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Lettuce 20 May, Heather (Australia - temperate climate)
I’m in the southern highlands and I can’t seem to grow iceberg lettuce??? Any suggestions why
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 19 May, onesmus (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi am in johannesburg and i need okrah leaves in plenty, where can i get them???
Lettuce 18 May, lois (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
i am from united states and I SAW OMNLINE ABOUT A CERTAIN KIND OF LETTUCE GROWN IN AUSTRALIA AND I CANNOT FIND OUT WHERE TO GET ANY. IT STARTS WITH A W,CAN YOU HELP ME. I HAD IT WRITTEN DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER BUT CANNOT FIND IT NOWM CAN YOU HELP?
Sunflower 18 May, Carol Graf-Haslam (USA - Zone 10b climate)
When should I plant Mammoth grey stripe sunflower seeds? I live in Southwest Florida and the temperature can range from 32 for a few hours during the winter with highs in the mid to Upper sixties but starting in April the temperature goes into the 90 +range. Should I plant them in October or November 4 a January crop or plant them in March for a May crop? I don't want them to burn and I don't want them to freeze. Please help. Thank you and I am glad to see that the friends in South Africa are also in the same predicament as I am.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 17 May, Jonathan Pursley (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Can I grow shallots successfully indoors under lights? If so what light cycle will be most successful?
Brussels sprouts 16 May, Suze (Australia - temperate climate)
I also live close to you and have put brussels sprouts in - May for me. I have had better success growing inland rather than on the coast, where the nights are colder. Sprouts form on the coast, just smaller fruit and a bit slower.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 16 May, Delroy (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Can I replant a golden berry plant that has flower and starting to fruit?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 17 May, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
No.
Sage (also Common Sage) 15 May, Elaine (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Great site but it needs a search bar for plants. Is the planting season the same for Clary Sage (Salvia sclarera)?
Sage (also Common Sage) 15 May, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you click on the 'Vegetables and Herbs' tab - top right, home page - you can search for vegetables.
Pumpkin 15 May, Pat (Australia - arid climate)
I put my seeds from my bought pumpkin into a glass of warm water overnight then planted them next day into my vege patch. They were everywhere !
Pumpkin 16 May, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I put the kitchen vegie scraps in a blender (with water) and strain it through shade cloth then add the vegie scraps to my worm farm. The pumpkin seeds aren't smashed up and the other week I had about 50 seeds germinate.
Garlic 15 May, Jodie (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Can garlic grow in pots
Garlic 16 May, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Garlic has fairly shallow roots, but it is important to make sure they have plenty of room to stretch out in the soil. Choose a pot that is at least 18 inches deep and 12 inches wide. Half barrels and wooden crates work well, but you certainly do not need to buy a container for your garlic. The large black plastic containers that trees come in are a great choice, as are contractor buckets. Whatever container you use, make sure that it has drainage holes in the bottom. Place the container in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight each day. Research on the internet.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 14 May, Gayle Coppins (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I am keen to grow cape gooseberries as had them when I lived in Wellington and loved them. Is anyone willing to sell/give me a plant or seeds?Or can tell me where I might buy the same here in Taupo?
Broccoli 14 May, declan kearney (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
is broccoli a vegetable that will grow with low maintence
Broccoli 15 May, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Unless you live in a very bug and disease free area, most plants need regular attention. If grown in good soil and watered every few days broccoli will grow very well as long as you have no grubs. If you have grubs (from moths) - the plants may look great one day and a few days later the heart of the plant could be eaten out. That is the end of that crop/plant.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 13 May, Diane (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I would like to know if you can chop plant off when finished and it will regrow or do you need new plants each year?
Sunflower 13 May, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
why sunflower is a popular crop option in marginal areas of South Africa
Tomato 12 May, Penny (Australia - tropical climate)
My tomato seedlings keep shrivelling up and dying, they grow really well and then one day they justshrivel up. When I look just below the soil they seem to have a brown part on the stem, almost like it has rotted? Someone suggested it was some type of worm?
Tomato 14 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Could be wilt. Try the internet.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 11 May, Minsoo (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I live in tauranga. Where can I get the seed. I would like to plant in my garden. Thanks
Garlic 11 May, Tom Court (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi i have just recieved some garlic seed from China what is the best time to plant the seeds. I live at Napperby up north from Adelaide, about 17 km east of Port Pirie. Cheers Tom Court.
Garlic 14 May, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Seeds or bulbs. Never grown garlic but I would grow it from the bulbs - a lot quicker I think. Go on the internet and read up about it. They had a good TV show on garlic last weekend on ABC Gardening Australia. Check their website - probably a video of it. A saying plant shortest day of year and harvest longest day of the year.
Tomatillo 10 May, (Australia - arid climate)
I got 2 tomatoes, but one died. Will they grow from cuttings or do I have to find another seedling (tomatoes or tomatillos ? ed:)
Tomatillo 11 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You are in tomatillos and talking about tomatoes - confused. Put a cutting (2 or 3) in a jar of water and they should sprout roots in a week or so I believe. If tomatoes - take a slice of a good ripe one and laying it in some soil and cover it with some soil or potting mix. The seeds should germinate in a week or two.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 09 May, KB (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a smallish corner raised garden behind the woodshed where I have grown Pumpkins for the past two seasons and although my pumpkin crops have been magnificent (Queensland Blues) in my main Vegetable garden areas with several weighing in at over 5kg but this particular corner garden has only ever provided one average sized pumpkin and that was this past season. I have cleaned much of the worm droppings from my kitchen waste worm farm made two rows of troughs about 10 cm from the west facing fence and have added a line of the worm castings into the troughs and yesterday planted a packet of Broad Bean seeds into the troughs. cover and then watered these now raised mounds containing the seed. Having already provided climbing type stakes at the rear of the raised beds and will string tie the bean s to these supports when it is time to do so. The Season before last I had a bountiful supply of Broad Beans cropping for several weeks and was able to provide my non-gardening neighbours with bags full almost every week....the only problem I encountered were the mites which I think were the Rose garden pests that had swarmed all over the Broad Bean tops....so now asking if these little mites come and attack this latest crop what is the best remedy bearing in mind that I do not use chemical sprays as most of my garden veggies are edible types such as herbs, silverbeet and other similar foods, Cheers KB
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 11 May, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Check to see if the small raised bed behind the woodshed is receive much sun. Most time limited sun - not much of a crop. Look on the internet for an organic spray for your broad beans.
Strawberry Plants 09 May, Ann (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks Mike. Your suggestions are helpful and make good sense!
Strawberry Plants 11 May, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Years ago I just planted things and hoped for the best - I grew pretty good crops of vegies though - some failures to. The last 18 mths I have researched and read a lot on the internet. I'm doing a lot of fine tuning of growing things now. I have learnt heaps about pollinating zucchini, cues, pumpkin etc. When it is better to grow capsicums and beans. Make and apply compost and mulch. Shade young seed/plants while they establish. it is a never ending game to improve.
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