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Tomato 21 Apr, Geoffrey Wilson (Australia - tropical climate)
I have tried to grow tomatoes at Palm Beach Gold Coast for many years. They will grow nicely up to when they start to form fruit and then the bush starts dying off from the bottom up until there are no leaves left I have asked so many people about this but no one can give me an answer Maybe you can give me some suggestions of what is wrong
Asparagus 20 Apr, Michelle (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have grown some asparagus from seeds and they are about two inches high. I really want to plant them in the garden now (because I remember to water my veggie garden but often forget to water the seedlings so I just want to get them in the garden so they are better looked after also they don't dry out so quickly there as well.) Is it Ok to plant them now and will they survive the Pukekohe/Auckland winter in the vegetable garden and all come up in spring?
Leeks 20 Apr, Derek R (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have just lifted a fantastic crop of leeks. They grew so easily which I didn’t expect through the summer months but so happy they did. Would it be ok to replant leeks in the same soil for winter.
Ginger 19 Apr, michael (Australia - temperate climate)
We live on the NSW Central Coast. I had a disastrous year growing ginger this year and most did not shoot. I also grew Galangal which struggled all summer and winter but is now powering on like there is no tomorrow. Does anybody grow Galanga? If so then when is the best time to dig up and divide rhizomes and/or use some for cooking?
Tomato 18 Apr, karen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
re: end rot_ always put calcium of some kind in the planting hole then feed with powdered calcium and maybe spent coffee - diluted, a couple of times in the growing season. I collect all my eggshells and use, powdered, for all the mandrake plants, especially the ones in pots - once a month application for potted plants.\
Onion 18 Apr, SHIREEN WALTERS (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can I plant spring onions and coriander now (middle April) ?
Pumpkin 17 Apr, Virginie (Australia - temperate climate)
I have grown my first pumpkins this year, and they hung on the vine. Amazing, 3.8kg hanging! Now, my question is: if I store them outside, will the possum eat them? Thank you in advance
Pumpkin 16 Apr, Lynette (Australia - temperate climate)
I have pumpkins coming up now from garden compost. Is it too late to let them grow?
Pumpkin 22 Apr, Robyn (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Depends what climate zone you live in, what type they are and if you have cold conditions and frost. They probably germinated due to the warmth of the compost so if they are in a warm sheltered position you could let them grow and see if they reach maturity. Then you will be able to keep the seeds as they will be acclimatised to local conditions and should always grow better than seeds introduced from elsewhere. All depends on if you have the room to experiment.
Asparagus 16 Apr, John (Australia - temperate climate)
When we planted crowns about 4 years ago, most seemed to be male. But each year, more and more of the plants started bearing the red berries, indicating female. This year, they are almost ALL carrying red berries. Any thoughts?
Asparagus 15 Apr, Lynne Harriman (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
hi do you recommend pulling out the flowering female aspauagus plants as i've read they do not produce sprouts well. thanks
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 15 Apr, Yolanda Simons (New Zealand - temperate climate)
where can I please purchase witlof plants . Kind regards Yolanda
Carrot 14 Apr, Rob (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Do carrots need a lot of sun
Garlic 14 Apr, joe graham (Australia - temperate climate)
I see a question from Paul Riley temperate climate Australia regarding shot garlic. can someone tell me do you plant garlic with the green shoot sticking out of the soil or is ok to plant deeper Thanks for any advice in advance
Garlic 16 Apr, Paul Riley (Australia - temperate climate)
G'day Joe, mine weren't shot when I planted them last week but I have a few up and would have thought the best way would be to have them proud. That's what they'll end up like anyway...
Parsnip 13 Apr, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
When is the best time to plant parsnip seeds I live in Worcester in western cape?
Tomato 13 Apr, Sandy (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Can I plant my tomatoes now and til April 24 without any damage to my plant. I plan on putting straw around them for added protection
Pumpkin 13 Apr, (Australia - temperate climate)
Vine shows no signss of dying off 12 April but only 1 big pumpkin and some small ones.Melbourne.Will they grow now or is it too cold
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 13 Apr, Sandra (Australia - temperate climate)
One of my Roselle bushes growing well but no producing flowers or calyxes. Any ideas?
Pumpkin 13 Apr, G carr (New Zealand - temperate climate)
What causes the white mould type stuff that attacks pumpkins .I try hard not to spray is there a none chemical solutions to this problem. Thank you
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 12 Apr, Denise Brady (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
For bugs on Egg Plants I always use Neem oil spray, works really well.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 12 Apr, June Wark (Australia - temperate climate)
I’ve got orange sweet potato slips growing but your table @page top states not suitable for growing temp. zones - could you tell me why please. Very willing to learn as l’m new to growing veggies. Thank you.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 10 Apr, Ron Mackle (Australia - tropical climate)
Can I grow yams in the Fraser coast.if so where can I buy seeds?
Carrot 09 Apr, Rae Rakute (Australia - tropical climate)
Carrots are good to grow throughout Summer , Autumn , Spring.
Tomato 08 Apr, Di Gates (Australia - tropical climate)
I have been planting tomatoes in my veggie patch, but the fruit never goes a nice bright red, they are always blotchy orangey red. I have tried different varieties, but they all do the same thing. Is it the soil, or too much sun, or the bore water which is quite hard? They taste ok, just look unattractive. I was going to try growing them in pots this year, then at least I can rule out the soil.
Kale (also Borecole) 08 Apr, Martha Wilkins (USA - Zone 13a climate)
I live in Gilbert Arizona, on my East side my planter I just built gets sun till 1:00 then the house shades it. Is it ok for black Kale ... With a shade cloth...
Pumpkin 06 Apr, Diahann Jackson (Australia - temperate climate)
I have 19 butternut pumpkins on my vine and it is starting to die off, how long should I continue to feed the plant for and is it best to wait till the plant has completely dead before harvesting the pumpkins?
Potato 06 Apr, benny (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I actually live in the Kingdom of Tonga on the island of Eua this island is subtropical, with an amazing soil profile of rich black soil many metres deep I'm looking for a potato species that is well-suited to grow in these conditions I understand that sweet potato is the mainstay of crops in the Pacific Islands but I am looking for a potato that may be harvested after a shorter growing. than a sweet potato so any ideas,?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 06 Apr, Sam (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi there.. I harvested my Kumara in March and unfortunately most of them tubers had multiple small holes in them. Looks like some type of insects got there first and ruined it. Is there anything that I can spray them with and kill them little bugs before they ruin my crops next season.. cheers
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 06 Apr, R Townsend (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
are Rosella plants able to be kept growing for a second season, our crop this year of four plants are around four foot high and seem extremely sturdy and just starting to fruit now.April, if so do they need to be pruned back to ensure a second crop.
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