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Rhubarb 17 Nov, Roy van Deemter (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
My rhubarb is about ten years old. The plant has never been higher than 10 cm's with one or two leaves the size of a normal hand. Every year I leave it thinking next year it will grow better. Unfortunately it does not happen. What can be my problem?
Carrot 17 Nov, Jenny (Australia - temperate climate)
I often plant carrot seeds in Adelaide and they are always successful. I need to plant more but wondered if it was advisable to plant just before a heatwave? Tomorrow is forecast 31, tuesday 34 and wed is 40. Thanks jenny
Tomato 17 Nov, Allan Clarke (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello to all at Gardenate, I see that you say that tomatoes can be frozen, but it is my experience that on thawing they go all soggy, and will not hold there shape, is this correct. Have a great day, Allan.
Cucumber 16 Nov, Mick (Australia - temperate climate)
What fertiliser can you use on apple cucumbers crystal
Watermelon 16 Nov, Anne Hay (Australia - temperate climate)
What sort of of soil should be used for growing watermelon. Should they be grown in the sun or shade and what do you feed them please.
Garlic 14 Nov, Graham Bower (Australia - temperate climate)
In Berwick Vic. Have grown garlic with great success for years but this year virtually all plants have segmented in the ground pre normal harvest time. Plants are still strong, green and upright although have grown slimmer leaves as they segment. I do not believe I have done anything differently this year. Any thoughts?.
Pumpkin 14 Nov, Tim Dare (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, I’m curious about the advice not to plant potatoes and pumpkin together. Some sites seem to suggest that the two won’t do well if planted too close together. Is that right? I have a large potato patch (about 40sqm) and was planning to plant pumpkin in about 2sqm at one end. Would that be a mistake? Thanks
Pumpkin 15 Nov, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A few pumpkin plants would need half your potato patch to grow in - not 2 sqm.
Pumpkin 14 Nov, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Some plants produce chemicals in the soil or extensive root systems which affect other plants. The advice is generally to avoid planting curcubits (pumpkins, courgettes etc.) and potatoes together. If you have room grow them in separate plots.
Ginger 14 Nov, Rachael (Australia - temperate climate)
Wash well & freeze-u can scrape the skin off with a teaspoon when frozen, or if the skin isn’t an issue, just grate with a box grater or similar
Strawberry Plants 14 Nov, Deb (Australia - temperate climate)
My plant is in a hanging basket..last season just runners......... It's looking good again and growing runners...... Will I ever get fruit ?
Strawberry Plants 15 Nov, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read up about how to grow strawberries or go back through the last 50 posts here. I would suggest you scrap the idea of a hanging basket. Have a big pot where you can plant several plants or plant in the ground.
Cucumber 11 Nov, Bhaidas Bhula (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Sometimes the cucumber plant only has male flowers. Is this normal? and sometimes the female flower forms a cucumber and shrinks and falls off.Why is this?
Cucumber 11 Nov, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Most curcubits (cucumbers, courgettes etc) produce male flowers first. If the weather is cool, no female flowers appear for a while. If the immature cucumber falls off it has not been fertilised. If there are not many bees around, you can use a soft artist's brush or cotton bud, to transfer some pollen from the male stamens to the female flower.
Ginger 10 Nov, Mary Shute (New Zealand - temperate climate)
How deep do you plant ginger?
Ginger 11 Nov, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Try an on-line search 'Growing ginger in NZ'
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 10 Nov, Craig Hawkins (Australia - temperate climate)
Is blackjack the best variety
Horseradish 10 Nov, keith walker (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hello, I have just moved to New Zealand and i am trying to find some Horseradish root to grow in my new veg patch. i am in Cambridge if anybody can help i would be very grateful regards Keith
Horseradish 11 Nov, anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Search for some seed selling companies on the internet in NZ.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 10 Nov, Mary (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Can I plant the chokes I just received in pots in my small, uheated greenhouse or should I hold them for Spring? If I should hold them, how do I do that?
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 10 Nov, Beth (Australia - temperate climate)
I bought some tall leggy capsicum seedlings. Can I plant the deep into the soil like tomatoes or should the soil be at the same level?
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 11 Nov, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You probably could. Don't buy leggy seedlings.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 14 Nov, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Tomatoes planted deep produce more roots up the stem that is in the soil. Caps probably don't meaning the root system is 4-6-8
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 15 Nov, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
the root system is 4-6-8
Kohlrabi 10 Nov, Duana (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, my kohl rabi have failed to form the swollen tuber. They are 30cm tall and long stems, have been in the ground for 10 weeks, planted out from seedlings I raised myself and look really healthy. In raised garden bed, full sun, new soil and surrounded by successful snow peas, lettuce, broad beans and radish crops. What have I done wrong ?
Strawberry Plants 10 Nov, (Australia - tropical climate)
Can I grow strawberries in a pot with a raspberries plant
Rhubarb 07 Nov, Phil (Australia - temperate climate)
Is rhubarb best planted in garden or pot
Rhubarb 08 Nov, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The difference between pot and outdoor garden is how much time do you have to look after a pot. Watering and fertilising more often.
Watermelon 06 Nov, Imran Mbongzee (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hello please can I plant watermelon in December am in jhb
Watermelon 12 Nov, Another gardener (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi I'M from Australia. I comment on Aust and NZ Gardenate questions. This website tells you when to plant and provides information about growing the crop. If there is not enough info here go onto GOOGLE and search. Check the calendar about when to plant - it is that simple. Or find a plant on the Vegetables and herbs tab. (Find your zone on the Climate zone tab, then make sure that is showing at the top of the plant page to get the correct information for your area)
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