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Shallots (also Eschalots) 16 Nov, Gloria (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted about a dozen shallot bulbs 3 months ago in a slightly raised bed in partial shade Waited for them to start flowering then died back. Today I dug them up and they had not developed shallots. Is this overwatering we had had lots of heavy rain during this period or do they need more sun
Brussels sprouts 16 Nov, brian hoare (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
When is a good time to grow brussels sprouts in cool climate from seeds to avoid hot weather?
Dill 14 Nov, Pamela Rudolph (New Zealand - temperate climate)
What type of soil is best for growing Dill?
Kale (also Borecole) 12 Nov, Caleb (USA - Zone 7b climate)
When do you harvest kale?
Kale (also Borecole) 15 Nov, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Read the notes here about when to harvest.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 12 Nov, rodney (Australia - temperate climate)
Planted shallots mid August are about 60cms high and flowering, are they ready for harvest
Shallots (also Eschalots) 15 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
yes - try and pick just before the go to seed.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 12 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
will my climbing beans flower again when the possum eats all the flowers
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 08 Nov, Carol (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I bought 5 tubers from Amazon, they're huge, about 4" wide! Can I cut them to make more plantings? Also, it says to plant in February, how do I store then until then? Don't want them to rot!
Potato 08 Nov, Peter Chapman (Australia - temperate climate)
My potatos have come on very nicely. I just started digging them for new potatoes. Wife did some with parsley garlic and butter - delicious. Now my question is how long can I leave my potatoes in the ground after the tops dry off. We live in a Retirement Village which has lovely large veg plots. We do not have a lot of room to store spuds. Cheers Pete
Potato 10 Nov, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If the soil is fairly dry they could keep for a couple of weeks in the soil. When you dig them up, leave in the sun or a shaded place for 1 or 2 days to toughen the skin a bit then store in a cool dark place.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 05 Nov, Dana Bennett (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I plant my collards in September here in Montgomery Alabama should I be planting them at a different time? I do very well with them the late summer and early fall. I was not aware that they come back I always pull the plant and put them in a compost. Should I be doing that?
Asparagus 04 Nov, Joann Reifel (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
We actually live in Sierra Leone. We have had our plants for several years. We keep watering them through dry season (Mid Nov-April) so they won't die. Will they die if left alone or just hibernate? Also, should we trim fronds off at all or bend them over to reseed (they have multiplied on their own fairly well). And when should we add compost?
Asparagus 10 Nov, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I cut my ferns off late winter (August), apply compost and fertilise and water well. I pick all spears until the end of Oct (2 mths) then I let the ferns grow. I water each week. I do another picking in Feb for 3-4 weeks. Then I let grow again. I water until end of Autumn. Then let the ferns die back. Cut off end of winter. I cut my ferns off water really well. apply 100-150mm of compost and fertilise and water well. Spears usually start shooting straight away (early Sept). I live Sub-tropical Australia.
Ginger 03 Nov, GB (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Can ginger be grown in greenhouses (raised beds, plastic coverings, warmers as needed) in zone 9a? Have access to great soil, lots of water and high humidity.
Ginger 12 Nov, Julie (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I am very successful growing ginger in my 9b raised beds and clay succulent planters (a 2ft shallow clay pot you see at garden centers with annuals or cacti growing in them). I sow knobs I've purchased at the market (no problem with them sprouting) in the springtime though; as the summer heat comes on, I make sure to water every day. Just make sure you butt the broken off end against the side of the container, and allow the front part of the plant to grow forward towards the center of the pot. (Hopefully that makes sense).
Celery 02 Nov, Miroslav Andjic (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, what does the word "blanching" mean in the above context: (Compatible with (can grow beside): Not applicable as celery needs to be close together to encourage blanching)? Thanks, Miroslav Andjic
Celery 07 Nov, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you plant celery close together the stalks are protected from the sunlight and the outside leaves are a light green/white colour - blanched. Plant them far apart and the stalks are darker green and a bitter.
Celery 03 Nov, Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Blanching celery means that a portion of the stem is white instead of green.
Celery 03 Nov, Miroslav Andjic (Australia - temperate climate)
Thank you very much Liz.
Carrot 01 Nov, Sharon (USA - Zone 7b climate)
When should I start my carrot seeds for harvesting in January February March
Carrot 07 Nov, Liz (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Find your zone at the top of the Carrot page Check the harvest time and work back from that, or check the chart which suggests sowing time.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 31 Oct, Jo-Anne Rossouw (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Planted seeds from Cape gooseberries which grew immediately. Now it looks like long spear zigzac on sides leaves and have clusters of red dots all over. What is that? Leaves are also turning redish on the ends. Is something wrong? Is it even gooseberries or am i pampering weeds?? Not sure about the red cluster of dots.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 09 Nov, Aleta Baron (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This year I sowed mine in pots. Last summer was too cold. My thinking is it is too cold yet with the red on leaves. Sow in pots and you will know exactly.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 30 Oct, bernie (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live in the Redlands on the sourthern outskirts of Brisbane. I am trying to grow sweet potatoes for the first time. I have grown my own slips and planted them out and the vines are growing nicely. What I would like to know is where do the tubers grow from. Is it from the base of the slip or from the vines. Also I only have one vine growing from each plant. Do I need more than one vine and if so how do I encourage the extra vines.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 30 Oct, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The best way to plant sweet potatoes is to take a piece of vine with growing tip at one end about 400mm long, strip most of the leaves off but leave the growing tip (last 150mm) plant that in a trench with the tip sticking out of the soil. Water every day until it starts growing. Along the slip where the leaves joined the vine tubers will grow.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 29 Oct, Dorothy Curtain (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am in Fremantle area in WA and want to know what type of soil is best and if windy conditions are detrimental to growing loofah , and do they withstand 40dg.which can happen over summer , so for this area when is best time for planting . Thank you
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 30 Oct, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
The planting guide is at the top of the page - pick temperate climate zone - spring -summer. Try and protect from the wind and if possible a bit of shade morning or afternoon. On a trellis if possible.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 28 Oct, Sheryn Verner (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do I cut back my rosella plant after fruiting.? Mine seems to be dying, not a single leaf on it.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 28 Oct, Vincent Power (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
What is the growing habit of Cantelope. Can I train them up a trellis or mesh frame to 2 metres or do they spread sideways?
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