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Potato 14 Jun, Maseven makhunga (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I want advice because it my first time to plant the potatoes
Potato 17 Jun, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Go summer rainfall and read all about what is required. Also google a lot about growing in your climate zone.
Garlic 13 Jun, Peter (Australia - temperate climate)
I have already planted my Garlic and I was looking at bags of Garlic Cloves in my local shop. Reading through the instructions it said "Do not mulch Garlic". Wondering what your thoughts are. I mulched mine straight after I planted it. We have had a lot of rain. I am on the Central Coast NSW.
Garlic 16 Jun, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
With mulching and a lot of rain the ground could become very wet and cause the bulbs to rot before germination.
Strawberry Plants 12 Jun, dolores fielding (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Any suggestions for growing strawberries in the tropics. St croix USVI Zone 11. Varieties and source of seeds and plants, soil preparation, sun or shade, fertilizer, pest control, any advice is appreciated.
Onion 12 Jun, Portia (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can I plant onions in south Africa September month. I'm mpumalanga lowveld nelspruit.
Rhubarb 10 Jun, Sherry (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I am in 10b. Which rhubarb can I grow here? Is it a perennial or annual in my zone?
Pumpkin 10 Jun, Cait (Australia - temperate climate)
We live in NSW, and have got some butternut pumpkin seedlings that we have grown from seed (we weren't sure if they'd grow but have). Do they have a chance at growing sucessfully, or is it too early for them to grow due to winter?
Pumpkin 12 Jun, (Australia - temperate climate)
If you can hold out for a couple of months that will give the seedlings the best chance
Tomato 07 Jun, Nick Thegardner (USA - Zone 10b climate)
We have planted two different tomato transplants in our raised bed. Bed is about 18" deep. Have good soil, topped with compost, then covered with straw. How often should we be watering this time of year? Current daily temps are around 70-75.
Tomato 10 Jun, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
If it is hot a good watering 3 times a week - not so hot 2 times a week. Small plants need small waterings more often. The finger test is a good indicator also.
Tomato 09 Jun, dan (USA - Zone 10a climate)
nick, I've read just to stick your finger in about 2 in. and if it's dry, then water. There's also fertilizing to consider. Homestead and Chill is a great website that has articles on Tomato's (deep watering/ shade cloth) and alot more. dan
Beetroot (also Beets) 05 Jun, Murray (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Why does it say not to grow beetroot next to carrots? I have done this.....
Beetroot (also Beets) 17 Jun, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Probability a mistake.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) 05 Jun, Elisabeth (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I leave my Italian parsley in pots over winter and will they regrow next spring .Also I pulled 3 parsley bushes out of the garden because they grew over a metre tall and had huge roots should I have left them in to regrow ?
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) 10 Jun, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the notes about it.
Tomato 05 Jun, Melissa (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I started my seeds back in January and transplanted them out mid-march like the diagram said. However, it does show you can plant them in April, but I would be careful because just as they are starting to take off the heat and humidity will be setting in. Depending on the variety most plants will not produce fruit when temperatures are consistently about 90 degrees. Which we are almost there in our zone. Adding shade over them can help! Otherwise, I use the tapping method to aid with pollination :).
Ginger 03 Jun, Marilyn (Australia - temperate climate)
My next door neighbour rips them all up, cuts them into sizeable pieces and freezes it. He's been doing it for years with no problems. I'll be doing the same.
Ginger 03 Jun, Marilyn (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted bits of ginger I bought from the store. I thought it had died after a few months in the pot but no. It's thriving and putting up many new shoots. It's now almost a metre high. Just waiting for the leaves to die off so I can harvest. Hopefully that won't be too long as the leaves are yellowing now. Will this be OK to consume seeing as it's grown pretty well and ftom store bought?
Onion 02 Jun, Karen Ventura (USA - Zone 8a climate)
what type of onions should be planted in zone 8, ie: long day, short day etc?
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 29 May, Kishinchand (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi, i used to plant,coriander and parsely well. But now i tried to plant since one year but nothing is growing .so please help me what is the easy way to plant them? so may be how to lmprove the soil ,what to use
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram) 29 May, Katherine boys (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
My sweet marjoram did not show knots as I'm accustomed to when I had it in another garden. Instead, it showed long (2cm) flower heads. I like the knots which are very pungent and wonderful in salads. Could the plant have been too well nourished? The leaves aren't really grey-green, just green, and not at all strong in taste.
Sunflower 28 May, Lisa (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I want to plant sunflowers for table arrangements for a fund raiser Oct 19. What variety would be best for a late planting and when should i plant them for the right timing?
Peas 27 May, Michael hornick (USA - Zone 6a climate)
can i plant a second snow pea crop? i live in n.j., zone 6a.
Sunflower 24 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Is the end of May too late to start sunflowers in Zone 9b?
Broccoli 22 May, Madeleine (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
I planted my seeds directly in the garden over the May long weekend. Will they grow?
Broccoli 10 Jun, (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
Probably not, depends if you look after them carefully. It is a fine line between over watering and under watering. Then watering them regularly as they grow. Seedlings are very slow growing the first few weeks. Good luck.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 22 May, Barbara (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Varieties of Jerusalem artichokes available at Livingseeds
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 22 May, Sheree Boyd (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
You can buy burdock seeds from Kings Seeds online, product code #6500.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 21 May, Phil Knight (Australia - temperate climate)
I have 10+ year old seed stock. Last season all 10 seeds failed to germinate. This season I am attempting to germinate inside until emerging in controlled environment. I soaked 24 hours and then placed seeds on damp paper towel in ziplock bag. I am concerned about mold appearing on seed. I cleaned off mold and sprayed with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Seeking advice. Thanks in advance
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