Growing Rosella, also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle

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17 Mar 21 Anita (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Wonderful rain and more to come however - will my plot of rosellas that are ready to harvest survive this comfortably? I usually have a dry growing season being west of Ipswich. We have customers for the fresh fruit so I am getting a bit nervous about the fruit until we start picking soon. Thankyou
18 Mar 21 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The dangers of growing a lot of vegies this time of the year is the weather. If you do, then you run the risk of the weather ruining or damaging your crop. 4-5-6 inches of rain in an hour or so can make a mess real quick. That is why I don't start planting until this month. A quick downpour maybe ok, but prolong wet weather could lead to disease, fungus and insects (grubs). Keep a close eye on them. It is your call when to pick.

The dangers of growing a lot of vegies this time of the year is the weather. If you do, then you run the risk of the weather ruining or damaging your crop. 4-5-6 inches of rain in an hour or so can make a mess real quick. That is why I don't start planting until this month. A quick downpour maybe ok, but prolong wet weather could lead to disease, fungus and insects (grubs). Keep a close eye on them. It is your call when to pick.

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