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Onion 29 Nov, Themba Peter (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I have onions that need transplanting is it the right time, will appreciate the advice.
Ginger 28 Nov, Arthur Brown (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can ginger grow effectively in Johannesburg South that gets a summer rainfall?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 28 Nov, Theresa Tyree (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I am an eight a and now they are calling at 8B. I’ve grown sweet potatoes, very successfully in the ground the past two years, Your greenhouse if it is heat controlled should grow them very well but maybe not in December January February because they like the heat check out traditions on YouTube they did it. But I think they fertilized too much. Lots of leaves no tubers. Good luck.
Pumpkin 27 Nov, FOX MAN (USA - Zone 8b climate)
what is the biggest type of pumpkin in a zone 8b area?
Gourd (also summer squash) 27 Nov, Elysa Dennett (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Does anyone have Summer Squash also known as Crookneck squash seeds to share? I have looked everywhere and cannot find a supplier here in NZ.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 26 Nov, Malcolm (Australia - temperate climate)
are we allowed to grow in South Australia
Pumpkin 26 Nov, Retha (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Months to plant maize, beans and pumpkin
Cabbage 26 Nov, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Are there recommendations for sowing cabbage seeds that are tolerant of hot days (17 to 21 deg C and cooler nights 6 to 10 deg C as experienced in the central N.I. I do OK with shop bought punnets in early spring and mid to late autumn, but have no luck with sucessional planting in late spring through summer and early autumn.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 25 Nov, Eva (Australia - temperate climate)
I wonder where I could pay some Yacon plants please. I need for health reasons. Thankyou
Lettuce 24 Nov, KCS (USA - Zone 9b climate)
How much sun/shade does lettuce require? Would love to plant in a mostly shaded area of the outside.
Carrot 22 Nov, Scelo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can I grow carrots in December? I am in South Africa (Durban)
Carrot 26 Nov, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
In addition to my prior reply: don't forget to check the weather OVER the ENTIRE duration of growth. That is, the average days to harvest for carrots is 60 to 80 days. The days to harvest are calculated based on ideal growing conditions (temperatures/sunshine/water). So if your planting seeds on December 01 -- then expect germination by around Dec 15 - and then add 80 days -- which yields March 04 -- so you need to verify that you have the correct growing temperatures in Dec, Jan, Feb and March (in case you carrots take a little longer). Best of LUCK -- and remember the 60 - 80 days is for the average carrots some varieties take longer -- like my favorite - the DRAGON CARROT takes 90 days. Dragon Carrots are sweet and full of color. The nine inch roots have a bright orange interior with an amazing reddish purple skin. Full of nutrients including lycopene, Dragon Carrots are good for the body and look fantastic in the kitchen. (info for dragon carrots take from a seed retail site).
Carrot 26 Nov, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I really can't answer your question, (Can you grow carrots in December in your area) but I can give you all the growing criteria and then you can check (via prior years climate data for your area) whether your area meets the conditions for carrot growth or not. .Carrots: -- minimum germination temperature is 2c : optimum germination is 10c to 25c (the temperatures must be sustained). Seeds germinate over a 2 week period -- if crust forms on the top of the soil, germination will be restricted. Carrots like well drained, well aerated loamy soil. They are SOMEWHAT drought resistant. -- optimum growing temps : 15C to 20C , with a minimum of 5C and a maximum of 24C Outside of the growing range (less than 5c or more than 24c) the carrot goes into "dormancy/holding pattern" with extreme temps killing the carrot. Carrots like well drained soil and they like aeration... so planting in hills (or hilling) is beneficial and allows carrots to grow longer. Carrots can tolerate shade but do best in full sun. I looked up the temperatures for germination and growing on the Atlantic Canada's Advisory board publications (since I don't have all my germination and growing temps memorized). Hope this helps you decide whether or not you can grow carrots in your area in December.
Carrot 25 Nov, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
August to April.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 21 Nov, Samuel Sehloho (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I would like to know about an eggplant. seedlings, after planting them how long are they going to last on the soil?
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 25 Nov, Anonymous (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Do mean how long will they grow - best to read the notes about growing them.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 21 Nov, Anthony (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
.I Grow mine in September. I Grow my seeds in toilet rolls with seedling mix. 10 day or less to germinate.. plant out before bees arrive about in September ,October.(will help pollinate the flowers ) Harvest Nov. Yummy I have heard you can grow them all summer in a shaded place . Doing it this year Waste of time growing them through winter, without the bees Growing season is Auckland
Rhubarb 17 Nov, M (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I’ve got a rhubarb plant I planted at the end of sept/early oct. Several of the larger leaves have turned yellow (about 3) and about 3 new baby stalks have turned yellow. There are still about 10 large green healthy leaves on there. Is there something I’m doing wrong?
Rhubarb 25 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
The larger leaves could be just old ones. The new leaves could be lack of fertiliser.
Turnip 17 Nov, Larry (USA - Zone 9a climate)
When I plant turnips or radishes they never grow a root. I only get greens. I planted in Compost and fertilized at planting with 13-13-13. What can I do to get the root to grow?
Turnip 25 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You are using too high a fertiliser. N is for leaf growth P for roots and K is for flower and seed. So back off the N. Just mix a bit compost to soil and mix in well - plant the seeds and see how they grow. If poorly give a light fertilising.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 17 Nov, Kerry (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy choko please, live on north west coast Tasmania , in st Helen’s now for week end , I go to Launceston regularly. Thank you regards kerry
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 25 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
Ask in a shop if you want to eat or plant. Otherwise they don't grow in temperate or cool/mountain areas. Need tropical - sub tropical climate by this website.
Rhubarb 15 Nov, Arlene Johnson (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I live in Dallas, TX and I would like to plant some rhubarb, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, and beets. When do i plant these and can I plant them in a shaded part of the yard?
Rhubarb 25 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
You will have to look up on this website, each different vegetable to see when to plant. Veg general need sun and lots of it.
Cucumber 11 Nov, Anne (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Morning I can’t post a pic by looks of it but I’m a learner gardener and have cucumber growing but the leaves look Like they have some sort of fungus on them so not sure on how to fix it
Cucumber 25 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
Google fungus on cucumbers. It comes up with powdery mildew - see if the photos look the same as your cucumbers.
Strawberry Plants 10 Nov, Denise (USA - Zone 5b climate)
New to gardening. I have several strawberry plants in raised planters that I planted in early summer. Wondering if I should bring them in to our attached garage to protect them from freezing this winter? Thanks!
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 10 Nov, Rosalind gayles (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I'm in charlotte nc....when is best time to start loofah seeds?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 25 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
April May if you live Zone 8a. Go to luffa page set climate to 8b and it will tell you when to plant.
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