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Potato 29 Mar, Mkhacani (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can I buy the seeds; iam in Giyani What time to plant temperature is +_32 degrees
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 28 Mar, Helen (Australia - temperate climate)
Its almost the end of March and i still have eggplant growing with flowers but no fruit. Will they still produce or is it better to remove and use for other veggies? Thank you
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 28 Mar, Gillian (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I have a young five-year-old granddaughter now living in Sydney. Would Asparagus Pea be a good plant for her to start her gardening adventure in Australia? if so, where would you suggest to buy the seeds, online if poss., and, if not, please suggest an alternative edible plant that's likely to yield a harvest so it's an encouraging and pleasurable experience. I'd prefer her to start with a small and, hopefully, successful growing project! Parents are busy and not especially interested yet she's keen. Any particular horticultural do's and dont's for me to share with her long-distance would be very welcome. Many thanks, Gillian
Cucumber 28 Mar, Denise (Australia - tropical climate)
My question is can you grow lebanese cucumber in large pot in a hot house
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 27 Mar, Kerry (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am planting Mango (Candy) Melon and they apear to be similar. What time of year to plant plz? Sub tropics around central Qld.
Cucumber 27 Mar, Eric Peterson (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Hi there! I was wondering why cucumbers shouldn't be grown near tomatoes? Thank you!
Cucumber 29 Mar, Brenda (Australia - arid climate)
You actually can. They are companion plants and grow well together but both dislike growing near potatoes. Basil also likes tomatoes and cucumbers. Funny isnt it :)
Garlic 27 Mar, Frank Dart (Australia - arid climate)
I have only a small garden being in a unit, I have Zucchini, Capsicum,Tomatoes, Radish and Rhubarb in the bed will Garlic be compatible with them. Frank
Garlic 29 Mar, Ruth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Gdday Frank! no problem, just don't plant any beans or peas near garlic, they don't like each other!!! happy gardening, stay healthy & happy!!
Garlic 28 Mar, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to garlic and read what is compatible with it and what is not.
Tomatillo 26 Mar, Robin Duval-Smith (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Compared with a cape gooseberry which I have, how large does a single fruit of tomatillo grow? Is it rich in vitamin C...what other food values?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 25 Mar, Lyn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have rosellas growing and all looking lush.. BUT some of the stems are droopy and bent right toward the tip..looks like something may have twisted it.. any idea what is causing this and how to treat it. Thank you.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 28 Mar, Clive (Australia - temperate climate)
Also check for grasshoppers. I had the same broken stems on my rosellas. Noticed a few of green grasshoppers. Sprayed them. Now no grasshoppers and no broken stems. Coincidence????
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 27 Mar, Kathryn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My rosellas are also looking great - flowering and setting fruit but I did notice the same thing this week and upon closer observation there were green caterpillars on the leaves. I gave them to the chooks :)
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 26 Mar, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
With a lush plant I would say you are over watering and fertilising them. The stems are growing growing and become thinish and weak. Back off the watering and fert and let the plants tuffin up a bit. Otherwise you may have some disease. Last time I saw rosella plants was nearly 60 years ago.
Cauliflower 25 Mar, Graham (Australia - temperate climate)
From Melbourne is it to late to grow Cauliflowers from seed if planted today.
Cauliflower 26 Mar, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
The info here is a guide, you have to look at your local conditions. If you plant now the crop will depend on whether you have a warmish or a cold winter. Approx 18-20+ weeks to grow, so won't be ready until near end of August. If the crop doesn't grow very good this year then you will know to plant earlier next year. OR just go and buy some seedlings then you have a better chance. Raising seedlings is a bit of an art especially the cabbage lettuce broccoli caulies etc.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 24 Mar, Tim McKelvey (USA - Zone 8b climate)
When speak of "compatibility to grow beside", how close or far is that? How far apart do compatibles and antagonists have to be that we don't need to worry about compatability factor?
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 26 Mar, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
To avoid problems, it is best to plant varieties listed as not compatible in separate beds or pots etc.
Leeks 24 Mar, Audrey Dempsey (USA - Zone 5b climate)
I am in Upton, MA. My leek plants arrived today. I was planning to be away in April and May, so I had them sent early. Now I am home with trip cancelled. Can I plant the leek plants now? If not, how long can I wait? I have 50 Lancelot leek plants.
Carrot 24 Mar, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I plant carrots at this time of year I just put some cauliflowers in what’s the best way to protect from pests Thankyou
Carrot 24 Mar, Another gardener (Australia - temperate climate)
Carrots, learn how to use this website please, the info is there. Best protection is to cover them with a fine netting. Check for grubs every day. Read about organic sprays or go and buy chemical sprays.
Sweet corn (also maize) 23 Mar, Dale Winton (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi, Just wondering if it is a problem to plant sweet corn in trays and transplanting once bigger? Thanks Dale
Sweet corn (also maize) 24 Mar, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I think they transplant ok. They sell corn seedlings in seed trays at Bunnings.
Sweet corn (also maize) 24 Mar, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is very easy to germinate corn in the garden. Plant into wet soil or give a good watering after planting and don't water again for 3-4 days depending if it is hot or warm. If you over water them they will rot. You can do in trays but as mention above be careful with watering. Transplant when about 75-100mm high, don't leave it until they are 300mm high. Sane applies to bean and peas.
Rhubarb 23 Mar, gary ellard (Australia - temperate climate)
have been growing rhubarb in a 2mtr square wicking bed. Have shreddard old horse manure and placed it on top of the bed as a mulch. Before i did this , i was cultivating stalks regularly but then the leaves turned red and i lost the lot. I was led to believe rhubarb loves manure of horse. Have i done any thing wrong?
Rhubarb 24 Mar, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It might be too acid. Have you checked the soil pH?
Rhubarb 24 Mar, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Manures generally have little NPK. When you put these or other mulches in the soil, they grab all the N to break the manure down, therefore the plant has little access to N and don't grow much. In future put the manure in a pile and wet it and turn it over regularly to break it down to compost before putting it on the garden. When applying mulch over put it on about 50mm thick. Mulch 200mm thick will take a long time for water to pernitrate through to the soil.
Potato 22 Mar, Gretta (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I have dense clay yard soil with rocks so I may need to get ALOT of mulch to grow potatoes in zone 9b. Right? I'm a total beginner so any tips or feedback for zone 9b would be appreciated
Potato 24 Mar, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You could try digging a shallow trench, put the seed potatoes in this, and cover with straw/mulch and compost or rotted manure. Keep topping up the straw as the potatoes grow. You'll end up with potatoes and some good quality soil.
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