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Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 22 Oct, Kerri Hingston (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can you buy plants from
Sweet corn (also maize) 22 Oct, Robyn bongaarts (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Help. I have corn growing really well but I also have other babies growing on the Maine stem do I leave them or take them off. Thanks
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 22 Oct, James (Australia - tropical climate)
My beans (climbers and dwarf, both), don't seem to grow nice and straight and tend to curl. They still cook up well and taste fine. Thoughts please?
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 22 Oct, Robyn Williams (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello. I'm wondering if climbing beans will grow on a south facing fence in Melbourne?
Watermelon 22 Oct, Tracy smith (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have done watermelon seeds in September month & they have come up & r doing well so har. When is the best time to plant them in the ground they r about 1 inch high each I have 4 of them
Radish 22 Oct, Jean (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I grow radishes a few years ago and they were so hot and spicy and I wanted to have another go, but when I went to the shop they had three or four different type. I just want to know which ones are mild and I can grow here in Brisbane.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 19 Oct, wayne rub (Australia - tropical climate)
is there any chilli plants that take full sun all day better than others
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 18 Oct, john ward (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
where can i get some orange kumara cuttings .Not easy to find im having problems trying to get them sprouting
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 18 Oct, Helen (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Just bought an orange lunchbox capsicum. Should I pinch out the top leaves to promote a more bushy plant?
Cucumber 18 Oct, Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted some cucumber seedlings the other day and 3 of them have died I have kept the water up when it hasn’t rained any ideas why they died???
Onion 18 Oct, Malcolm Langley (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I planted onions last season and thined out where necessary and had a reasonable crop.this season l did it a bit differently. I planted the seeds into pots and then replanted into the ground so that I didn't waste any by thinning out. The seeds used were the from the same suppliers and were brown onions as before. This season they are growing well but most of them have very thick stems and seed pods are formed. The onionbulb in lots of instances is not developing .am l doing something wrong? Mal.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 17 Oct, Gill (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I have sown 2 sorts of courgette. The older seed (Italian) germinated as normal. The new seed purchased this spring has done nothing (the common yellow). At this stage seed pots are indoors
Pumpkin 17 Oct, Vincenzo gattellari (Australia - temperate climate)
When the time for plants the grey pumpkin
Pumpkin 21 Oct, Paul (Australia - temperate climate)
Now
Pumpkin 17 Oct, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Most common is the Jarrahdale pumpkin - plant Sept to Dec and don't pick until vine starts dying - about 18-20 weeks from planting. Good fertile soil, lots of sun and plenty of water.
Potato 17 Oct, Tony (Australia - temperate climate)
As an expat Pom 52 years in South Australia, the only thing I still miss is is traditional "new" potatoes, with thin papery skins that can be removed with a fingernail.. They had a wonderful texture and tasted sensational. Only available in March/April, an annual treat. My question is, is threr a variety available here with these qualities and when would they be planted?
Potato 20 Oct, Steve (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Tony, Sadly no, there used to be a supplier in SA but I can not find any trace of them now. A couple of things to mention: Kipfler and Pink Fir Apple can be quite similar if grown quickly, secondly the traditional Jersey New and Jersey Mids were certainly grown with massive amounts of fertilizers so I am not sure if that sort of thing is acceptable these days even if they still grow them in Jersey. Cheers from another old Pom
Potato 17 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'd suggest you try and find the name of the potato you liked. Then look up potato varieties on the internet. I think most potatoes fresh out of the ground have a thin skin. If you are temperate climate plant Sept Oct and harvest 15-20 weeks later. Try seed selling companies.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 16 Oct, Catherine (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
In answer to those seeking advice about where to buy Jerusalem artichokes in Cape Town: I bought some Jerusalem artichokes at the Vineyard Deli, Kenridge, chopped them into small pieces and planted them in a large wooden container. The plants are now (October) about 50 cm high and not flowering yet, but looking extremely green and sturdy.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 20 Oct, Stacey Robinson (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I also found Jerusalem Artichoke plants at Ferndale Nurseries in Constantia, Cape Town!
Garlic 15 Oct, Susan harrer (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Do you plant elephant garlic the same time and way as regular garlic ? Is elephant garlic is actually leeks ?
Cowpeas (also Black eye peas, Southern peas) 15 Oct, Kathy J. (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Cowpeas are a staple here in the south. The town of Emerson, Arkansas has an annual purplehull pea festival & has a website with information on purplehull peas & many recipes you can try. www.purplehull.com There is even one for jelly using the hulls (spoiler alert: tastes like a mild grape). Purplehulls are a cowpea. What we have always been told was that cow peas weren't considered edible by most people. They came on the boats with slaves & that's who first were eating them. They were also given to livestock. An elderly neighbor told me never plant purplehulls until you hear the whipperwill. For us (Arkansas/Louisiana line, zone 8) that's usually mid-April. They will keep producing as long as you keep picking them. My elderly grandfather said instead of parboiling to can or freeze, just shell the peas & stick them (unwashed) in an old (but clean) pillowcase. As you want to cook them, get what you want out, wash & prepare/cook like normal. Tastes like fresh picked no matter how long its been.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 14 Oct, Rick (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi I live in Bundaberg and have a choko vine that was planted in the summer, during the winter we had so much good looking fruit we gave it away to our friends. We find our fruit is now growing deformed, we have cut back new growth to stop the vine from taking over the garden, it is very healthy, we have some ants around and what garden hasn't !! could you enlighten me as to what could be causing the deformity ?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 15 Oct, Mike Logan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live coral cove. Hard to tell without looking at it. Maybe trace element deficient, some bug, disease ???? I'd suggest you may be better pulling it out and plant another one. Probably in a different position.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 12 Oct, Mary (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Where I live at Mount Bruce the temp can be cold with semi high wind is there any special care needed when tending to my rock melons
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just plant when they say so and try to protect them from the wind a bit. I didn't think they would grow in cold places.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 12 Oct, Robbie (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, could I grow Psophocarpus tetragonolobus in Ashburton outdoors? if not should I grow them in the greenhouse? Thanks
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 15 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It is normally grown in hot humid areas so if you like try the green house.
Asparagus 11 Oct, Robert Koch (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
In north central Indiana, USA, I usually trim them back after the first frost, and add mulch through the winter. Is there anything else I can do to enhance my crop next year? Bob Koch
Asparagus 12 Oct, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have been growing for 3 years and done a bit of research. I don't have frosts. August is the end of winter here. Temps start rising from 6-10 to 12-15 by end Sept at night. Days go from 20-25 to 24-28. I cut mine 1st week of Aug and apply compost and horse manure. The manure is new but I'm going to try and decompose it before hand next year. I also apply some fertiliser once it starts to shoot spears. 3-4 teaspoons to 9l of water.
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