 Nov, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Read up about how to plant the crowns. They would only need a light watering each second day. Dig around one to see what is happening. Put in good friable soil not clay soil.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 18 Nov, Aitaua (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi.. Can these sweet potatoes useful for planting here in Samoa?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 19 Nov, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
They should be.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 17 Nov, Rob Alan (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a Choko vine. Fruited very well last year. Is starting to produce fruit but they are rotting on the vine. Does anyone have any idea why?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 18 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Phone an agronomist at an agric stocking/supply company.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 17 Nov, Henk Stengs (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have experimented with kumara for several years in Greymouth with mixed success so last summer tried growing them in old car tyres. Their black colour absorbs heat thereby increasing soil temperature. Three sets of tyres were used, each stacked two high. These were placed inside our tunnel house on the surface in a sunny position and filled with soil, with one slip allowed to grow from each central position from late November. Harvesting took place in early April, producing a total yield of 9 kg, with about 60% of shop quality, my best result yet. When I harvested the tubers I saw that they were confined to centres of potential growth areas, with no root development at their circumferences inside the tyre rims. Therefore over half of the volume of soil in each pair of tyres was not utilised. This year I will plant 2 sllps per tyre pair, positioned diametrically opposite, with root ends inside the rims to see if this will give a better result. I am interested in hearing from anyone else who has tried growing kumara in tyres. .
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 18 Nov, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
They grow sweet potato/kumara where I live (Qld Australia) by the thousands of acres. They hill the soil up into rows about .5m high with a base probably .7m wide. They take pieces of vine (called a slip) about .4m long, strip most of the leaves off. Keep the growing tip on it. They place the whole slip just under the soil horizontally with the growing tip sticking out of the soil. Where each set of leaves were on the slip, roots will grow and potatoes will form. Water each day for the first 2-3 weeks. Just a side issue, tires may not be the best thing to grow vegetables in. Rubber compound/chemicals could leach into the soil.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 16 Nov, Sue Nicoll (Australia - temperate climate)
What causes cape gooseberry leaves to start turning blackish. Growing in large pot and has fruit on it. Seems healthy apart from the blackness on most of the leaves. We have a bore, not sure if this is causing the problem
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 18 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Phone an agric company with an agronomist and ask them.
Asparagus 14 Nov, cheri (USA - Zone 7b climate)
How much sun do asparagus plants need? I live in zone 7.
Asparagus 16 Nov, Anonymous (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can handle full sun but will grow in situation where sun in morning and shade in arvo. Google and read up about it.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) 14 Nov, Promodh Kumar (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where in Manukau can I buy cowpea seeds
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) 15 Nov, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You will probably have to try an online supplier like Egmonts
Strawberry Plants 14 Nov, Thomas Brown (USA - Zone 3b climate)
Best strawnerries to grow in zone 3B
Strawberry Plants 16 Nov, Anonymous (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Find a company on the internet that sells the new crowns/runners and ask them.
Ginger 12 Nov, Jay Singh (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi Which month can I plant garlic?
Ginger 16 Nov, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Go to the ginger page, set the climate zone to semi arid and read the whole article here about growing it.
Ginger 11 Nov, Jay Singh (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi Can I plant ginger in pots in November?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 11 Nov, Viv McLauchlan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How long could I expect a rosella plant to live in central Qld. Are they annuals or what?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 11 Nov, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the article here - it tells you.
Beetroot (also Beets) 09 Nov, Norma Street (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Can I plant beets now Maryland has mild winters
Beetroot (also Beets) 09 Nov, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
You could try, if they fail then stick to the planting guide here.
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