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Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 24 Feb, Liam (USA - Zone 5a climate)
How much space between rows
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 24 Feb, Susan Chisholm (Australia - temperate climate)
We live in Bundaberg Qld. Should I be planting my seeds now?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 25 Feb, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Bundaberg is sub tropical climate zone, read up about climate zones in the blue tab at the top of the page. At the top of the page for Rosella you will see the months to plant, the big capital P. Just be careful with the current wet weather (14 inches for Feb so far) we are having. Maybe start them in some potting mix or a good draining soil combo. I live Coral Cove.
Watermelon 24 Feb, Juliet (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Can it get too hot for watermelon plant to survive Tauranga NZ, weather gowing over concrete pavers and river stones ?
Watermelon 25 Feb, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Growing them over concrete or river stone could do damage to the vines if it is very hot.
Cabbage 23 Feb, Rsshied (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Good day. I am growing cabbages,i planted it from the tray that i got form Stodels. I planted it in 1 December 2019 and its heads are looking very small. What should i feed the cabbages with. Thank you.
Cabbage 24 Feb, Another gardener (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
If planted 1st DEC then they are about 12 weeks old. It says 11-15 weeks. It would depend what kind of cabbage you planted. A small kind or large variety. I grew red cabbage that are suppose to grow to 2-3kg but only grew to the size of small rock melon. You need some nitrogen fertiliser. N is for leaf growth, P for root development and K is for flowering and fruit growth. You should apply these before you plant generally. Too much N and you will have too much leaf. A handful of general fertiliser will cover about 1 square meter. Or place about 2 tablespoons of general fertiliser in 9 l of water and let it sit for a few hours, give a good stir and apply to the plants. It may be a bit late to do too much with your cabbage. Give it a go though.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 22 Feb, Greg (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, Its now 22 Feb 2020 and I live in Wollongong (temperate region). I'm going to start growing eschalots. I purchased a pack with about 6 bulbs from the local fruit and veg store. Not sure what variety, but they have a brown 'skin' and are a purple/mauve colour when the skin is peeled off. After reading some of the posts ( and the growing guide for temperate regions in Australia) , I see that I can start to plant the bulbs in March through to May. So far so good. I grow all my plants in containers (polystyrene boxes from fruit and veg stores) and raised corrugated iron garden beds (Aldi) For my Ginger, Turmeric and edible Pandanus I use a '50% coir and 50% premium potting mix' for my soil. Coir is a compressed coconut fibre. I got this 'soil recipe from Daleys plants (www.daleysfruit.com.au) BUT they are North NSW Coast and specialise in tropical plants, not eschalots. Will probably test try this soil medium for some of the eschalots but QUESTION : I am wondering what the best soil to use in containers (40cm x 80cm) and raised garden beds (approx size - 210cm x 90cm) ? Thanks in advance. Feel free to comment on any aspect of my post, but I'm mainly after the soil to use.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 24 Feb, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
I grow shallots from Feb to Nov in sub tropical, no reason why you can't I feel. In autumn/winter they stay more like a spring onion (straight) longer but when the weather hots up they go to bulb a lot sooner.
Celery 21 Feb, Jan (USA - Zone 6b climate)
How do I change the soil from Celsius to Fahrenheit?
Celery 23 Feb, Liz at Gardenate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
To change the information about soil temperature - open the page for Celery and click on (Show °F/in) next to the soil temperature information
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 21 Feb, Mimi (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Awesome website. I am very new to planting veges, I wanted to make sure I was understanding the info above. I was wondering how to interpret the chart above. P is for sow - so that is placing the seeds in the soil right?. Harvest is 7 to 10 weeks from sowing right? What about the blank months?
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 24 Feb, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Have a look at different crops. Some have S and T. S is when the weather is too hot or cold you can plant under cover, out of the sun or away from cold or frosts. T is for when you transplant these seedling into the garden. Harvest means when you can pick it from sowing the seeds.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 23 Feb, Liz at Gardenate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Yes, P is for sow direct into soil. The blank months are the ones not suitable for seed raising outside, either because it is too cold and wet or too hot and dry.
Potato 20 Feb, Tom De Marti (USA - Zone 10a climate)
We're looking for red seed potatoes to grow in SoCal.
Rhubarb 18 Feb, Shari (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What about growing rhubarb in the San Jose CA area? I am in a warm, sunny, dry subtropical zone. The last rhubarb I planted was Victoria. It was pithy and green and bothered my stomach. I was going to try KangaRhu which supposedly is bred for warmer climes. I am a transplanted Midwesterner who misses my rhubarb. Has anyone had successful experience in my area? What type?
Spinach (also English spinach) 17 Feb, Jett hook (Australia - temperate climate)
Can spinach be grown in northern Victoria
Spinach (also English spinach) 18 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Set your climate zone to temperate then select spinach (which you already have done). Read the info provided. There is a monthly calendar there at the top to tell you when to plant.
Rosemary 17 Feb, Thomas Norris (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I am in zone 9b. Will rosemary survive all day, 10+ hours of summer sun?
Rosemary 24 Feb, Gracie (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in zone 9b, and I have one Rosemary in a container growing nicely. It is a hassle-free herb. I have it outside in a full sun area. I just make sure it gets its water. I also have Basil, this is in partial sun area. It is also a hassle-free herb. Just protect them from bugs.
Rosemary 20 Feb, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
It should love that! Make sure it has a gritty, well-draining soil (nutrient-poor is fine), and give it a good soak about once a week, or every few days in a major heat wave. Rosemary is a very tough, easy-to-care for plant once established.
Cucumber 17 Feb, Rebecca (Australia - temperate climate)
New to veggie gardening. Is it too late to plant cucumber seeds? I can see from the calender this the last month. Also with a raised veggie garden will mushroom compost be the best?
Cucumber 18 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
This website is a guide, it is not spot on about everything. It tells you to apply local information. Gardening is a lot about trying different things but the times to plant are what they consider the best time to achieve the best results. If it says to plant Nov to Feb then you could probably plant Oct to Mar. I find mushroom compost to be very expensive for what is in it. Any kind of compost will do, manures, grass/leaf compost, seaweed, worm poo/tea, any organic matter that has broken down. An easy way is to put grass clipping/ straw etc as a mulch (only about 50mm thick) around your plants, as the plants grow the mulch will be wet and start to break down, by the time the crop is picked it is half way to compost, then dig it into the soil.
Pumpkin 16 Feb, Paula (Australia - temperate climate)
Every year I get pumpkins pop up from compost that we put around the fruit trees. This year I have 10 large ones, and a number of small ones that might mature if it’s not too late. They are a mixture of Queensland blue and Kent. No butternut this year. Last year we spread the compost out the front and did not get a single fruit, otherwise we average 10 a year.
Pumpkin 18 Feb, Another gardener (Australia - temperate climate)
Last year the compost may not have had pumpkin seeds in it. If it did the seeds may have gone rotten. Or they were too deep in the soil. Why not take a few seeds from the pumpkin you eat each year, dry them out for a couple of weeks and germinate them next year, Put the dried out seeds in a little plastic bag and store them in an air tight bottle in the fridge. You can produce about 3-6 pumpkin per plant if the bees are active or hand pollinate.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 16 Feb, J garthwaite (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Is it too late to sow runner beans in glass house
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 18 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
I have never had a glass house, but if I did and lived in a cool place, then I think the glass house would raise the temperature a lot inside to maybe temperate or even sub tropical levels. Apply that thinking to your planting and growing times.
Horseradish 16 Feb, Chris (Australia - temperate climate)
Does horseradish produce seeds. If, when and how to recognise them. Where to buy in Australia the horseradish seeds? Regards Chris
Horseradish 24 Feb, Clare (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Chris, It's easy to grow from a piece of root , you just have to plant it and it takes care of itself. It's best not to plant in the garden as it is invasive.I have it growing in a large pot and can send you a piece if you like . Cheers Clare
Horseradish 17 Feb, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Try googling about how to grow horseradish. Look up seed selling companies to buy it.
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