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Parsnip 26 Mar, Clarkee (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I wonder, if I sow Swiss Chard (above it says a good companion to parsnips) then once the card reaches a height that shades the soil around it, I then sow the parsnips amongst the chard, will that keep the soil cool and less likely to dry out for my parsnip seeds to germinate?
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 25 Mar, Annika Irving (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi! If I put a polypropylene tunnel over the rocket, will it survive during winter? I'm in Nelson. We do get morning frosts in my area. Cheers, Annika
Asparagus 25 Mar, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
My asparagus plants were planted as crowns last winter and have flourished as great big ferny bushes all summer. I'm a bit puzzled as to why they are still pushing up big fat shoots in early autumn! I don't want to cut them because they are less than a year old, but shouldn't they be going to sleep by now?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 24 Mar, Ardelle (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
One of my rosella is big and tall but no flowers, the others are fruiting well. Does anyone know why? Thanks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 24 Mar, Kelly (Australia - temperate climate)
Trying to grow cape gooseberry from seed, in pots, in Perth. Plants are small and struggling, some have dropped all leaves. Any thoughts? How much light and water would they need?
Leeks 24 Mar, Bertie (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My leeks never fatten up. I wonder why.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 23 Mar, Can you ripen or dry luffah off the vine (Canada - Zone 6b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
At the end of last summer I had luffa's that were over a foot long but didn't know how to dry them. We were coming into frost season and I thought they would rot of the vine if not picked. Well they rotted off the vine also.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 24 Mar, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try an online search for 'drying luffa sponges'.
Angelica 23 Mar, napo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can i get angelica seeds?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 23 Mar, Zukile (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can i get seed for sweet potato in south africa or eastern cape ?
Shallots (also Eschalots) 23 Mar, Hilary Williams (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Would like to buy shallot seeds . Have had not luck on any site . Why is this.?
Shallots (also Eschalots) 24 Mar, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Shallots are listed by Egmonts Seeds online .
Rhubarb 21 Mar, john payne (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Adelaide south Australia my rhubarb grows slow and stunted. the soil is clay based but is worked very well with organic matter,but I still get poor results.how do I solve this problem?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 20 Mar, amelia hall (Australia - tropical climate)
how many types of chilli peppers are there in the world?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 23 Mar, Sue (Australia - temperate climate)
Wikipedia estimates 50,000 varieties of
Potato 20 Mar, Donelda (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Do you cover up the green leaves with soil as well as they shoot through or just pile up the soil around the leaves and have the leaves themselves uncovered?
Potato 24 Mar, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have a look at this site https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-earth-up-potatoes/
Yacon (also Sunroot) 20 Mar, Elaine Brown (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
My Yarcons have yet to flower ? when should they flower
Cauliflower 20 Mar, allan holmes (Australia - temperate climate)
how deep do you plant cauliflower seedlings
Garlic 19 Mar, Patricia (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
My name is Patricia Could you please tell me where can I buy organic garlic to plant And at what time of the year I need to plant the garlic We have a lot of frost the winters here at Macclesfield Australia Are very cold Will wait for your reply
Garlic 26 Mar, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, you can get organic garlic now from Green Harvest: greenharvest.com.au They also provide lots of information on growing.
Garlic 22 Mar, Ruth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Dear Patricia, we live near the Barrington Tops National Park and get quite a bit of frost. we have been growing garlic organically for many year, always planting around eastertime , ours is a hardneck called Tasmanian Purple, here is a very helpful guide for all that is garlic https://www.australiangarlic.net.au/
Pumpkin 19 Mar, Robyn (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We live in North Otago NZ what time of year & how do you know that your pumpkins are ready to harvest the plants are named little cutties
Sweet corn (also maize) 19 Mar, Irene (Australia - temperate climate)
I have found 2 corn cobs with lots of corn plants 2 inches long ,growing in worm farm Is it worth planting them in garden now March 19th .
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 18 Mar, Lyn (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My boysenberry and blackberry plants are 'running rampant' I 'nipped' the ends out but now there is twice as many shoots going everywhere. Should I cut back now to encourage the 'bits' that will fruit next season or wait for autumn
Watermelon 16 Mar, alastair (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I am going to try growing them in a glasshouse with heated soil . Are there any varieties more suited to this approach?
Pumpkin 16 Mar, Margaret Reynolds (Australia - temperate climate)
I live on the NSW South Coast in Australia and my butternut pumpkin gets pumpkins up to about 4 inches then they go yellow , die and fall off. Should I pull them out and try again next year.
Pumpkin 17 Mar, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do some research on the internet butternut pumpkin turning yellow and falling off. Many reasons why it is happening.
Strawberry Plants 16 Mar, maria garreffa (Australia - temperate climate)
1) Can I use seaweeds grass as moulching provide i washing it in tap water? 2) when is the correct time to plant garlic? 3) is now the time to separte re- plant plantlets from strawberry?
Strawberry Plants 17 Mar, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Seaweed is great in the garden - don't put it on too thick as a mulch - 2
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