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Artichokes (Globe) 29 Aug, Bonnie (USA - Zone 7b climate)
What does it mean to plant under cover? Inside, or under a roof, or under one of those plastic covers like a mini-greenhouse? Thank you!
Artichokes (Globe) 06 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Out of the sunlight. Google about it.
Rhubarb 29 Aug, Becky (USA - Zone 3b climate)
(i live in southwest MN in the summer and winter in Arkansas. )It’s September and I just bought some rhubarb to plant in zone 3b-4. Can I plant now in September and leave them do I need to stay and water them continually or should I take them back down south with me and take care of them and plant in the spring back in zone 3b-4. Thank you for your help.
Rhubarb 06 Sep, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Check your climate zone time to plant and plant then.
Sage (also Common Sage) 26 Aug, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can Sage handle the humidity in SWFL?
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 23 Aug, Sugu (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Hi, Can I sow Yard Long Bean Seeds and Purple Hyacinth Bean Seeds in the month of August?
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 18 Aug, Stephen Carter (USA - Zone 8b climate)
What is the best fertilizer for collard greens and how to apply it for best results.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 10 Aug, Frankie (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Trying to grow in my apartment.. any advice welcomed.. what kind of soil should I buy? How often should I water? I don’t get direct sunlight how long should I leave outside on my patio?
Ginger 28 Jul, dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
the guide says for Zone 10A to plant ginger in Feb, but sometimes you just have to adapt as things occur. A couple of weeks ago (July), my wife handed me a piece of store bought ginger that had started to grow a shoot, so I put it in a small clean snack cup, added about 1/2" of water, and checked it daily, adding and/or changing water as needed, and in a couple weeks it had grown a lot of roots, and the shoot grew to about 4 inches and opened its third leaf, so this morning I planted it outside in a 5-gallon bucket and will continue to monitor it closely.
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 28 Jul, dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
We live in San Diego "Inland" microclimate Zone 10A and have a serious gopher problem throughout the entire area, so I do 99% of my gardening in containers, including grapes, a guava tree, a fig, Moringas, camote, some herbs like basil, oregano, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and lots of different vegetables. My wife brought home a small 2" taro root from her sister that had started growing a shoot, maybe 1/2". I let it sit on the counter for a couple weeks and the sprout started to dry up, and I have never grown taro so looked it up and discovered it's supposed to be a "water plant", which is good for me because I tend to overwater. I put the root in a small clean snack cup (originally had applesauce in it) and added water about half-way up the root and put it in a sunny east window. In a week it had started growing roots, and within two weeks the sprout got green and started growing again, and a lot more smaller roots started growing at the base of the sprout, so I planted it in a 5-gallon bucket this morning, will water it heavily, and see what happens.
Taro (also Dasheen, cocoyam) 27 Aug, dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I started with the taro out in full sun, but the sun here gets intense and seemed to be stressing the taro, so I moved it into dappled sun under the Guava and it is doing much better. I water it heavily along with the Guava and bananas, and the taro is now about 12 inches high with several very green leaves and more sprouting. Two small shoots have come up next to the main plant, about an inch high, and I don't know if I should leave them alone or separate them and plant them in their own containers. Location seems to be the key, along with warm temperatures in the 80's - 90's, and keep it moist.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 24 Jul, MichelleS (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I live in the south and can grow okra ok but every time I have it got attacked heavy by ants and possibly aphids (the ants may have been farming the aphids?) either way any time my okra would get to flowering the next morning the flower of small okra would be gone. I gave up trying. I put DE on them and that did nothing to deter the ants! I must have a special kind of ants here. Should I even bother trying to grow them?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 02 Sep, Beavis McScroggins (USA - Zone 7a climate)
The ants actually choose to protect and farm either the okra or the aphids. Both produce sugar that feed the ants. The okra will produce small lesion like bumps that will feed the ants. The aphid leave a sugary waste. I got lucky and my ants killed the aphids. One of my okra plants is completely covered by the ants. I think I put it right above the main nest. I have harvested pods of it, and they are fine. I leave most of the it for the ants on this one. The other only has relatively few ants, and we have been eating/freezing them all summer. I found it kind of fascinating when I first saw/read about it.
Ginger 22 Jul, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
It also says it will not grow in 9a/b which are warm climates.
Ginger 27 Jul, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try it then.
Ginger 19 Jul, Wilma Begly (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I would like to grow ginger, I live in ohio u s a but do not know which zone I am in. When can I plant it. Your advice would be Appreciate it on this. I am needing this for medicinal reasons. Thank you very much
Ginger 24 Jul, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
If you want to grow ginger in Zone 5, you will need to plant it in a container and keep it indoors over winter, since ginger plants are not frost hardy.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 17 Jul, Jim Kwasnik (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Here are a few notes and comments regarding
Turnip 15 Jul, Brian Burger (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Name of best type
Turnip 25 Jul, V (USA - Zone 6b climate)
That really depends on your growing climate and what you plan to use them for. Purple Top White Globe is a great standard turnip for most uses, but for pickling/ preserving you might want a smaller & sweet/spicy turnip like Tokyo Cross Hybrid. Amalie Hybrid works in zone 10 pretty well, according to friends who garden there.
Strawberry Plants 13 Jul, Ellen (USA - Zone 8b climate)
After plants have made fruit, how to I care for them in the hottest time of the year (July & August)? Then how to I care for them during winter?
Strawberry Plants 13 Jul, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
After the fruiting period, it's best to trim off any old yellow leaves and remove any mouldy fruit that may still be attached. This helps maintain plant health. Over winter applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant provides insulation, helping to regulate soil temperature and retain moisture.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 09 Jul, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I use mammoth sunflower to shade my squash
Peas 08 Jul, Norm (USA - Zone 8b climate)
One thing you don't mention is planting for a second fall crop. Most of us get spring plantings, but it gets trickier for fall planting for snap pea or snow pea varieties. Zones 8a and 8b for example can plant sugar snap peas in mid to late july for fall harvest along the coast where the summers aren't too hot..
Artichokes (Globe) 07 Jul, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
How do I grow Globe artichokes in my zone?
Artichokes (Globe) 10 Jul, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
For Zone 5a, plant undercover in ssed trays in February, Plant out seedlings in April and youc an also sow seeds direct in April. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 15°C and 18°C. (Show °F/in). Space plants: 160 - 200 cm apart. Harvest in 42-57 weeks.
Sage (also Common Sage) 06 Jul, Dan Mock (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Berggarten Sage seems to have wave a wide zone recommendation. Some print says 4, most say 5 and up. Can I get a zone 3 or 4 sage??? In ten years it has gotten down t - 34 once. Alkali soil 7.6 Mostly hand watered flower and garden beds. Windy
Beetroot (also Beets) 06 Jul, V (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I'm planting beets for the first time & I keep seeing conflicting advice on how far apart to space/thin beet seeds/seedlings. This website says 8" to 12", Botanical Interests says 4", Burpee says 3", etc. Do I just follow the packet & hope for the best? There's a big difference between 3 and 12 inches.
Tomato 04 Jul, Mary Terrill (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What do I need to make a home made good potting soil for grow bags, to grow vegetables?
Tomato 11 Sep, Sid (USA - Zone 10b climate)
A simple potting soil can be made with peat or Coco coir, perlite and any compost in a 1:1:1 ratio. You can use steer manure from lowes or home depot since it is pretty cheap or if your city has a composting program use that for free compost. It's a good idea to add 1-2 cups of fertilizer per cubic foot of soil you prepare with the above recipe. If you want to keep it simple, but a 10-10-10 balanced fertilized and add 2 cups per cubic foot. If you want a more detailed and balanced soil recipe I recommend checking out Buildasoil for info
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