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Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 21 Sep, Hedia Paaka (New Zealand - temperate climate)
This is the first time I have started growing coriander, the seedlings are starting to pop up. Would you recommend coriander and parsley be grown in the same pot. Thanks.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 19 Sep, Trish (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi All. We have a very healthy cape gooseberry plant. Heaps of flowers and fruit and thriving on neglect to a certain degree (thank goodness for drip systems). I am in Brisbane and we are now getting something burrowing into the fruit. Never had issues previously and can't seem to see any grubs. Any ideas or assistance on dealing with these would be helpful. Thanks.
Onion 19 Sep, mayoche (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
can I grow onion in rain seasons
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) 19 Sep, warwick (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
i can not seem to find the answer to the question and that is will this do ok in part shade
Garlic 19 Sep, Fred (Australia - temperate climate)
If I harvest my garlic cloves in October can I store them til planting in April
Kohlrabi 18 Sep, gordon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
this is my first year growing kohlrabi, I love it, the flavor is different , but great, one thing though, ants love it to, they make holes into the plant, have to put ant dust or some thing on them, full of sugar. planted many new things this year, due to making more raised garden beds, red cabbage, Daikon, chard, Celeriac, red and brown onions, had a great season this year with snow and honey peas, many different lettuces this year great harvest, planted grafted apple tree, grafted peach and nectarine tree, nashi pears, grapes and passionfruit, why buy fruit and veg from the shop and not know how old it is or what they have done to it.
Celeriac 18 Sep, Cynthia (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I peel and grate the celeriac in then sautee in a skillet for a replacement of potato hash browns.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 18 Sep, Andrew (USA - Zone 5a climate)
What types of amaranth grow in radford Virginia
Tomato 18 Sep, Irene kerford (Australia - temperate climate)
Beef steak does not have hardly any seed in them
Celeriac 18 Sep, John Hann (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I have trouble with germination in seed trays.Any tips ? Much appreciated.Thanks P.S I have a hothouse
Rhubarb 17 Sep, Julie (Australia - temperate climate)
I have been growing one rhubarb crown in a pot for 12 months. The stalks are very thin but tasty. Just bought a much bigger pot & some compost to replant it into. Should I put the pot up on bricks like my lemon tree or just on the ground?
French tarragon 17 Sep, les dillon (Australia - tropical climate)
What are the medicinal benifits of tarragon,if any. Cheers
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 16 Sep, shraban (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Which spp. of chilli pepper can grow in temperate season? & What are the chemical and pesticides that needs to it?
Strawberry Plants 16 Sep, Colin Hofmeier (Australia - tropical climate)
Would the tropical weather here be conducive to growing strawberry's
Potato 15 Sep, Heather (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi. I have never grown potatoes, I would like to try is it time now central north island, Jersey Bennie seem to be popular early potatoes? Heathet
Watermelon 14 Sep, william (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Were can I find watermelons in limpopo
Garlic 13 Sep, Saffron (Australia - temperate climate)
I have planted garlic 4 weeks ago I water them everyday, Prior to planting I seperate cloves, I'm wondering when they'll be ready ? It is getting into warmer weather here around 17-23 degrees everyday. Also the green leaves have become soft and are no longer upright they're so soft and floppy.
Garlic 14 Sep, Patrick (Australia - temperate climate)
I think Garlic takes a lot longer than 4 weeks to be ready (i think closer to 6 months)
Garlic 17 Sep, Tony (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
As the garlic profile says above, planting time was autumn. Pay attention to the saying: "Plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest".
Sunflower 13 Sep, Gary Barr (USA - Zone 12b climate)
I live in an area with typically 150 - 200 inches of rain (although not this year) and a temperature range of 55 - 85 - but mostly 60-75 degrees. Soil tends to be on the acidic side (volcanic soils) I'm interested in knowing if there are varieties of sunflowers that will grow in these conditions and also are good for honey production. Thanks
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 13 Sep, PETER B HART (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Please can anyone in your organisation assist and guide me. I live in Sydney Australia. I am looking for information on vegie plants and herbs. I have a lot of time as a retired person. I also have space to grow vegies. However for the last two years I have failed. Along the brustic fences I have prepared beds of 1.5 mtrs x 6 mtrs. Good super soil as called by the supplier, was put in to the beds for a depth of a foot. I also have my own compost bins and put in a lot of effort in mixing etc through the year. So this compost of 40 : 1 Brown and Gtreen matter, is also added. the plants start well and for all the effort i get about 3 cucumbers and other beans, Oakra, capsicums etc grow halfway and then die. Presently in spring they get partial sunlight, but not a lot of direct sunlight. Could the neighboring tree roots be responsible for this problem. I love my gardening and spend at least 4 hours or more a day. PLeeeeese can anyone help me or can I talk to someone. A Horticulturalist might help me. Thank you so much in anticipation. Warm regards Peter
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 17 Sep, Margaret (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Peter, I have had a similar problem with tree roots invading my vege beds. I put so much effort into making my soil rich and friable and next door's Pittosporum trees enjoy it all!!!! I have 4 raised vege beds and I have had some success with digging out all the soil, lining the bed with weed matting and then replacing the soil. It was very hard work though, so I have only done 2 beds so far. It has worked reasonably well, so I plan to do the other 2 beds this year. Another option is to grow all your veges in pots, so the tree roots don't invade. Good luck.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 14 Sep, lorraine (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Peter. How frustrating for you. I, too, love my garden, especially growing food crops and harvesting the produce. It is hard to know your circumstances without more information about your site. The roots of neighbours trees can be problematic, sucking out much of the moisture and nutrients, especially during the hot weather. I keep my veg beds 1-2 metres away from the boundary fences, and thoroughly dig over the beds closest to the fences and neighbouring trees prior to planting, to break up the invading tree roots, which helps for a while, but come late summer, I have to abandon at least one bed as the plants become water-stressed. It is not uncommon to have one particular crop fail in any particular year because of the vagaries of the season, but you should be able to still harvest others. Are you able to grow leafy greens? and what about winter crops? Lorraine
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 14 Sep, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Each different area of Australia has its particular requirements to be successful. This info is generalized for growing veggies. 1. All day direct sun is best - things just don't grow without it. 2. Good soil and replenish with compost or manures etc. each year. Give your soil a break from crops for a few months each year and add the compost and work it in. Dig it over a few times. 3 Regular watering - small plants - light, regular watering - bigger plants - fewer waterings but more volume of water. Then you need to know which plants to plant each season. I plant beans in April and the bean fly kills the young plants. I planted about 2 1/2 mths ago and have great plants now - just starting to pick them now. I have trouble with Zucchini and Capsicums some times of the year. Capsicums need a certain temperature to pollinate I recently read. I have trouble with my Zucchinis - no bees to pollinate. I am doing it by hand at the moment. Next year I'm going to plant some flowers in my other gardens to attract the bees. I explained in a post the other day to go to The Seed Collection website and print off the Sowing Chart. It is a guide for different climates. Go on the internet and type in "How to grow ------" and read up about it. Look for Australian websites. Gardening Australia etc. Look up seed selling companies and read about how and when to grow different veggies. I'm going on a holiday tomorrow for 2 weeks - will have my computer with me. Email me if you like. [email protected] When I come home we can talk on the phone.
Beetroot (also Beets) 12 Sep, Prakash Chandra (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
How far apart should the rows be for planting beetroot
Beetroot (also Beets) 13 Sep, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Website - The Seed Collection - go to top right hand side - click on Gardening info - click on Sowing chart. Print a copy off for future reference. Says 30-40cm - make it 40 or so. Don't give them too much N or water.
Beetroot (also Beets) 12 Sep, Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
I space my beetroot rows about 20-25cm apart.
Strawberry Plants 11 Sep, Em (Australia - temperate climate)
Anyone with cambridge rival strawberry runners to sell? I live in sydney and can arrange payment and postage . Thanks.
Strawberry Plants 15 Sep, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate) If no web link above this - then google - Cambridge rival strawberries. Go to Diggers website. They have potted ones coming out on 22nd Sept 2017. $9/pot. Maybe phone them and see if you an buy runners.
French tarragon 10 Sep, Jan (USA - Zone 9a climate)
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