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Watermelon 19 Sep, Amanda (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I thought my watermelons had died off but in the beginning of this month (September) they decided to start growing again any chance they will actually survive or am I wasting my time?
Asparagus 19 Sep, Chris Veenstra (Australia - temperate climate)
Have been away and have come home and asparagus is already up, do I cut if and start again or just harvest what comes up?
Tomato 18 Sep, Tania from Hyde (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I sow mine in late Sept in trays which i then put in the bottom of a large Sistema container with lid...I pop this out in the sun during day...moving lid around for heat and close it at night...if really cold pop in shed with a blanket....or do the same in the tunnel double walls/ can always throw a rug over the sistema for the morning undo the sistena and before long you have healthy plants. When planting out, i use cardboard boxes to cover at night, as less condensation and if really cold night.....pop that big Sistema over the cardboard box...really helps with protection. Had great sucess over the last few years. Also put sheep dags over the soil in the winter and dig them in before planting out...great microbiome and nitrogen for soil.
Marrow 17 Sep, Lina vennix (Australia - temperate climate)
How do I identify a male and female Mediterranean marrow flower to pollinate to get marrows? I found some old seeds that I have germinated in seed trays and don’t want to lose them as I have had difficulty in finding the right marrow for our traditionalMaltese dish. I plan to donate some to the seed bank to ensure furture generations can enjoy!
Marrow 19 Sep, Ken (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Australian Marrow varieties, like Zuccini are all from the Pepo family of pumpkins. Female flowers will have a tiny immature fruit at the base, while male flowers will end at the stem. Its normal for the first flush of flowers to be male only. This attracts bees to the plant before it puts energy into female flowers. You can hand pollinate by plucking a male flower, stripping the petals and then brushing the pollen on the stamen across the female flower's stigma. Marrow varieties still sold in Australia are Australian White, Cowlard Greens, Long Green Bush, Long Green Bush II, Giant, & Melbourne Cream. Australian White & Melbourne Cream may date back to World War II at least. If the squash you are growing is Cucuzza, an old mediterranean variety of gourd, then you will need to seek advice from someone else. The good news is Cucuzza seed is not rare, it is available from Eden Seeds, The Seed Collection and several other online seed stores.
Pumpkin 16 Sep, Jan (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
When is the best time to harvest pumkin(squash)
Pumpkin 19 Sep, (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
Best to harvest 15-20 weeks after planting
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 16 Sep, Lea (pakenham ) (Australia - temperate climate)
What bugs attack silverbeet leaves, I have spread crushed egg shells around the plant. Really don’t believe in poisons but happy to try anything organic or natural. Would pyrethrum assist at all.
Potato 16 Sep, Mpho Molefe (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Question: Its my 1st time to embark on potatoe planting. What are the common diseases or challenges that may be encountered and how to combat them? The information is top class and straight forwsrd and simple to follow. Thanks a million times.
Leeks 15 Sep, Dorothy (USA - Zone 5a climate)
do leeks survive winter in the ground
Garlic 15 Sep, Susan miller (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
My March/April garlic completely failed. Can I plant some more now (September).
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 15 Sep, DAVID FIELD (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
French tarragon 15 Sep, Donna Daniels (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I got a cutting in June. It's in my raised bed garden. The nights are cooli ng down. Should I put it in a pot and put it in the cellar? Do I stop watering it for a few months? Thank you.
Garlic 13 Sep, Deborah Quay (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I'm in zone 7b/8a. When should I plant garlic and what are the best types to plant in my zone?
Garlic 19 Sep, (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Best to plant in February/March
Sunflower 12 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I live in Northern California mountains. Zone 7a. Can I allow mammoth sunflower seeds to drop in fall to winterize before spring?
Sunflower 14 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Maybe you would pick them and store them.
Watermelon 12 Sep, Zakes (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi. I'm staying in Roodepoort, West of Johannesburg. I'd like to find out what type of watermelons that I can plant in this area. Secondly, what are the biggest and sweetest watermelon type that are suitable for the climate conditions of Roodepoort?. Kind regards Zakes Mahlangu Cell: 082 866 0937 (WhatsApp and Voice)
Watermelon 14 Sep, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Might be best to pick a variety you like.
Rhubarb 11 Sep, Candace Norman (Canada - Zone 2a Sub-Arctic climate)
Planted from nursery stock this year. No flower/seed stalks apparent, do I pull or cut fruit stalks then mulch over for winter?
Brussels sprouts 10 Sep, Janna Wallace (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I’m planting Brussel sprouts now from seed in zone 8B for the first time, any suggestions?
Brussels sprouts 14 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Plant in Feb as the guide says.
Garlic 09 Sep, Mario Dalli (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can a small complete bulb of garlic be replanted to grow larger in the next growing season.
Garlic 14 Sep, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 08 Sep, Tom (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What is the best variety of daikon to grow in zone 9b ?
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 14 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Any variety.
Onion 08 Sep, enie (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
is there onion variety that you can grow around November in south africa
Onion 14 Sep, Anonymous (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Check the planting guide - Dec onwards.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 08 Sep, Betsy Teo (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I buy the jeruselem artichokes in Victoria Market.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 14 Sep, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Melbourne markets yes
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