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Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna) 17 Jan, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
My mizuna is getting old and scraggly and has formed a big root like a rough turnip. I was going to pull the mizuna soon. Is the root worth eating?
Mint (also Garden mint) 11 Jan, Lori (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Can I grow peppermint here if it does not get anything but Morning Sun and lots of water? I just caught a mouse eating all of my ginger and tumeric rhizomes that I spent 8 hrs planting
Mint (also Garden mint) 17 Jan, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I used to live in zone 9 and when I grew mint in those conditions (morning sun, plenty of water) it grew like a beast and took over most of my garden. So--yes, it should do great...but be careful what you wish for!
Potato 05 Jan, Veronica (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I'm not quite sure of my zone. I live in Charlotte, NC 28208. Can you please tell me? Check here www.gardenate.com/zones/#zone-US (Editor)
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 03 Jan, Alaina Seyssel (USA - Zone 8b climate)
What accommodations should I make for growing Luffa in 8b?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 04 Jan, Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
We live in zone 8a and the biggest challenge for us when we grow Luffa is that they climb SO high and fast in the summer. I'd suggest planning on some serious trellising as the Luffa gourds get pretty heavy before they dry out.
Cardoon 26 Dec, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Can cardoons be grown in a spot that receives afternoon shade? If so, do I still need to blanch the stems?
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) 27 Nov, Sera Taole (Australia - temperate climate)
Iam a home gadener in Fiji.Been tryin g to get my napa cabbage to have a head .The leaves seem to be taller and wider.l have not given up hope yet... would be grateful for advice to get my plant looking like the one on pictures.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak, napa cabbage) 24 Dec, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
You're not alone! I have *never* been able to get mine to naturally head like it's supposed to, and I've tried several different seed varieties of Napa cabbage. An older gardener told me to tie them loosely with twine once the plants started to get fairly big (he said to do the same with cauliflower) and also to make sure I'm planting in the coolest months possible, amending my soil to make it more acidic (mine is very alkaline), adding phosphorus but not too much nitrogen, and making sure the plant is getting enough water. The twine trick worked fairly well, but it seems like
Artichokes (Globe) 26 Nov, Grace Walker (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Hello, I am new to this. I would like to experiment with planting artichokes. I do not know what kind of soil I have...and how to make it friendly for this vegetable. Do you have suggestion? Do you know of a great online resources on this? Thanks!
Onion 25 Nov, William Rowe (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What variety of onion do you suggest for my region. 9b Ocala,Fl
Lettuce 25 Nov, william rowe (USA - Zone 9b climate)
When is the optimal time to grow romaine lettuce in 9B, Ocala,Fl
Spinach (also English spinach) 21 Nov, William Rowe (USA - Zone 9b climate)
When is the optimal time to grow romaine lettuce in 9b (Ocala,Fl). Thank you.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 10 Nov, Mary (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Can I plant the chokes I just received in pots in my small, uheated greenhouse or should I hold them for Spring? If I should hold them, how do I do that?
Pumpkin 29 Oct, Jany Marc (USA - Zone 11a climate)
I have the same issue... but i planted in May and apparently should have in February so trying again next year! Did you ever figure it out?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 25 Oct, j d taylor (USA - Zone 9a climate)
where to get loofa seeds and best type to grow here
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 04 Jan, Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Many places online will have them.... Google search "Luffa Gourd Seeds"
Mint (also Garden mint) 11 Oct, MS. DANA L. FOX (USA - Zone 9a climate)
WHICH TYPE OF MINT SHOULD I PLANT OUTSIDE TO HELP REPEL BLACK ANTS? WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY IT AT IN THE FRESNO CALIFORNIA AREA? THANK YOU DANA
Beetroot (also Beets) 02 Oct, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Very Impressed. Best site I have ever come across/ Thank you,
Garlic 22 Sep, Kathy (USA - Zone 6a climate)
We don't have to buy garlic from China... please....try to grow some or double check with your store as to the origin of their garlic and if from China, then talk to store manager and store headquarters.. Thanks...
Radish 22 Sep, Gerty (USA - Zone 7b climate)
My radishes came out too small or not developed a full bulb/root at all. I used a peat based potting soil and compost + vermiculite also amended with fish/kelp emulsion. I am growing them in 6 inch deep flats with proper drainage holes. The variety is Cherry Belles, Rover, French Breakfast. Planted them in late summer for fall.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 10 Sep, Jerry Michael Eisenband (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I grow them in West Palm Beach, FL?
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 29 Aug, NANCY SMELTZER (USA - Zone 6a climate)
I HAVE SEVERAL LOOFAH PLANTS, QUITE VINY AND HEALTHY BUT NO BLOOMS. IT’S NOW LATE AUGUST. WHAT HAVE I DONE WRONG? OR IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO? THANKS FOR ANY HELP.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 17 Sep, Terri (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Loofa need a long time to mature. 5 months or more. I planted mine late this year. Late May. They were full vines without flowers until late July. Now they are full of flowers and loofa. I am not sure how late you planted them but they may just not be mature. Another thing may be too much nitrogen in the soil.switch to phosphorus based to get the plants focused on flowering.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 15 Aug, Andrea Gearllach (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Would loofah be ok to grow near rhubarb and kiwi berries?
Asparagus 13 Aug, JERRY BAKER (USA - Zone 8a climate)
What varieties of asparagus will do well in zone 8a? I live West of Fort Worth, Texas I wish to buy 2 year old or older “Crowns”.
Tomato 22 Jul, Gerald Kent (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What is the best tasting tomato to grow in zone 10a in Westlake Village California, area code 91361
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Jul, Sai (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I planted Okra seeds indoors late June. They are about 3-5 inches now. The weather in my 10a zone has been 50s-70s. When should I plant the seedlings in my garden bed?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 19 Nov, Milena (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I'm in 10b (not so huge difference), I sowed directly in a container outside, also late June and they are doing awesome :)
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 06 Jul, Tim (USA - Zone 9a climate)
How well does okra grow with green and Roma beans and field peas?
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