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Ginger 17 Sep, Partap singh (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
i would like to know that is Griffith NSW is good area to Grow ginger please.
Celeriac 16 Sep, Michelle Tanner (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I grew wonderful celeriac in Kent,UK on limestone soil but here in the Waikato I have much less success. If they grow at all they are much smaller (golf to tennis ball rather than the small football sized ones from before). I am going to give it one last go this year, trying a variety of sizes and will feed and water like mad!
Celeriac 17 Sep, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Buy a cheap pH tester. If you have heavy soil, lighten it up a bit with sand or compost. Start with with good rich soil and MAYBE a light fert when plants are 8 weeks old. DON
Celeriac 16 Sep, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
The answer might be in your soil. It would be worth testing to see how acid it is . Most NZ soils tend towards acidity. Your limestone soil in Kent was more alkaline than acid.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 15 Sep, Skip Still (USA - Zone 7b climate)
When and how much sun for Jerusalem artichoke bulb? When to plant. Other recommendations (Gardenate : Check here Artichokes?zone=114 )
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 14 Sep, David Robson (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Advice of growing Japanese squash
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 15 Sep, Anon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I suggest you read as much as you can. That will give you clues when to plant and harvest.
Sage (also Common Sage) 13 Sep, Lionel (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Can I grow Sage herb in my out door garden which is in a Zone 6b region?? Is so, can I grow all the different types of Sage in this Zone region??
Sage (also Common Sage) 15 Sep, (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Yes and yes.
Sage (also Common Sage) 14 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Read the notes here about growing sage. Generally when they tell you to plant something it covers all varieties. Sometimes there are early mid and late season varieties of a plants, and sometimes varieties for summer and winter (like lettuce).
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 13 Sep, Adrienne (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Can you plant an whole kumera in a container and get a crop?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 14 Sep, Anonymous (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Yes you can but you don't need a whole kumera, a piece of vine will do. A piece about 30-60cm long of the new vine growth. Place in a trench with the tip sticking out of the soil, water twice a day for the first 2-3 weeks.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 17 Sep, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Or depending on how big the spud is, cut it into several pieces and let them dry in the sun for a few days then plant them.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 12 Sep, Lois (Australia - temperate climate)
Can anyone please tell if chokos you buy in a supermarket will grow and produce fruit. Thank you
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 14 Sep, (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 11 Sep, Rodney Lewis (Australia - temperate climate)
Does the Inca berry tolerate lower temperatures throughout winter and frosts Being a perennial will it continue to grow and produce through the colder months
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 14 Sep, Anonymous (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
If you can grow in a cool/mountain climate then it will tolerate winter temps. A perennial will generally have a growing time ,a fruiting time and a quiet time (winter).
Cauliflower 10 Sep, Elizabeth (Australia - tropical climate)
I live in Nigeria. I love cauliflower so much and I am very interested in growing it in my house garden, is there any advice I can get to grow it?
Cauliflower 14 Sep, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is probably too hot in Nigeria, needs cool climate in winter.
Onion 10 Sep, Vicky (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I planted red onion seedlings in April. I was waiting for the tops to bend over, as I've read. But now they're flowering. When should I have harvested? Also. The necks are very thick.
Onion 11 Sep, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I don't grow onions but it says 24-34 weeks until harvest. It is probably time to harvest if they are going to seed. Pull out and allow to dry.
Horseradish 09 Sep, Evol (Australia - arid climate)
Can I grow horse radish in Townsville. Nth qld
Horseradish 10 Sep, Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
Work out your climate from the BLUE TAB Climate Zones at the top of the page. Go to the Horse Radish page, set the climate zone to your climate - TROPICAL. The recommended planting time is in the planting calendar.
Pumpkin 09 Sep, Trish (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I'm in temperate climate Melbourne and wish to grown pumpkins in a grow bag due to limited space, any advice on bag size to buy, was looking at the rectangle grow bags would 60 x 30 x 20 be suitable ? Thanks Trish
Pumpkin 11 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10b climate)
How limited is your space (is it just the root/ground space that's limited, but you have lots of vertical space)? I ask because pumpkin vines can get SO long. I've grown smaller varieties (lil goblin, sugar pumpkin) in grow bags and they did pretty well, but it was hard to keep the bag from drying out in my hot climate. My fault, I should have mulched. My bags were ~25 gallons...I'm not sure how many square cm that is. I've also had good results with a self-watering container made from a big Rubbermaid storage tote (got instructions on the internet). I think the key thing is, in a container, feed heavily and keep the soil moist with mulch, or else you'll be watering 2x+ a day on hot days.
Pumpkin 14 Sep, Trish Geradts (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks for your response. my space is limited to grow pumpkins as they take up alot of room so the idea of vertical seemed good. Yes I agree I am bit concerned about the grow bag being sufficient as yes agree need to keep water & feed up which I am used to as have had lots of pots. This is a little bit of an experiment for me so will see how it goes the seed were from another pumpkin so I will try & hope for the best.
Pumpkin 10 Sep, Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
There are probably pumpkins that require a smallish area but most pumpkins require an area about 4m square. You could try a grow bag but I would never do it. I watched a TV show, Garden Gurus last weekend, show how to grow tomatoes in one. They planted 3 plants in a bag about your size or a little bigger. They planted them 15-20cm apart. ONE tomato plant needs an area approx. 60cm radius and 40-50cm deep. I plant 4 tomatoes along a 2.5m trellis. My suggest is if you have a small area then plant smallish crops. At home I have 13m x 2.5m and I do not plant any vine crops.
Pumpkin 11 Sep, Trish (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks for your reply, I was thinking the grow bag and then using a frame for the vine to grow up and do understand the points you made. I was thinking of it as a bit of an experiment as I have some seeds which have sprouted and was thinking of planting just 2 of the seedlings. Some sites gave differing opinions on them being a shallow rooted plant vs a deep rooted which confused me so i wasn't sure if the grow bag would be deep enough. Appreciate your response
Pumpkin 15 Sep, (Australia - temperate climate)
Good luck, gardening is all about trying new things. My daughter has me growing sun flowers, first time in 40+years.
Rhubarb 09 Sep, Angela Smith (Australia - temperate climate)
what advice can you give someone who is about to start planting first crop of rhubarb. I live in South Australia and we have just started our spring
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