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Brussels sprouts 30 Jan, Pab (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Cani grow brussel sprouts in the spring and summer
Asparagus 23 Jan, Ricardo Torres (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I planted asparagus three mths ago. My zone is between 9 & 10. The weather has been pretty windy and cold. I water well so cold won't dry the plant. But when will i see asparagus start growing?
Pumpkin 13 Jan, Jonie (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Hi. We live in Zone 9. We were able to get beautiful pumpkin plants and florets, but never produced a pumpkin this year. We know they can grow bc there is a pumpkin farm nearby that produces plenty. I thought that I had only males, but then female plants appeared and still no flower. We started them in Late July, I think. Any advice?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 04 Jan, Gerd (USA - Zone 11a climate)
What to feed them,ph.Thank you.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 01 Jan, Georgette (USA - Zone 6b climate)
what state or place is the best place to grown sun chokes. we are thinking about growing them commercially and what to know if we need to move or what the best area is.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 21 Dec, Karen M. (USA - Zone 5b climate)
I read about this vegetable/ fruit on another website and was wondering how I can find it to grow here in NE Indiana.
Celeriac 01 Dec, Lynn Lawler (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Hi! I live on the east coast of Central Florida and would like to be able to grow celeriac seems to do really well here, so does anyone know if I can grow celriac? Also, do you know if it can be regrown for the seeds?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 26 Nov, Ethelyn Schaeffer (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Could I grow Jerusalem Artichoke in the desert? Any suggestions?
Watermelon 23 Nov, Joyce (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Do you have to have a male and female watermelon together for them to bear
Watermelon 05 Jan, Petra (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Watermelon like all other melons, squash (incl. zucchinis) and pumpkins produce both male and female flowers. So only one is needed. However i always plant two or more in case one fizzles out.
Brussels sprouts 20 Nov, ed mccoskey (USA - Zone 6a climate)
what is the best variaty to grow in zone 6a
Strawberry Plants 17 Nov, Ahmed Baba (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Hello sir, I live in Bahrain- middle east and my hardiness zone is 11B on AHZ scaling. Is it possible for me to grow strawberry from seeds now that the temp is dropped to 25-30 ْ C. Reminder our summer peak is from june until november and the heat is unbearing and since we are an island sorrounded by sea our weather becomes too humid during summers. What do you recommend since i really am very excited to grow strawberry. I have already planted my seeds.
Asparagus 30 Oct, Joe Legrand (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I have read that a new female asparagus plant is sterile & has not seed/berries. I however can not remember if it was on the net or in a magazine. So I have no proof, if I find it again I should post it.
Garlic 15 Oct, Susan harrer (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Do you plant elephant garlic the same time and way as regular garlic ? Is elephant garlic is actually leeks ?
Garlic 25 Oct, Silke Wolf (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I have just tried planting elephant garlic, Oct 1. I have seen nothing sprouting as of yet. I did plant regular store bought garlic on sept 15th and that has jumped up and sprouted and grown like crazy within a week! So, Im a tad disappointed in the elephant garlic.
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) 15 Oct, Kathy J. (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Cowpeas are a staple here in the south. The town of Emerson, Arkansas has an annual purplehull pea festival & has a website with information on purplehull peas & many recipes you can try. www.purplehull.com There is even one for jelly using the hulls (spoiler alert: tastes like a mild grape). Purplehulls are a cowpea. What we have always been told was that cow peas weren't considered edible by most people. They came on the boats with slaves & that's who first were eating them. They were also given to livestock. An elderly neighbor told me never plant purplehulls until you hear the whipperwill. For us (Arkansas/Louisiana line, zone 8) that's usually mid-April. They will keep producing as long as you keep picking them. My elderly grandfather said instead of parboiling to can or freeze, just shell the peas & stick them (unwashed) in an old (but clean) pillowcase. As you want to cook them, get what you want out, wash & prepare/cook like normal. Tastes like fresh picked no matter how long its been.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 04 Oct, EILEEN ZERRENNER (USA - Zone 6a climate)
will lofa grow in my zone?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 15 Dec, Doug (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Very difficult, this plant needs a very long growing season with warm soil, at least 65 F. If you try this, be certain to start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Use biodegradable starting pots and plant out when you are absolutely certain there will not be another frost. Provide full sun for as much of the day as you can. At harvest time wait until fully dried on the vine or if there is a risk of frost, harvest immediately, even if it is still a green pod. Good luck.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 03 Oct, Sarah (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I've recently started growing amaranth in pots. They have done really well indoors but they are getting too large and I have started putting them on the patio. I live in a hot dry climate 9B is what I'm getting for Phoenix Arizona. So my concern is if it can survive Heat more than winter as Winters do not get very cold here can you give me any tips for keeping it healthy here and a hot/warm dry climate? Would they survive if planted in the ground better? The ground here can be very hard. Do you think it would be safer to keep them in pot so I can bring them indoors and move around if needed?
Parsnip 30 Sep, Gloria Yates (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Can I plant now in we nc 8b?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 30 Sep, Diane Cotman (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can I grow Luffa in Bellingham Washington? What sorts of yields can I expect?
Rutabaga (also Swedes) 15 Sep, PATRICIA GRAHAM (Australia - arid climate)
We spend 6 months in Puerto Vallarta Mexico where daily temperatures are 75 - 85 F. and almost no rain, but mild humidity. They are impossible to buy and wonder if we could grow a few for ourselves. They do not seem to import them as they do apples. We really miss them in soups and stews.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) 29 Jun, Lee (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
In short, it’d either not work at all, or it would. The problem is the temperatures/humidity you describe would make germination non-existent, or incredibly rapid. We have similar conditions at the end of summer when we have to sow our swedes. You’d have to shade them from the sun/light, and water them very carefully. What happens in that kind of heat is they sprout within two or three days, and then if they get direct sunlight, they wilt and die. The little seedlings cant take the heat, there’s not enough moisture in the top layer of soil for the tiny roots, and often the bulbs wont form even if they survive. But having said that, there is more to growing than the weather. Location is also a big factor. In Europe they say it takes up to 6months to harvest, and they grow some whoppers. I grow mine as singles in 3L containers and start harvesting from 3 to 4 months.
Asparagus 08 Sep, Sarah Hardin (USA - Zone 9b climate)
When do you cut the plants back ? They do not die in my garden. I need to know when to cut them down. Thanks. Sarah
Asparagus 28 Oct, Joe Legrand (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Here in South Carolina, my asparagus grow April-Oct. So you may need to let them store food for 6-7 months. Clemson Extension says let the ferns grow with out cutting/harvesting spears, in July cut the ferns back & harvest new spears. So I guess you could cut them back a week or two before you want to harvest the new spears. I, however have not tried this .
Garlic 03 Sep, (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I live in zone 10b and have never had a problem growing garlic. I always have an abundance for storing and using for about six months. I was wondering about planting earlier, say October, instead of December, or would it be too warm? Looking for an earlier harvest
Watermelon 02 Sep, Murray freeman (Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
What are sweetest watermelon that can be grown in 6a
Rhubarb 27 Aug, Merri (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I am moving to St. Petersburg, FL next month. I will miss my rhubarb if I don't take some with me. Will it grow successfully in zone 10A?
Rhubarb 05 Jan, Petra (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I am on the east coast neR Jacksonville zone 9a and have tried numerous times to grow Rhubarb. Summers here are just to brutal (hot and humid) for it to grow. I would love for someone to say it is not so and to share how they successfully grow it here
Watermelon 18 Aug, Tammy (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What are the best garden layouts for melons tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers? Not sure what can grow next to what best
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