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Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 22 Mar, Linda Bowden (Australia - temperate climate)
Why is my Rosela bush not flowering. Its huge in size, about 7ft tall. But no blooms.... help
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 28 Mar, Clive (Australia - temperate climate)
I was in the same boat. Big plants but no flowers. Now i have fruit everywhere and around 50-60 flowers everyday. Central QLD. Seamed a few weeks ago when the temps dropped a little they started to flower. These are bushes i grew from my own seeds from last season. I have another 4 bushes grown from seeds i bought from Ebay. 2 of these bushes have only just started signs of fruit in the last 2 days. Yours may flower real soon, depends on your climate/temperatures. I made a jar of rosella jam yesterday. Looks like another 100 jars coming up lol
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 24 Mar, Frank (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You may have too much nitrogen in the soil so leaf growths is excessive at the expense of flowers? Add some potassium
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 24 Mar, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You may have over fertilised it or grown it out of season. Plants will grow and grow until nutrient starts to run out and then they will go to seed to reproduce themselves.
Sweet corn (also maize) 22 Mar, kishinchand chellaram (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I plant sweet corn and is growing since January . so I want to know when it is ripe to eat it. thanks
Sweet corn (also maize) 24 Mar, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Just separate a small part of the husk and have a look at the kernels. If they are a bright yellow and nice and plump then they are ready. Don't leave on the plant for too long after this time as the can start to dry and harden.
Sweet corn (also maize) 24 Mar, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
When the tassel (spear) comes out the top, over the next 5 days it will pollinate and then it takes around 21 days until ready to pick. Around this time just peel back a little of the top of a cob to see what it looks like. You will soon learn to judge it right.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 22 Mar, Dean (New Zealand - temperate climate)
This is my first time growing also. I was wondering this also but yesterday notice a flower just starting. I would say just give them time.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) 22 Mar, Christina (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I got Koanga (Wairoa) cornsalad seeds from Commonsense Organics in Wellington
Strawberry Plants 22 Mar, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
What is the best PH level for strawberries?. I have two established plants that are doing well, but of three new ones planted two weeks ago, one has died and the other two are struggling. I wish to greatly expand my planting but can't until the problem is sorted out. The bed is organic with well rotted compost, worm castings and worm leachate and has a PH of 6.8 - 7.0. Any help you can provide will be well received. Regards, Mike V.
Strawberry Plants 24 Mar, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Check for correct ph on the internet. Generally most soils are good for most veggies around 6-7ph. Strawberries are generally planted around first two weeks of April in sub- tropical, maybe different for temperate. Generally a plant left in the ground after harvest will produce new runners over summer and into autumn. Plant one of those runners out in Feb. and it will establish and start producing runners, you want this. Leave planting until now or April. When planting anything protect it from sun and wind for the first week to help it establish. Strawberries have shallow root systems so water regularly. Don't go over board with the compost. Mulch around the plants.
Strawberry Plants 24 Mar, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant one of those runners out in Feb. and it will establish and start producing runners, and new plants.
Strawberry Plants 27 Mar, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
What I was trying to say is DON'T PLANT OUT runners in FEB. Plant out runner plants from last years crop in April. You can do this for a few years (about 3) and then you should buy new strawberry plants.
Asparagus 20 Mar, Faye McPeak (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I divide asparagus plants and when do I do it. I live on The Central Coast of NSW Thank you all in advance.
Asparagus 22 Mar, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have just read that you can divide into 1/4 or 1/2 but not to pick spears the first year after dividing. Do it in the early spring. Google about it and read.
Garlic 20 Mar, TIME SALANOA (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi i am really try to find a place in NZ to buy a garlic to plant in my garden,any help for me please.Thanks.
Garlic 23 Mar, Raych (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Just buy NZ Garlic from the fruit shop (which will still be open during quarantine), break it apart and plant the largest cloves and eat the little ones.
Garlic 23 Mar, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
GOOGLE - where to buy garlic in NZ.
Garlic 21 Mar, anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Look up seed selling places on the internet.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 19 Mar, Kahyun Yoo (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Last fall, I harvested some of the eggplants in my back yard. Then now the color of branches turned into yellowish-brown. Is it able to have more fruit in this coming summer? Or should I sow some seeds in the bed after rooting out the former ones?
Pumpkin 19 Mar, Toni Proudlock (Australia - temperate climate)
Today,I have salvaged my butternut pumpkin seeds but they are still so fresh and moist. How long does it take for them to dry out successfully? I read that they can be put in a sterile jar and kept in the fridge until September when the planting should begin. What size garden do they need? Can they be cultivated in garden planter boxes? I don't have much garden space and I have a flat block. I am very much the novice gardener....thank you.
Pumpkin 19 Mar, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Take the seeds and put them in some water for about 3 days. New water each day. That will take the flesh off them. Then let them dry for about 2 weeks. Then put them in a sealable jar and put in the fridge. Plants need to be planted about 1m apart and rows about 2m apart. They need a fair bit of garden to grow in. Depending on the size of the planter box you would need to pay attention to how much fertiliser you put on and water regularly.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 18 Mar, Vhy sanders (USA - Zone 5a climate)
How well will eggplant grow here ??
French tarragon 18 Mar, johan smith (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where can I purchase Tarragon plants
French tarragon 19 Mar, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Try Mountain Herb Estate on the internet.
French tarragon 18 Mar, Anon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Try seed selling companies on the internet.
Leeks 15 Mar, Annette (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We planted out four leeks and this morning one is completely gone and another has a small piece of stalk left. What would be eating them? Thanks
Leeks 16 Mar, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You probably have some hungry rabbits eating your leeks. Otherwise, when it is wet enough, slugs will chew them too.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 13 Mar, Jerbear64 (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I simply got the seeds from the berries I purchased at the grocery store.
Peas 12 Mar, Melissa (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in Sacramento and it gets HOT. Should I plant my peas on a North or South side of my property to reduce heat stress? I've never been able to get my seedlings to progress very far in the past. TIA
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