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Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 28 Sep, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I just googled it - overwatering. Tomatoes need a good deep watering 2-3 times a week. Give a light fertilising and cut the watering back to 3 times a week.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 27 Sep, Peter Goodchild (Australia - temperate climate)
I want to grow some Biquinho Peppers. Can you suggest where I can buy some plants and/or seeds please and what is the optimum planting month. Tks and Rgds Peter
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 28 Sep, (Australia - tropical climate)
Boondie seeds sells them but are out of stock. Contact them and see when they might have them back in stock. Or try others on the internet.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 24 Sep, chau vinh (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Is coriander perennial in zone 7a ?
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 28 Sep, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I don't think it's perennial anywhere but if left to go to seed it will self-sow and regrow so long as the seed doesn't freeze.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 27 Sep, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
No, it's an annual plant regardless of zone. It will often reseed itself in good weather conditions though (not too hot, not too cold, moderate water).
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 23 Sep, Daniel Faleolo (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Looking at planting maori taro to introduce to our whanau and hapu for food. Looking at a medium scale operation. Where can I source taro? What recipes are available for taro? What nutrition value of taro grown in NZ? Looking at 200> operation
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 28 Sep, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Ring your agricultural department about growing it.
Lettuce 22 Sep, Ana Maria (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is Sept 25th to early to start fall Lettuce in my zone 10b? San Felipe, baja, north.
Lettuce 26 Sep, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Lettuce won't germinate if the soil temperature is too high, but if you can start them somewhere shady they might do ok.
Strawberry Plants 22 Sep, Joe (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I have had excellent results growing SEASCAPE day-neutral strawberries in Zone 10a in containers. 100 plants produced over 100 pounds of medium to large sweet tasty berries. Enough for daily smoothies and strawberry desserts galore for 4 people constantly spring-autumn + freeze enough for daily smoothies all winter long. Schedule: Manure mixed in fall, plant in January, harvest May-November consistently, ½ strength 5-5-5 fish fertilizer weekly. Blended eggshells and water spread throughout the year + occasional Epsom salts make for plenty of firm, sweet rich red berries. Tried many other varieties in zone 10a - none came close to producing what SEASCAPE did. Grew a few Chandler too for one brief crop of GIANT JUNE strawberries. Good Luck!
Strawberry Plants 21 Sep, Glenda Hall (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What is the best strawberries to plant in zone 10 in SW Florida
Ginger 20 Sep, Robert Katz MD (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is there a ginger plant that grows in Zone 10B ? Is there a blueberry bush that will survive in Zone 10B? Many Thanks, rk
Garlic 20 Sep, Kim Kautzer (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I'd like to try my hand at growing garlic, but we can get some pretty hot spring days here in inland Southern California. I'm wondering if I might have better luck in our "screenhouse," which has full sun around the east, south, and west sides (regular window screen that doesn't block any sun). The roof is covered with shade cloth. I have successfully grown tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, and herbs in large containers in the screenhouse. I'm hoping there'd be enough shade to protect the garlic on those super hot, sun-intense days. Thoughts?
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 19 Sep, Robin Mendelson (USA - Zone 11a climate)
What bulbs can I plant indoors in south Florida?
Garlic 19 Sep, Robin Mendelson (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Can you plant garlic indoors in Florida?
Yacon (also Sunroot) 19 Sep, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Did you manage to find some?
Potato 18 Sep, Mike Val. (Australia - temperate climate)
Query re coffee grounds - I have been composting for a few good years now, and I am fairly sure that if coffee grounds are left out on a plastic or concrete surface in sunlight for a month+ it will accelerate its breakdown and can be incorporated into the soil. If you are on good terms with a local cafeteria or coffee shop, their daily throw-out will astound you. Have incorporated this into my composting regime for some years now and grow some impressive veg. The trick is in the dry composting of the grounds before incorporating it into the larger composting mix. Give it a go !
Potato 28 Sep, Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
I beg to differ. For anything to breakdown (to decompose) it needs air, water, carbon and nitrogen. Most things have a mix of carbon and nitrogen. Greens more nitrogen and dry things more carbon. You use grindings as a nitrogen source. By placing it out in the sun and drying I would think you are losing some of the nitrogen. It is like fresh manure would have more N than old manure. Placing grindings straight into soil is not recommended, it has to break down first. For good compost you need a big pile 1200-1500mm high, a good mix of N and C and for it to be watered and turned regularly. By doing this you create the heat to activate the bacteria etc to break the ingrediencies down. Compost is a great soil conditioner, it has very limited N P K.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 17 Sep, Katherine (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Does anyone know where I can buy crookneck squash seeds in NZ?
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 19 Sep, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try online seed selling companies.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 16 Sep, Kay (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Libby: I moved to Katoomba about 33 years ago and also had a lovely bed of these gooseberries. They were doing really well out back although I often wonder if it was sunnier back then. Lost them with landscaping etc and am going to try again. Good Luck! Kay
Ginger 11 Sep, Sandra BOND (Australia - temperate climate)
what is the botanical name for the ginger that is best grown in warm temperate Sydney (Gardenate : Zingiber Officinale)
Brussels sprouts 10 Sep, Tandelakhe Mgijima (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can I plant Brussels sprouts in September
Brussels sprouts 14 Sep, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
It says Jan - March. The reason, most vegetables are seasonal, so you need to plant in the right season.
Rhubarb 10 Sep, Helen (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Does rhubarb have to be out of sun lite? Can it grow here in San Diego?
Rhubarb 14 Sep, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Most plants need lots of sunlight. Check what Climate Zone San Diego is in the climate zone section here and look it up if you can grow it.
Peas 07 Sep, Mrs Anne Handley (Australia - temperate climate)
I applied pea straw mulch to prepare my north facing veggie patch (I am a total novice) and pea seedlings emmerged a few weeks after. I have transplanted them into pots for noew as they are tiny. What can I do next and will they bear pods?
Peas 08 Sep, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
In the winter the sun crosses in the north of the sky, in summer it is more overhead. Select a place where you want to grow them and plant them out when about 100-124mm high. Keep the soil around the roots best you can when transplanting.
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 06 Sep, Nigel (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
My beans have been flowering for 2 months. Lots of continuous flowers but so far no beans. Ideas please.
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