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Ginger 17 Jan, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I would like to grow black ginger in my ward
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 14 Jan, Midhun (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I’ve planted scarlet beans this year and they were growing good and producing good numbers of beans but after few days the leaves started turning yellow and the plant is dying very quickly, any one know what is the problem here? Thanks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 13 Jan, Elisabeth (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Are cape gooseberries and ground cherries the same?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 17 Jan, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Ground cherries (Physalis spp.), often called cape gooseberries, are native in many parts of the United States and often grow in fields and alongside roads.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 12 Jan, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Good day to all, Where can we purchase arugula veg in Western Cape Souh Africa? Thank you
Yacon (also Sunroot) 10 Jan, YEE HAN CHOY (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
i had greenhouse just want to try grow it
Yacon (also Sunroot) 13 Jan, Anonymous (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
You don't have the climate to grow it.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 10 Jan, Keith (Australia - temperate climate)
I am currently growing Carolina reaper plants. I also have ordered Scotch bonnet Ghost and chili x seeds. I live in warmer climes most of the year in Queensland.
Brussels sprouts 10 Jan, Alison E Verdonk (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hi, I actually live in Salalah Oman and temp is always between 25 to 35 degrees celsius. Will it be possible to grow brussel sprouts in this temp?
Brussels sprouts 12 Jan, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate climate)
This crop was named after Brussels, Belgium - where they have grown this crop for centuries. This crop tastes best after a light freeze. I've never tried to grow this crop in your climate.... but my best guess is the plant would not thrive and the brussels sprouts inferior. Research indicates: Sprouts that mature during hot or dry weather will be flimsy and bitter.
Brussels sprouts 10 Jan, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Your average temperature would be too hot for brussel sprouts. They like a cool start.
Cucumber 09 Jan, Trina Richmond (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live on the Gold Coast, and have been growing mad hatter capsicum successfully for about three years now, and grape/cherry tomatoes about the same but not very much fruit. This year I planted continental cucumbers. The plant grew very large in about two weeks, (5 foot+), and the leaves are huge, but I have only had 4 fruits and the leaves are being eaten so badly that they look like a very thin, worn out, see through piece of material. This past month for some reason every capsicum, yellow, green and mad hatter, all produced rotten fruit, and I ripped out the plants, except the cucumber. What has caused this? I may have over fertilised.. Also all plants are producing a lot of yellow leaves, especially the tomatoes.
Cucumber 12 Jan, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate climate)
I forgot to mention: as part of my previous reply; that the insects are eating your plant because it is stressed. That is, insects USUALLY attack/eat plants that are NOT healthy..... plants that are deteriorating are easily digestible. It's part of the natural process; the insects help breakdown a plant that is dying, rather than the insects killing the plant. So focusing on the insects may again, be misleading. Clearly, if you're trying to save the plant, you will need to get rid of the insects....but in MOST cases the insects are not the root cause of your issue.
Cucumber 17 Jan, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I generally have very healthy plants and I can tell you the insects don't wait until they are stressed. Recently very healthy egg plant and now the leaves have been decimated by something eating the leaves.
Cucumber 12 Jan, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate climate)
Have you had a lot of humidity (higher than usual) lately ? If so, your plants may be having a hard time transpiring. Transpiration is the process of releasing moisture (like sweating and evaporation rolled into one). Plants suck up water through their roots and move the water up through their stems and into their leaves, where they release the water (transpiration). Only about 5-10% of the water they intake is used for growth - the rest is released into the environment. The movement of water facilitates the movement of nutrients. So if the movement of water is SLOWED due to really high humidity (and this mostly happens in greenhouses when they are not properly ventilated) plants start to show signs of nutrient deficiencies of all kinds (maybe blossom end rot in tomatoes despite having plenty of bio-available calcium in the soil). That is to say; you could have a lot of misleading signs like: blossom end rot, or nitrogen deficiency (honestly I'm not sure which nutrients need the most water to be moved).....but the take away is the signs could be really confusing, and appear totally illogical. This only happens in high humidity situations; again like an improperly vented greenhouse, or if somehow you have managed to trap the humidity in your space...... this is a long shot.....but I lived on the Gold Coast (Broad Beach area) 30+ years ago...... and I still remember how humid it could get... especially further North. Clearly, some plants are better at moving the water in high humidity situations....tomatoes tend to have difficulty in very high humidity. Ensuring proper air flow may be helpful.
Cucumber 11 Jan, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is very hard to grow things during summer along the coast in Qld with all the rain and heat. Generally start planting seeds etc late Feb/Mar. Rain brings on the breeding cycle of a lot of insects etc. If plants are growing fast and too big - too much nitrogen. Yellow leaves - with lots of rain the fertiliser is leached through the soil. Also yellow leaves can be from a trace element deficiency. Use a fert that has trace elements. Here is my tips - during summer try and improve your soil with compost manures etc. Put grass clippings and leaves etc on you garden bed and dig in and turn over a couple of times during summer. Soil has to be watered to help break down the leaves etc. You should then only need a very light feritising.before planting in March. Plant cabbage broccoli etc in early May.
Strawberry Plants 08 Jan, Seena yager (USA - Zone 4b climate)
I live on north shore in Minnesota, what my best strawberry to grow here
Strawberry Plants 11 Jan, (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Ask at a nursery place.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 06 Jan, Lance Hill (USA - Zone 9a climate)
We would love to hear from anyone growing chokos (chayote/mirlitons) on your techniques and experiences. Our website is devoted to all things Mirlitons:, including the world's largest collection of chayote recipes. I also have an article on the history of mirlitons that links the Australian and U.S. varieties.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 06 Jan, Tara Sikorski (USA - Zone 7a climate)
-I planted the seeds from the berries I had from the store. -I live on Long Island, NY. -I started them in a small pot, a bit too late to sow- so I kept them indoor. I have my own odd ways of trying things- but this has been my biggest thriving indoor plant. (It was tiny and slow growing for a few months and then one day they just shot up and just keep growing a couple feet tall, and some are crazy looking (like one stem made a complete u-turn because the wall was in the way lol)... But for a start off-let's see if this will work experiment, it surprisingly worked out well. I will do it outdoors this year for sure. My second best plant has been dragon fruit.... So weird I know. I gave some pots with them already 6-12 inches high to people in VA and South Carolina, and some how- no one could grow it larger, and mine is looking like cousin it with green spiked hair. Lol.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 11 Jan, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Most plants require certain climate conditions to grow. A soil temperature range to germinate etc. Hours of daylight sun to grow well. That is why you plant crop at a certain time of the year.
Watermelon 06 Jan, Jen (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can I grow watermelons in Christchurch or is it too cold
Watermelon 11 Jan, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yes look in the planting calendar guide. It is generally a Spring planting crop.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 04 Jan, Mark J Grzywa (USA - Zone 5a climate)
What varieties grow best in N. Illinois, if any? Thanks
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 06 Jan, Anonymous (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Plant Feb to May - look on the internet for some varieties.
Brussels sprouts 04 Jan, Grant (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Grew brussel sprouts for the first time in Blenheim. Was impressed with the size of the plants. But, when I took the sprouts off they were full of a white powdery substance. When I shook the plants, white fly came off them. Is there any hope for my sprouts? Some of them are still developing .
Brussels sprouts 07 Jan, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Research an organic spray for white fly. Or a chemical one.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 03 Jan, Kathy (Australia - temperate climate)
I grew white salsify....never again! They say its best to grow for 2yrs for taste,well they went to seed like a giant milkweed head i had to cut them off and bag them before they blew away and contaminated my whole garden and into the surrounding paddock! Wasnt impressed with that or the couple i pulled to taste, i ripped the lot out after the 3rd time trimming the puff hindsight probably dont take growing advice and wait the extra harvest time..btw? If anyone wants FREE SEEDS i have two bags full of 2021 crop (couldnt bring myself to toss em! ),your welcome to them,will post to out at Tamworth nsw.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) 03 Jan, Barbara (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Although all the plant books say borage is pest free, I find that for some years now it has been colonised in my Auckland garden by a leaf miner, presumably the echium leaf miner Dialectica scariella ,self introduced here from Australia 20 odd years ago. They were trying it over there as a biological control for Paterson's curse ( didn't work very well). This infestation causes really unsightly brown patches on the leaves. I have noticed it also on my Pride of Madeira, another echium, but since those leaves are bigger it is not so obvious.
Ginger 31 Dec, Alesia (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Can I plant Ginger and Turmeric in the month of January? Zone 9b
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