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Watermelon 13 Oct, Mokone j mahlatsi (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi can you assist with black diamond watermelon and citrulus lanatus Carolina cross How must I plant and grow ? Thank you
Radish 11 Oct, Danny (New Zealand - temperate climate)
why are my radish going to seed? Have very big top and no radish.. have done for about 3 years .
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 11 Oct, Victor Jee (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Dear Sir I would like to know at what temperature will the gooseberry seed be destroyed 100c 150c or higher? Regards Victor Jee
Mint (also Garden mint) 11 Oct, MS. DANA L. FOX (USA - Zone 9a climate)
WHICH TYPE OF MINT SHOULD I PLANT OUTSIDE TO HELP REPEL BLACK ANTS? WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY IT AT IN THE FRESNO CALIFORNIA AREA? THANK YOU DANA
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 10 Oct, Phil Rodwell (Australia - temperate climate)
Just wanted to say what an amazingly useful resource your site is. Thanks for so much useful advice. Regards Phil Rodwell (Thank you, from the Gardenate team)
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) 10 Oct, Thorsten Stanley (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Planted snow peas 3 times in same place starting in July then August then September. Apart from an occasional plant nothing has come up. Peas grew fine there previous years and peas of same make growing in other parts of the garden. I live in Wellington. Is something eating them and what can I do? Nearest plants are baby potatoes. Spring so far has been mild rest of garden very happy
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) 11 Oct, anonymous (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Seeds like peas, beans, corn etc need to be planted in damp soil and then not watered for 3-4-5 days. If hot put some shade over them until they germinate. July and August are probably the worst months to try and germinate seeds along with Jan and Feb. Coldest and hottest times of the year. Soil temperature may have been a problem. Look up a temperature germination chart. Also try some crop rotation. If seeds haven't germinated in a reasonable amount of time have a gentle dig around to try and find them. See if they are ok or rotten.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) 10 Oct, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you have used seeds from the same packet each time, it might be the seeds. Try a different brand. Egmont seeds seem pretty reliable and have an on-line catalogue.
Ginger 10 Oct, lorraine makar (Australia - temperate climate)
You do not mention where to position plants.Does it require full sun? full shade? morning sun? Evening sun? light shade? Will be planted outdoors in pot. Thankyou
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 09 Oct, Sue (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Is there any way to tell which direction a courgette plant will grow in when planting a seedling - they tend to sprawl in one direction and its always a punt which way that will be. Sometimes they end up growing into other plants. My plant has 3 leaves on it and a smaller one coming similar to the one in your photo top of page. Thanks.
Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) 07 Oct, phil (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
If you want your parsley seed to germinate quickly pour boiling water over them.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 06 Oct, Alex (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I'm from Melbourne vic. I've had 3 attempts of growing zucchini black jack and so far no success, first attempt the plants we're taken with no trace 2nd they got eaten down to the stem this is my 3rd attempt I put tree guards and snail pellets around them also growing a nasturtium nearby but the leave are getting munched on. What can I do these are only young plants?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 07 Oct, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
An extreme method would be to make a wood frame about 50cm high and cover with 30% shade cloth. OR put stakes in the ground and use shade cloth or bird netting as a fence. I have 2m x 2m x .5m frame with veggie netting on and around it. Only problem the netting disintergated from flapping on the wood frame. I will replace with 30% shade cloth soon. Or make an arch with plastic pipe or chicken netting and cover with shade cloth. Look around the yard for things you could use.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 07 Oct, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go on the net and look for a natural spray - usually soapy water mixed with other things. Probably you have some grubs.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 06 Oct, bernard wilson (Australia - temperate climate)
surely to goodness somebody must know the answer as to why rosella plants wilt all of a sudden,It is nice to see all the qustions mentioning the various stages of wilting all of a sudden.this is all very well and good to know that I am not the only one this is happening to.Where are all the answers.Surely their must be some experts with the solution to this problem.Or don't they want us to know for some unknown reason? Surely some of the commercial growers must know.or do they have access to the cure that the home gardener is banned from using such as fruit fly prevention etc.it is very frustrating not to know the reason why this is happening.i am trying Yates Root Rot prevention at the moment.am I on the right track?
Rhubarb 07 Oct, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
https://www.tuigarden.co.nz/how-to-guide/rhubarb-growing-guide/ Here is a website about growing it. Do some research about growing it. Read a lot of different websites about what is required to grow it.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 07 Oct, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
There are no experts on this website I'm sorry to say. I'm just a home gardener trying to help genuine people. I grew parsley a few years ago and about this time of year it just died in the space of a week, very healthy plant to brown in a few days. When I have a problem I go looking on the internet. Ring up your state government agricultural department. Agricultural supply companies.
Rhubarb 08 Oct, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Last night I read wilt is a condition in the soil near impossible to treat. Suggestion don't grow rhubarb in wet damp soil, have good draining soil. It could be an iron deficient. If you have wilt pull the plants out and destroy. Don't grow that crop in that garden bed for 4 years. Use crop rotation. I may have more info tomorrow about using Dettol.
Rhubarb 09 Oct, anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try a cap full of Dettol in 4.5l of water and put on the soil around the plants.See how that goes.
Kohlrabi 06 Oct, Viv Forbes (Australia - temperate climate)
where can we buy vegie seeds on internet?
Kohlrabi 08 Oct, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try on-line seed selling companies,
Tomato 06 Oct, Rob (Australia - tropical climate)
Please suggest best tomatoes to grow in Cairns..Thanks
Tomato 07 Oct, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It really comes down to what kind of tomatoes you want to eat. Do you want big toms, medium or small, long or fat. A bushy variety or a tall growing one. Look up a seed selling website like Boondie Seeds and learn about the different kinds. Ask at your nursery or Bunnings. I like a medium size so that when making a sandwich I use the whole tomato. I grow Manapal and I also grow cherry tomatoes. Seedling just pop up in the garden from year to year from ones that fall on the ground. Gardening is about trying things and working out what works for you. Do some research on how to grow them.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 05 Oct, Rosslyn Major (Australia - temperate climate)
I have some Goosberrys that ive had a few years all dry,wanting to grow from seed can i plant now thank you .
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 07 Oct, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
The purpose of this website is really to advise. You found your climate zone and the plant you want to grow. The information is all there at the top of the page with comments on growing it. PLANT AUG TO DEC. The seeds are old and may not germinate. Seeds only last so long if not properly stored. Germination % drops. Read about it on the net.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 04 Oct, Janice (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where can you buy loofah's already grown and dried in SA ?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 03 Oct, John D. Salcd (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Starting from seed indoors, transplanted outdoors and had done well with a small crop of delicious berries. With cold weather approaching, can I dig up the plant and repot for indoor "wintering over" or will it survive the harsh winters experienced in this part of the U.S. Your earliest reply would be most welcome. Thank you. J. Salce
Beetroot (also Beets) 02 Oct, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Very Impressed. Best site I have ever come across/ Thank you,
Pumpkin 01 Oct, Alisina Zahidi (Australia - temperate climate)
My mum made me put 2 seeds in the same spot, will that ruin the pumpkins?
Pumpkin 02 Oct, Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
It is probably so that you can choose which plant is stronger and remove the other one. Ask your mum why.
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