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Potato 22 Feb, Muzi (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can i plant potatoes twice a year?
Asparagus 22 Feb, Theunis (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where can i get plant material
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 22 Feb, Bruce (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I'm new to growing rocket, my question is - once you have harvested rocket, can you let it re-grow and harvest again, if so how many times can you harvest of the one plant or once you have harvested, must you replant
Onion 22 Feb, Trevor Smith (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If I was to sow seeds in February and plant out in say May would frosts have any adverse effect on them?
Strawberries (from seeds) 21 Feb, Masego (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi, I live in Kimberley, Northern Cape. Is it a good time to buy strawberry plants or should rather wait for August?
Asparagus 21 Feb, Sandy (Australia - temperate climate)
Just bought a property with what was told is asparagras. seems to be all fern its Febuary. From what i hv read in previous posts you let the fern dye down & fertilize but when does it come back to harvest ?
Cucumber 20 Feb, Jim (Australia - temperate climate)
What is the best variety to grow in the Bendigo area to make cucumber pickles (4-6kgs per batch)
Cucumber 21 Feb, John (Australia - temperate climate)
We grow a variety called Biet Alpha and picked copious amounts of cucumbers off it. It is a more traditional green cucumber with bristle patches on the skin. The cucumbers were about 15-18 cm long but the size is certainly compensated by the yield.
Cucumber 20 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to internet seed selling companies - Boondie Seed, Collection, New Life and look through the varieties there. You need a burping variety I have read.
Asparagus 20 Feb, Elona (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I recently learned that asparagus and strawberries make good friends. Learn something new everyday. Here we go!
Strawberry Plants 20 Feb, Mario (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, when the plant sends out a runner and that new plant attaches to ground, do you cut the runner in between the two plants?
Strawberry Plants 20 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yes - make sure it has established itself a bit first - a few leaves. That stops it taking from the older plant. Next year cut all the runners off before they establish - or start a new lot. After two crops of fruit plant new runners.
Ginger 20 Feb, JOE TURNBULL (Australia - temperate climate)
Can i grow all year around or can i leave in the ground and it will reshoot ?
Ginger 20 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
I suggest you read the commenst here about growing and harvesting ginger - it has it all here.
Watermelon 18 Feb, Lynn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have tomatoes growing with a watermelon vine. The watermelon is doing well, but the tomatoes’ leaves are growing distorted. Does anyone know about interplanting these two crops? Should I pull the tomatoes out?
Watermelon 20 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus went through southern Qld back in 2009 or so. It has probably spread far wider by now. The leaf is like your hand with the fingers still curled in. The leaf doesn't open out and grow. The plant becomes stunted. Caused by the silver winged fly. Look it up on the internet. It can be stopped with a soap spray. If no success pull it out and put in rubbish bin. It wiped out the tomato growing industry in Bundaberg.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 18 Feb, Ken (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I planted well developed "red" capsicum seedlings mid November on well drained fertile soil. The plants grew vigorousely and needed staking. Most of the fruit showed white patches which enlarge with time an some were attacked by wasps and possibly birds. What might becthe cause?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 17 Feb, Mem (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Same problem with our rosellas. We're on Blackall Range Qld. Last year they flowered when they were tiny.
Watermelon 16 Feb, david harris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
had any one have black water melon seeds for sale -
Watermelon 19 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Internet seed selling companies - Boondie is one. $1 for a few.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 16 Feb, Anette (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it too late to sow okra seed in Adelaide?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 19 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
You are Temperate zone. It says plant by Jan - you can give it a try.
Tomato 15 Feb, francie hancock (New Zealand - temperate climate)
what tomato do people recommend for cooler climate please
Tomato 21 Feb, Gaurav (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Francie, I am not sure of the variety though I've seen something in Bunnings couple of months ago and that was specific to tomatoes. May be worth going/asking there? Not sure if this is of any help though. Good luck! Regards, Gaurav
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Feb, Hosheder (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I want to buy some okra seeds. Where can I buy them?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Feb, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try a search on-line for 'seed suppliers'
Broccoli 15 Feb, Mike L (Australia - arid climate)
I am going to try planting broccoli in late Feb, its extremely hot here at the moment 42C. I just want to start early and plant every two weeks or so , semi commercial. Once spring comes, the diamond back moth comes out of the drying crops and is almost impossible to control. Any comments? any pointers?
Broccoli 19 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I tried to grow broccoli from seed last year - 1st, late Feb and then from Aug. Both times I ended up with craggy big plants and no head developed. I won't try the spring time planting again. It takes about 4-5 weeks to go from seed to good transplantable seedlings. A lot of time and effort - too much shade you have tall leggy seedlings. A lot of attention to watering and fertilizing also. I use to buy good seedlings from nursery and had good success that way. That is my plan in the future for broccoli and cabbage and even maybe lettuce. A real pain trying to grow these from seeds.
Broccoli 16 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
The guide here is just that a guide but it says plant seeds April and transplant May to Jul. You can try seeds undercover to start with and plant out when it cools off a bit. Good luck.
Broccoli 16 Feb, Darren (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Mike, I live on the edge of arid and temperate, and was thinking about planting broccoli in late Feb as well. I would suggest sowing the seeds under cover if possible, and planting the seedlings out in early March. Even then, depending on your circumstances, you still might need to put shadecloth over them. Can't help with the moth, other than spraying with eco oil if you see any caterpillars in the winter months.
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