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Broccoli 05 Oct, Saints (Australia - tropical climate)
I want t grow broccolli between latitude 12south and 10 south and five miles from northeaat auatralia coastal line. please advise
Broccoli 06 Oct, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
Go to Vegetables and Herbs above and read about growing it in the TROPICS. Sounds like to live at the top end of Australia. Good luck.
Celery 05 Oct, Daniel (Australia - temperate climate)
Ginger 04 Oct, Tracey (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have been given a bit of ginger with roots to grow. I stuck it in some water and it is starting to sprout what looks like more bulbs. How deep should I plant it?
Ginger 06 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant about 2-3
Onion 04 Oct, Vincent Mulenga (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I'm in Zambia can I grow onion rainfall whan should I plant my ?
Marrow 04 Oct, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello. I am looking for the type of marrow that was grown in Victoria in the 1950's and 1960's. Is this the Melbourne marrow? Thankyou.
Tomato 04 Oct, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello.Green shield beetles are attacking my tomatoes and sucking the goodness out if them.I have to throw them away. How can I stop this? Thankyou.
Tomato 05 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look up the internet. Maybe a garlic and chilli mix.
Carrot 04 Oct, Dale (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have just pulled up my first ever organic purple garlic, a little small but I'm happy.Can I put Carrots in the ground that the garlic grew in,if not what can I put in. Thanks
Carrot 05 Oct, Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
With plenty of compost and aged manure added, root veggies would be a good choice to follow garlic.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 04 Oct, David Reade (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Source of seeds, young plants in Wellington? And how wet and wind tolerant are they?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 07 Oct, Julia (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
seeds available online from various sellers and all post nz wide :)
Cucumber 03 Oct, Brad (Australia - temperate climate)
ive had much success with cucumber in Melbourne over a number of years. this year ive decided to plant more pumpkins, zucchini, sweetcorn and watermelon. therefor I don't have as much room in my veggie patches. Just wondering if anyone has had success with cucumbers in potted baskets as I have some wondering what to put in them. a good quality potting mix and keep well watered... would a cucumber live like this?
Cucumber 04 Oct, Sam D (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes, place in a pot 'at-least' 40cm, 50cm or bigger would be better, use good quality potting mix and make a wooden frame with wire mesh for the plant to climb.
Cucumber 04 Oct, Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm sure it would, in the right sized pot. A good quality potting mix, with plenty of compost added to it, and some coir peat to help moisture retention. But what are you growing with your sweetcorn? The cucumbers could grow around and up the corn.
Cucumber 06 Oct, Brad (Australia - temperate climate)
When the corn get big enough i was thinking of running beans up them.
Cucumber 03 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try growing on a trellis. An inverted V or even a vertical one. I'm trying a vertical one at the moment. Pumpkins and watermelons take up so much room. Best to decide what you are going to plant and where before you start planting. Give each the required area to produce a good crop.
Sunflower 02 Oct, Jan Brand (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
What fertiliser is best for growing sunflowers? Do they also need more potasium? Please help!
Potato 02 Oct, ANTHONY (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello i have heard that when growing potatoes , we need to trim the plant matter that grows above the ground in order to get a better yield . Is this true
Potato 03 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Doesn't sound right to me. Potato is related to tomato - as the plant grows the potatoes develop up the stem. Best to hill the soil up as it grows but don't cover all the leaves. The leaves are the energy source to grow the potatoes.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 02 Oct, Tash (Australia - temperate climate)
Just pulled out some old unperfoming capsicums (left one in). Anything suggesions on good vegies to follw in their place (will re compost soil etc, but should i follow with any particular types?) Cheers
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 04 Oct, Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
Anything from the allium family, onions, garlic, leeks, chives, or beans (legume family) is recommended to follow fruiting crops.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 04 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you are re-composting your soil and it has a good balance of nutrients- NPK and trace elements etc, then you could grow anything. There is an order of growing plants - but I don't follow it. A leafy veg like lettuce will take N out of the soil, then you plant a root veg like carrots (with less N you don't get so much leaf). You can then grow something like tomato and finally something like beans (they put N back in the soil for the lettuce). I may not have the order right here - read up on the internet.
Pumpkin 02 Oct, sunshine (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
When is the time to grow pumpkin, cauliflower, mandarin. Thank you.
Cabbage 02 Oct, rhonda (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hello, I live in Nerriga near Braidwood, New South Wales and have had a failure with my cabbage and cauliflower crops. I grew them in a large igloo covered with cloth (with holes) and our temperature here goes to -7 Centigrade. My cabbages and cauliflowers grew lovely for a while then no hearts in the cabbages and no cauli in the cauliflowers. Only leaves. I gave them sea sol often and watered regularly. Not sure how much water they wanted. They did freeze a few times but went back to normal as the day progressed. Can you help for next time? Thankyou. Kind Regards, Rhonda Richards
Cabbage 04 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live in a totally different climate to you. I'm having trouble growing savoy cabbage - probably planting too late and probably too rich a soil and too much water. I have savoy now, been growing for about 10 weeks or more and lots of leaves and little head. Same happened last year. The year before I had great Savoy. We have had very warm winters - in the last month temps have gone from 6-9 at night and mid 20's in the day to 14-18 at night and high 20's and even records of 34 last week in the day. I would suggest prepare your soil well - compost and fert or whatever you use and then plant the plants - don't fert again. Little plants need regular watering but when they become larger cut the watering back to each second or third day - I will have to remember to take my own advice next year.
Sweet corn (also maize) 01 Oct, Erik smith (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi when I grow sweetcorn the corn seems to not mature properly very skinny narrow small cobs that stay white without many kernels which are very pale.i an in Brisbane Qld
Sweet corn (also maize) 02 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Your corn is not being pollinated. Plant several rows - helps pollination. When the tassel (top part) and ears (cob) have come out, run your hand up (close the fingers in) the tassel to release the pollen and it falls down on the ears. It will collect the pollen as you run your hand up and then drop it on the ears, Plenty of water.
Sweet corn (also maize) 04 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I usually give my corn a hit up with fertiliser when I hill the plants up when they are about 15-18" high. You could use de-composted manure or compost. The wind usually helps with the pollination process but sometime no wind or it is too strong.
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