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Sunflower 24 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Is the end of May too late to start sunflowers in Zone 9b?
Broccoli 22 May, Madeleine (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
I planted my seeds directly in the garden over the May long weekend. Will they grow?
Broccoli 10 Jun, (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
Probably not, depends if you look after them carefully. It is a fine line between over watering and under watering. Then watering them regularly as they grow. Seedlings are very slow growing the first few weeks. Good luck.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 22 May, Barbara (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Varieties of Jerusalem artichokes available at Livingseeds
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 22 May, Sheree Boyd (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
You can buy burdock seeds from Kings Seeds online, product code #6500.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 21 May, Phil Knight (Australia - temperate climate)
I have 10+ year old seed stock. Last season all 10 seeds failed to germinate. This season I am attempting to germinate inside until emerging in controlled environment. I soaked 24 hours and then placed seeds on damp paper towel in ziplock bag. I am concerned about mold appearing on seed. I cleaned off mold and sprayed with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Seeking advice. Thanks in advance
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 28 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Seeds are probably useless after 10 years. For beans germinate rate decreases after 3 years.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 20 May, Bud Wheeler (USA - Zone 6b climate)
what days in the moon sign for okra in 6b to plant which best days
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 28 May, (USA - Zone 9a climate)
3 days before the full moon.
Watermelon 18 May, Lea (Australia - temperate climate)
Can watermelon seeds be left in the ground once plant dies off . Never tried planting watermelon before and not a huge success so far
Watermelon 28 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
For best results it is best to plant seeds when they suggest.
Strawberry Plants 18 May, Lea (Australia - temperate climate)
This is not about strawberries but watermelons . Planted in March nothing happened and now plant dying off. My question is can I leave the seeds in the ground or should I replant when warmer Thanks
Strawberry Plants 21 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Best to plant watermelons in the spring.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 18 May, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
In addition: Where large amounts of farmyard manure have been used, molybdenum deficiency is less likely.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 18 May, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate climate)
I think everyone knows beans need Mycorrhizal fungi to grow well -- Mycorrhizal fungal filaments in the soil are truly extensions of root systems and are more effective in nutrient and water absorption than the roots themselves. More than 95 percent of terrestrial plant species form a symbiotic relationship with beneficial mycorrhizal fungi. Forest floor duff contains MF and can be easily added to your compost bin, or directly in the desired areas. ADDITIONALLY - beans need Molybdenum (compost banana peels are a good source of Molybdenum). Molybdenum-bearing enzymes are by far the most common bacterial catalysts for breaking the chemical bond in atmospheric molecular nitrogen in the process of biological nitrogen fixation. - In legumes such as clovers, lucerne, beans and peas, molybdenum serves two functions. The plant needs it to break down any nitrates taken up from the soil—in the same way as non-legumes use molybdenum. And it helps in the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by the root nodule bacteria. Legumes need more molybdenum to fix nitrogen than to utilise nitrates. --- The take away --- don't forget the forest floor duff and banana peels around your beans.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 17 May, Peter (Australia - temperate climate)
Central Coast NSW. Broad Beans. I have had a pretty good strike rate with my Broad Beans, as they grew they were toppling over. I used Bamboo Stakes to hold them up. They are now about 3 ft tall at the end of my stakes and still growing vigourisly. I really dont want to use Tomato Stakes, What shall I do. Thanks in Advance
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 21 May, (Australia - temperate climate)
Sounds like you have a choice - use tomato stakes or just let them fall over.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 25 May, Peter (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes, I think you are right anyhow, I have plenty of Tomato Stakes, will just get em out and go for it. Thanks for the Reply. Cheers. Pete.
Basil 16 May, Merle Boshoff (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
How would I keep Asian blue basil growing in winter. Con one cover the plants with light weight fabric over night ? I make pesto to sell and need this basil in winter once the Holy basil season ends. Regards and thanks Merle P.S. selling only small quantities at a weekly market day in very small town
Basil 28 May, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Moist plants have a life cycle. Plants generally have a temperature range they grow in.
Rhubarb 14 May, Ruth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can I buy a totally red fleshed variety of rhubarb in Australia, if so what is the name please! Thank you for a informative website!
Rhubarb 21 May, (Australia - temperate climate)
Check some web selling sites.
Carrot 13 May, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate climate)
AS an FYI : in addition to rock free loose sandy soil (and a balance of nutrition) Carrots require, in order of importance: copper (pennies work - just toss some good old copper pennies around the carrots - Canadian and American pennies have copper... I'm not sure about other countries), boron (borax like given to sunflowers - borax boost ==> early-morning watering of 4 litres (1 gal.) of water mixed with 2.5 mL (1⁄2 tsp.) of borax.), magnesium, calcium (eggs shells) and manganese. I find that I generally get enough Magnesium and manganese from my general compost. Careful not to overdue the coffee grinds, in excess they can be toxic.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 13 May, John (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Can I plant collard greens all year long
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 28 May, (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Check the planting guide. That is what it is there for.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 13 May, Stephen (Australia - temperate climate)
Would the region around Bingara NSW be suitable for Yacon production. It is a little dry, cool climate unimproved soils.
Watermelon 09 May, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Chives (also Garden chives) 09 May, asha day (Australia - temperate climate)
i cant see how much water chives need. please put this info in!
Chives (also Garden chives) 11 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do you live in the tropics or the mountains. Is it summer or winter. Do you know the difference between dry and over watered. Why not just give it a go and work it out.
Tomato 08 May, Carla Stacy (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I’m growing tomatoes in a 5 gallon bucket. I have flowers but no fruit. Planted April 19th. Last year same thing lots of flowers but no fruit. What am I doing wrong?
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