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Brussels sprouts 08 May, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant now. It's worth a try.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 26 Apr, Denise (USA - Zone 5a climate)
An old timer told me if you wait until after the first frost to harvest the tubers they cause much less flatulence. He said before the first frost they call them fartichokes. : ) Planting for the first time this year and will definitely apply this advice.
Artichokes (Globe) 21 Apr, Cathy Krasnianski (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Zone 10b. First year growing Green Globe & Violet de Provence. Both are doing very well. Not sure if necessary to prune down in late Fall, as our winters never go below 30 degrees. Haven’t found this info anywhere on the Internet.
Potato 11 May, dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I live in Southern California Zone 10A and grow potatoes year-round in bags and containers, anywhere from 5 to 15 gallons size. I have found what works well for me is to put about 4-6 inches of good soil in the container, lay a few seed potatoes on top so the slips are pointed up, about 12 inches apart, then cover them with about 4-6 inches of soil, and water moderately or they will rot. These potatoes will only produce new tubers in the soil about 6-12 inches above the original seed potatoes, so when the plants are about a foot above the soil, if I have any new add seed potatoes and the container has enough room, when I add more soil I may consider adding a few more seed potatoes that will produce "baby potatoes" above the older tubers, then cover them with another 6 inches of soil that will also bury more of the new growth of the first seed potatoes. Doing this stimulates more growth, and I may even add even more soil as the plants get taller depending on the depth of the container. I don't always add the second layer of seed potatoes, but doing this produces a few larger potatoes below (Baked Potatoes!) and a lot of smaller potatoes above them, and they are all excellent eating. I am growing Russet, Golden, and Red potatoes in containers, but I think they are all determinant varieties since they are all started from potatoes purchased in grocery stores, and each plant only produces tubers in the area near the seed potato, but do not continue to produce tubers as the plants get taller no matter how much more soil is added. I am still learning as I go, such as "location, location, location!" is making a noticeable difference on how successful my efforts are, and I would like to find an indeterminant variety potato that will grow well in Zone 10A.
Strawberry Plants 07 Apr, Elizabeth Nobles (USA - Zone 5b climate)
What's the best strain for Taos new mexico 5 B
Strawberry Plants 07 Apr, jim (USA - Zone 8b climate)
i live in zone 8. is it too late to plant bare root strawberry plant? it is april 6th.
Strawberry Plants 19 Apr, (USA - Zone 10a climate)
plant now it says
Strawberry Plants 05 Apr, Lynda (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Which are best to grow in my zone? Thank you for your advice
Strawberry Plants 01 May, Jane (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I just bought Fragaria “Eclair” Strawberries. They are rated 10b, so should work for you.This is my first time with them, so crossing my fingers. I also have Mara Des Bois that I have purchased have bought barefoot. I have had several of the original plants for a couple of years. I grow in pots and move around as the seasons change. Everything is going into dappled sun now. This Fla sun is fierce in the midday already. Some under a Mango tree, some near my stand of bananas. I also have some amSeascapes that have survived. Sweet Charlie’s were recommended, but didn’t do well for me. Truly, these southern zones, people treat Strawberries as annuals.
Strawberry Plants 06 May, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
It amazes me that people grow strawberries in full sun -- sure they can grow there but their leaves scorch. Strawberries (most varieties) tend to be forest floor (perimeter of the forest) plants -- that is they are understory plants and tend to grow best in dappled shade. I have had people show me pictures of strawberries growing in the sand on a beach.... yes it was growing, but it was getting some relief from the sun for part of the day (it was on the side of a sand dune) .... and the leaves where still scorched and I certainly would not have called them prize specimens, survivors would be a more accurate name for them. I have grow them here in B.C. , Canada -- in the shade (some in full shade) and they do fine. The sun is not as intense as FLA (having lived in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale) - where I could not even withstand the sun .... I certainly would not expect a strawberry plant to manage.
Strawberry Plants 19 Apr, (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Whatever you can buy for/from your area,
Strawberries (from seeds) 02 Apr, Steve M.C.Smith (USA - Zone 11b climate)
How long do you have to freeze strawberry seeds that you've culled from fresh strawberries? How long should strawberry plants from seeds take before thinning or transplanting them?
Strawberries (from seeds) 03 Apr, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
4-6 leaf stage.
Rhubarb 28 Mar, Vince (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Is there a strain of rhubarb that grows in zone 9a?
Mint (also Garden mint) 26 Mar, Carl (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What mint/spear varieties can be grown in Kennedale Texas, I believe zone 8a? Thank you!
Mint (also Garden mint) 02 Apr, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Remember, mint likes it VERY wet. I had mint growing in an area I can only describe as a flood zone.... it actually made it's way over to the flood zone (it was a few feet to the other side) -- this area floods in the morning (outside water usage channeled that way) and it DOES NOT DRY (mud spot/wet spot)... sometimes at all, sometimes by about 3:00pm. The mint took over and out competed all the other "bog" type plants. When I think of Texas, I think TOO DRY -- but maybe not. I am not from Texas, I'm in a wet/humid 8a - my mint is in semi-shade...... all varieties grow, all varieties become very tough competition for other plants.... maybe almost invasive here.
Rhubarb 23 Mar, (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I read that kangarhu rhubarb is good for zone 9B. They are heat tolerant I'm going to try one.
Rhubarb 23 Mar, (USA - Zone 5b climate)
When can I plant rhubarb plants outside in zone five I grew them from seed inside my house?
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 22 Mar, Kim H (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What eggplant grow best in zone 10A? Our nights get pretty chilly through July, although days can be quite warm.
Kohlrabi 20 Mar, Deborah Johnson (USA - Zone 6a climate)
We are in zone 6 a. Would kohlrabi be a perennial here?
Kohlrabi 15 Apr, Michelle (USA - Zone 7a climate)
It will grow as a perennial, however it is technically a biennial. It will flower and set seed the second year, rather than producing another edible stem.
Rosemary 19 Mar, ALB (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Yes. I dug 2 rosemary plants out of my garden in late September and have used a grow light (4) hours daily plus kept them in my sunniest window all winter. They are still making leaves.
Garlic 17 Mar, Donna (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Can I plant garlic now (mid March) I have some that has sprouted... or to late this year?
Garlic 07 May, Douglas Peterson (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I have had great success here in Las Vegas and you can grow just about any type you want- but it needs to be planted in mid to late October. I will be harvesting in 3-4 weeks.
Garlic 16 Apr, Michelle (USA - Zone 9b climate)
It needs cold stratification. So it too late for yours in our zone. Next year put some in the frig in October, then plant late December or early January. Need to use Softneck garlic.
Garlic 21 Mar, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
It doesn't recommend growing in your climate zone.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 11 Mar, Luis O. (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Will Habaneros or Ghost Peppers grow in Zone 9a?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 21 Mar, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Check the planting guide.
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 08 Mar, harvey (USA - Zone 11b climate)
What organic corn varieties and organic soybean varieties grow well in climate zone 11A-11B?
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 07 Mar, Amanda (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Which squash varities can trellis? Some say trellis summer because winter is too heavy. Some say you cant trellis summer squash because its a bush plant and only winter squash will vine/trellis. Please help.
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