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Garlic 06 Dec, Pieter (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
I was not able to find anyone selling day neutral varieties such as Southern Glen; sounds as if day lenght makes a huge difference in warmer subtropical climates; does anyone have advice as to which variety will form the best bulbs in the Lowveld's warm winters
Sunflower 05 Dec, nancy aldape (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I love sunflowers
Marrow 01 Dec, Lina Vennix (Australia - temperate climate)
I would like to thank Ken for his advice on 23/9/23 I have successfully grow the marrows and have had to hand pollinate the flowers using a small brush. A lot of the small female fruit have dropped off the plant but so far have 3 marrows growing well. Can you advise how to keep the seeds, at what stage do I collect them?
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 30 Nov, Noel (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
What variety would be suitable for south east coastal QLD
Onion 29 Nov, Themba Peter (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I have onions that need transplanting is it the right time, will appreciate the advice.
Onion 30 Nov, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
You could try but it does say Feb - April.
Ginger 28 Nov, Arthur Brown (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can ginger grow effectively in Johannesburg South that gets a summer rainfall?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 28 Nov, Theresa Tyree (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I am an eight a and now they are calling at 8B. I’ve grown sweet potatoes, very successfully in the ground the past two years, Your greenhouse if it is heat controlled should grow them very well but maybe not in December January February because they like the heat check out traditions on YouTube they did it. But I think they fertilized too much. Lots of leaves no tubers. Good luck.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 30 Nov, (USA - Zone 3a climate)
Too much leaf is too much nitrogen.
Pumpkin 27 Nov, FOX MAN (USA - Zone 8b climate)
what is the biggest type of pumpkin in a zone 8b area?
Gourd (also summer squash) 27 Nov, Elysa Dennett (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Does anyone have Summer Squash also known as Crookneck squash seeds to share? I have looked everywhere and cannot find a supplier here in NZ.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 26 Nov, Malcolm (Australia - temperate climate)
are we allowed to grow in South Australia
Pumpkin 26 Nov, Retha (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Months to plant maize, beans and pumpkin
Cabbage 26 Nov, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Are there recommendations for sowing cabbage seeds that are tolerant of hot days (17 to 21 deg C and cooler nights 6 to 10 deg C as experienced in the central N.I. I do OK with shop bought punnets in early spring and mid to late autumn, but have no luck with sucessional planting in late spring through summer and early autumn.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 25 Nov, Eva (Australia - temperate climate)
I wonder where I could pay some Yacon plants please. I need for health reasons. Thankyou
Yacon (also Sunroot) 30 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to google and type buy yacon plants.
Lettuce 24 Nov, KCS (USA - Zone 9b climate)
How much sun/shade does lettuce require? Would love to plant in a mostly shaded area of the outside.
Lettuce 05 Dec, Faith Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
MOSTLY Shade greens (which is a couple of hours of sun per day): Asian greens (bok choi, pak choi, komatsuna, tatsoi), misuna, kale. mustard greens, arugula AND yes, lettuce... but when you say mostly shade.... and I start to think of what the conditions are like after watering.... wet shade.... and for my zone this means slugs and slugs love lettuce; and for that reason I would probably go with a green other than lettuce -- looking in particular for a firmer, stronger tasting (hotter) green. SOME SEEDS need light to germinate... so you need to start these plants elsewhere and transplant, or perhaps chose a green whose seeds do not need light to germinate.
Lettuce 30 Nov, (USA - Zone 3a climate)
Most crops need plenty of sun otherwise they grow small and weak. There are different varieties to plant in summer or winter.
Carrot 22 Nov, Scelo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can I grow carrots in December? I am in South Africa (Durban)
Carrot 26 Nov, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
In addition to my prior reply: don't forget to check the weather OVER the ENTIRE duration of growth. That is, the average days to harvest for carrots is 60 to 80 days. The days to harvest are calculated based on ideal growing conditions (temperatures/sunshine/water). So if your planting seeds on December 01 -- then expect germination by around Dec 15 - and then add 80 days -- which yields March 04 -- so you need to verify that you have the correct growing temperatures in Dec, Jan, Feb and March (in case you carrots take a little longer). Best of LUCK -- and remember the 60 - 80 days is for the average carrots some varieties take longer -- like my favorite - the DRAGON CARROT takes 90 days. Dragon Carrots are sweet and full of color. The nine inch roots have a bright orange interior with an amazing reddish purple skin. Full of nutrients including lycopene, Dragon Carrots are good for the body and look fantastic in the kitchen. (info for dragon carrots take from a seed retail site).
Carrot 26 Nov, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I really can't answer your question, (Can you grow carrots in December in your area) but I can give you all the growing criteria and then you can check (via prior years climate data for your area) whether your area meets the conditions for carrot growth or not. .Carrots: -- minimum germination temperature is 2c : optimum germination is 10c to 25c (the temperatures must be sustained). Seeds germinate over a 2 week period -- if crust forms on the top of the soil, germination will be restricted. Carrots like well drained, well aerated loamy soil. They are SOMEWHAT drought resistant. -- optimum growing temps : 15C to 20C , with a minimum of 5C and a maximum of 24C Outside of the growing range (less than 5c or more than 24c) the carrot goes into "dormancy/holding pattern" with extreme temps killing the carrot. Carrots like well drained soil and they like aeration... so planting in hills (or hilling) is beneficial and allows carrots to grow longer. Carrots can tolerate shade but do best in full sun. I looked up the temperatures for germination and growing on the Atlantic Canada's Advisory board publications (since I don't have all my germination and growing temps memorized). Hope this helps you decide whether or not you can grow carrots in your area in December.
Carrot 25 Nov, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
August to April.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 21 Nov, Samuel Sehloho (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I would like to know about an eggplant. seedlings, after planting them how long are they going to last on the soil?
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 25 Nov, Anonymous (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Do mean how long will they grow - best to read the notes about growing them.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 21 Nov, Anthony (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
.I Grow mine in September. I Grow my seeds in toilet rolls with seedling mix. 10 day or less to germinate.. plant out before bees arrive about in September ,October.(will help pollinate the flowers ) Harvest Nov. Yummy I have heard you can grow them all summer in a shaded place . Doing it this year Waste of time growing them through winter, without the bees Growing season is Auckland
Rhubarb 17 Nov, M (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I’ve got a rhubarb plant I planted at the end of sept/early oct. Several of the larger leaves have turned yellow (about 3) and about 3 new baby stalks have turned yellow. There are still about 10 large green healthy leaves on there. Is there something I’m doing wrong?
Rhubarb 25 Nov, (Australia - temperate climate)
The larger leaves could be just old ones. The new leaves could be lack of fertiliser.
Turnip 17 Nov, Larry (USA - Zone 9a climate)
When I plant turnips or radishes they never grow a root. I only get greens. I planted in Compost and fertilized at planting with 13-13-13. What can I do to get the root to grow?
Turnip 25 Nov, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You are using too high a fertiliser. N is for leaf growth P for roots and K is for flower and seed. So back off the N. Just mix a bit compost to soil and mix in well - plant the seeds and see how they grow. If poorly give a light fertilising.
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