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Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 28 May, (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Check the planting guide. That is what it is there for.
Watermelon 09 May, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
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?
Tomato 30 May, Ali T (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Do you see any pollinators? Try using a tiny paint brush to mix pollen on each flower.
Tomato 27 May, Victor (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Just lightly tap the flowers in order to pollinate them and they will form tomatoes.
Tomato 19 May, s ott (USA - Zone 3b climate)
Try watering with a mixture of epsom salt (1 Tbsp per gal of water). Also, if you,ve seen the banana peel water combination I swear by these two methods. I have the biggest plants and the tomatoes are just loaded on every single plant. It works great for peppers too!
Tomato 12 May, Texas Grown (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Maybe you don't have enough pollenators. Have flowers around. Make sure you're not spraying something that kills or repels pollinators.
Tomato 11 May, (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Try a bit of pot ash or potassium.
Potato 06 May, Etta (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Best potatoes for zone 8b And when should they be planted. Ate buying potatoes online an ok idea?
Potato 09 Jun, dan (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Etta, Peaceful Valley in Central Calif. is a good place. Although, there may be a place closer to you. Homestead and Chill has articles and other potato resources and advice; they're good people and they have a cat named Badger. [dry humor emoji] This website has the months suggested on 'when' to plant. Dan
Asparagus 04 May, Jimmy O (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Can I plant my crowns in Early May or do I need to wait until the fall
Asparagus 19 May, Melinda (USA - Zone 8a climate)
If you take care to water and watch for pests like fire ants etc... You could actually put crowns in anytime in months that have workable soil in your proposed asparagus beds... they take a long time to harvest when you first put them in so I suggest getting them in ASAP if you have some waiting. They do quite well here in part shade (Pitt County, NC) and they are VERY forgiving and productive. We have the purple asparagus and it puts out shoots ongoing from early spring and sporadically though hot summer... mostly goes to fern mode in hot weather but still will make occasional shoots out of the norm. As long as you fan out the roots as much as possible and plant them properly they should be fine.
Asparagus 11 May, (USA - Zone 7b climate)
The start of spring.
Cabbage 02 May, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
When to plant daikon radish in zone 8 b?
Cabbage 11 May, (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Check the radish page.
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 26 Apr, Natalia (USA - Zone 5b climate)
I don't have much space... has anyone had success with growing corn in a large raised bed? Thanks!
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 02 May, Brett (Australia - arid climate)
Corn takes a fair bit of water so keep the drink up to them. They do have a pretty good sized root system so it would depend on the depth of the raised bed. I've grown them OK in 600mm deep beds.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 24 Apr, Bukkoe (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Can i start my seedlings now
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 24 Apr, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Probably best to wait until August
French tarragon 20 Apr, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I was able to by tarragon plants from the Monticello Shop.
Artichokes (Globe) 13 Apr, Janet (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in zone 9a. I'm in the desert. We have a lot of wind, 5 mph -- 20mph. We have worst wind in spring that occasionally blows 35mph! Our winters are cool and can dip to 32 one or two nights. We have early springs. I bought 2 5" poted artichokes plants in spring. I placed them where they would be protected from cool nights and wind. They have not grown much. The nights are now in the warmer so I stopped covering. The leaves are yellow and dried.
Artichokes (Globe) 21 May, Texas Grown (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I've never tried growing artichokes but I get a lot of wind here too. Even in sheltered spots, the wind can really dry out a plant fast. Use enough mulch and water using soaker or drip under the mulch layer. But check the soil first down to at least an inch before watering. Dry yellow leaves could mean it froze despite the cover. Remove the bad leaves. Maybe it will recover.
Onion 05 Apr, Cami (USA - Zone 9b climate)
any advice on best onion variety for zone 9b? I have tried texas grano but have not seen results yet (2 weeks and counting...). I live in southern california
Onion 08 Apr, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Since you are having problems with your Texas Grano -- I would recommend going to an Egyptian walking onion (or other walking onion). Video abojut the onion can be found here: Additionally: the walking onion originated from a cross between the Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum), and the common onion (Allium cepa). The Egyptian walking onion, Allium x proliferum, is a member of the allium family and a great addition to the perennial vegetable garden. Egyptian onions go by many names, including tree onions, topset (or topsetting) onions, and walking onions. The seeds are slow growing, and can take several years for them to grow and flower. That’s why people grow them mostly from established bulbs. Every part of the Egyptian walking onion is edible, including the bulb in the ground, the stems, the flower, and the aerial bulbils. There are different varieties -- some zones 3-9 others 3-10. I would select a 3-10 for your area -- additionally some types grow substantial bulbs under ground -- others have small underground bulbs -- so select your variety based on your need. There are white, brown and purple walking onions. There is also the RED CATAWISSA WALKING onion -- which is not classified as an Egyptian walker -- but is still a walking onion: this variety for its larger sized bulbs and topsets that are much larger than the typical walking onion. All parts of the plant are edible. Walking onions are a standard choice for permaculture gardens and food forests -- they are very low maintenance - and very reliable -- so a good choice for anyone having difficulty growing regular onions.
Rosemary 27 Mar, Joseph L. Roberts (USA - Zone 7a climate)
What rosemary variety is best in 7a (Seymour Texas)
Cardoon 19 Mar, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Are there cardoon seeds/plants that are perennial in zone 4
Asparagus 13 Mar, Peg (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I still plant crowns in March? What varieties are suggested for my area? Florida zoom 10. Can I plant them in the ground or would a grow bag be better?
Parsnip 05 Mar, Jeri (USA - Zone 3b climate)
When can I start parsnips indoors for zone 3b? Or when to plant seeds outdoors? My season may be too short to start outdoors?
Onion 04 Mar, Mary (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Do onion sets do well in a container?
Asparagus 02 Mar, Nancy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I planted crowns last year in a raised bed. As of today, March 2nd, I have a lot of spears and ferns that are 3-4 feet high. Do I continue to let them grow or cut it all down at the soil level? Can’t seem to find the right answer.
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