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Asparagus 14 Dec, john bennett (Australia - tropical climate)
can I grow asparagus in cooktown fnq temp 16-35c if so what Varity
Rhubarb 14 Dec, M Bray (Australia - temperate climate)
Could I plant rhubarb now & where can obtain estabilished crowns.
Horseradish 14 Dec, josephine (Australia - temperate climate)
Does horseradish need full or filtered sunlight to grow well on eyre peninsular and how often does it need watering.
Cucumber 14 Dec, Brenda (Australia - temperate climate)
Same of the Lebanese cucumbers different colours bit lighter are they still okay to eat .
Pumpkin 13 Dec, Damian Blake (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Why is it recommended to avoid growing pumpkin near potato plants?
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 13 Dec, Sally (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Slow to germinate on Atherton Tablelands (far north Queensland, elevation 900m, so cooler than coast). Seeds available Bunnings.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 12 Dec, Daniella (Australia - temperate climate)
I found them this week at the central markets in adelaide, at the big Chinese grocer next to the food court (Kim wangs)
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 12 Dec, Ilka Howell (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
What happens if you plant fennel with beans? I didn't know they shouldn't be grown together and have planted them in a large garden bed together. They are not right next to each other, have lettuce and radishes separating so approx 1m apart. Will they grow ok?
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 13 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From Houzz Fennel is allelopathic to most garden plants, inhibiting growth, causing to bolt, or actually killing many plants. Like black walnut or elder, it produces some chemical or other which does bad things to its neighbours. Although it causes coriander to bolt, the coriander does help to prevent fennel from becoming too much of a weed. It depends which one you want to sacrifice, I guess! It will cross-pollinate with dill, resulting in a horrible-tasting plant. I think fennel will be OK if grown in a pot, but you'll need to be vigilant to stop it from going to seed (a pity if you want those seeds!) - those seeds can travel far and wide, making it a very invasive plant indeed.
Garlic 11 Dec, Phillip green (Australia - temperate climate)
Where on central coast can I buy garlic bulbs to plant?
Garlic 13 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From any shop that sells them - supermarkets etc. Plant around June.
Watermelon 10 Dec, mahlatsi j mokone (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I plant my carolinacross watermelon on 20nvember 2017 it ryte time or wat?
Beetroot (also Beets) 09 Dec, Kenneth Chagunda (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
thanks John for reply for your on beet root diseases
Pumpkin 09 Dec, Cheryl (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We have both jap and butternut pumpkins growing but seem to only have male flowers. Do we pull them out and start again. There is plenty of male flowers
Pumpkin 11 Dec, Gary (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Cheryl, pumpkins and the like start off with plenty of male flowers, so that when the female flowers form (which should be any time now) there are plenty of male flowers to be able to pollinate them. When the pumpkin runners get to about 3 meters pinch out the tips and they will put out more runners thus giving more crop. Cheers Gary
Pumpkin 11 Dec, Michelle (Australia - arid climate)
Usually the first flowers on a plant are male - be patient! These are used to pollinate the female flowers that will form shortly.
Pumpkin 13 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just a point, pumpkin female flowers only open one day - until about mid arvo. If no bees, break off a male flower and pollinate the female flower with it. I did this the other week - two different f flowers in three days. One grew one died. ????
Watermelon 09 Dec, Sarah Gumede (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I am in Nkomazi around Nelspruit and I want to plant watermelon. Today is the 10 of December. Where can I get them meaning the seeds. I would like to have the seedless type. Can I still plant them
Broccoli 08 Dec, Kenneth Chagunda (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
what type of pesticides are used on the plants and what type of fertilizer should be applied too.thanks
Beetroot (also Beets) 08 Dec, Kenneth Chagunda (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
.1.what type of pesticides should be applied to beet roots if attached by pests. 2.what type of fertilizer if any is recommended to be applied to the plants.
Cucumber 08 Dec, john shsnahan (Australia - temperate climate)
Check for Red spider they love cucumber
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 08 Dec, Sue (Australia - tropical climate)
My rosella bush leaves are being eaton by something I can't see anything on them but it is leaving small holes in them. What is a safe spray to use on the rosella bushes.
Garlic 08 Dec, Ryan (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I have recently harvested my garlic and was wondering if it is possible to freeze at least 2 bulbs to plant again next year?
Garlic 08 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I would just let them dry out for a week or so and then store in a cool dry area.
Potato 08 Dec, PATRICK FOLEY (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I would love to get some of those Maori potatoes any chance ?
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 07 Dec, Bev (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Why did my rocket go straight to flower and seed after planting
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 10 Dec, Hamsa (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
When it gets hot, rocket goes to seeds, collect the seeds when they dry and sow them in autumn and you will have rocket in autumn, winter and spring
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 08 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Probably to do with the season (end of growing season). I have had coriander growing for the last 6-8 weeks or so - it receives plenty of water and the soil is fertile and it is going to seed now. Some plants only have a short life. Maybe plant it earlier next year.
Parsnip 07 Dec, Gary Hughes (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it possible to grow parsnips in the north of Thailand
Parsnip 08 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try and grow it in the cooler time of the year. Google growing parsnips in Thailand.
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