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Sweet corn (also maize) 10 Aug, Jesus E Amaya (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is the a particular variety of sweet corn I should plant in Zone 10b?
Tomato 10 Aug, Gina (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I grow everything in pots due to lack of any place to have a full garden. After the tomato plant is done for the season, what can I grow in the container that will enhance the soil for the next year's tomato plantings? In years past, if I reuse the same soil the plants do not do very well year after year. It is not easy to dump the old soil and start fresh - again, no real space to do so. I had two San Marzano plants that did very well plus one small patio tomatoe Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 03 Aug, Alice (USA - Zone 5b climate)
My diakons grew long leaves that are flowering already and the roots are only 1 or 2 inches. Do I need to pull them?
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 06 Aug, Anon (USA - Zone 2a climate)
Too rich a soil probably. Radish do not like rich soil, produces all leaf.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 31 Jul, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
We live just outside Portland Or. does anyone know what client zone that is? Gardenate reply - Have you checked here /www.gardenate.com/zones/#zone-US ?
Tomato 30 Jul, lisa johnson (USA - Zone 8b climate)
cannot get my tomatoes to form fruit - in large containers - dropping flowers before forming - all varieties - healthy plants but no fruit - extremely hot in Southern Alabama with humidity and good rain - what times of year are best to plant —please advise!
Tomato 10 Aug, Janelle (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I just pull mine for the same reason. Is too hot to fruit. When the flower form the sun burn it. And the rain doesn't help much. If you are able to move it under a roof and keep it with sunlight, you may hold on until it gets cooler. It will produce then. Also it is time to start sowing tomatoes seeds indoor or in shade. Good luck!
Horseradish 30 Jul, Quaid (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I bought some horseradish a couple weeks ago that i have in peat moss inside the house. If i plant them outside in early autumn, can i leave them outside over winter?
Garlic 28 Jul, John Madison (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Your notes say garlic is not recommended for zone 9 b. Why not? Thanks
Garlic 06 Aug, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Read the notes here and then think about your climate, weather and soil temperatures. If it says you need this this and that and you don't have those conditions then it is not likely to grow. Some crops are cool weather some need warm/hot temps.
Cucumber 27 Jul, Shannon (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Does anyone know why not to plant close to tomatos? My garden plan has tomatos, sunflowers, and cucumbers vined along my fence. Should I move the tomatoes to where my snap peas will grow and put snap peas where tomatos were going to be?
Cucumber 07 Aug, Liz (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Check here https://thehomestead.guru/companion-planting-2/
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 27 Jul, Anila (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I grow cilantro indoors starting the end of July? Or, outdoors only?
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 28 Jul, Sandra G. (USA - Zone 10b climate)
You can plant cilantro all year; during cooler season you may start in tray/cups whatever method and plant out when it's about one inch tall. And if you have hot weather like us in California, you can direct sow the seeds anyplace in the garden, walk around and take a good look see, anyplace where there's shade, drop some seeds. I direct sow in my containers under the zucchini, around the tomatoes, under the marigolds (my marigolds are three feet tall), basically, anyplace in the shade, and remember, cilantro is cut and come again, pick often, because if you let it grow to coriander (to seed-can grow to five feet tall), then you can save the seeds after you let the plant dry out save the flowers because they become seeds. You can get hundreds of seeds from just one plant. Good luck!
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 23 Jul, Dan (USA - Zone 5a climate)
How much sun do they need
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 07 Aug, Liz (USA - Zone 8a climate)
An internet search might help, try 'loofah' as an alternative to 'luffa'
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 18 Jul, Theresa (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Hello, I want to grow chili peppers (Scotch Bonnet) soon but I see that it may be outside of the growth period. What advice would you give? I live in Long Beach, CA.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 06 Aug, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Wait until it says when to plant is a good idea. The guide here says this is the best time to grow it, to give yourself the best chance of a good crop. Now you can start a little earlier or later but you may not produce as good a crop. Then you have to take your weather/climate conditions into considerations. This website isn't spot on all the time. They might say plant beans from fall (autumn) to spring, but the bean fly kill mine in autumn so I only plant in the spring. Where I live it says grow egg plant in warm weather, spring to late autumn. I have picked it all through winter. Sometimes it is all about trialing things or just having a go.
Sweet corn (also maize) 17 Jul, Sarah (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Can I plant corn in mid July in zone.8a?
Sweet corn (also maize) 07 Aug, Liz (USA - Zone 8a climate)
If you are zone 8a, click on Vegetables and Herbs tab, go to sweet corn and look it up. Set your zone at the top of the page. Check planting times and follow the suggested planting methods.
Watermelon 16 Jul, Jodie (USA - Zone 9b climate)
My grandkids want to grow watermelon with the seeds from a fresh watermelon. It's mid July and we're in zone 9b in the Arizona desert. Thank you in advance. Happy planting!
Watermelon 23 Jul, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Fun project! Be aware that seeds might be sterile from a store-bought melon (and likely won't be true to seed). But worth a shot for the surprise factor, I think. They should try the paper towel sprouting method to test viability. If seeds sprout, get them in the ground by August and there should still be time for fruits. They'll need plenty of water in hot weather (mulch helps too).
Pumpkin 13 Jul, Marylee (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I was hoping to plant some pumpkins, but I am worried they won't grow very well since it is almost the middle of July. Can I still plant some in my garden? I live in a very warm climate too.
Pumpkin 15 Jul, Colleen De Maio (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I think you should still get decent pumpkins in zone 8. Because it's so hot right now they should grow quickly, much more quickly than if you'd planted earlier. Make sure they have plenty of water, though, and mulch them so they don't fry. Good luck!
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 12 Jul, EG (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I started a shoot from a store-bought fennel. It's about 3" high. When can I plant this? From your chart it seems like only March? Thanks!
Watermelon 11 Jul, Cathy Mallen (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I am wondering what watermelon will grow in zone 10 (the coastal portion) Thank you.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 09 Jul, Shemainee Carranza (USA - Zone 10a climate)
When is the lates to plant Luffa for zone 10?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 09 Jul, Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Check this page www.gardenate.com/plant/Luffa?zone=15
Garlic 05 Jul, Mike mahaffy (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What is the most flavorful garlic? In Central South Carolina (Zone 8A), is hard neck, or softneck garlic, better to plant?
Sunflower 05 Jul, Ann Carson (USA - Zone 8b climate)
What kind of soil best for sunflowers? I planted afew times that begin growing then rodents eat top of sunflowers. Same as radishes too.How do i solve the problems?
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