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Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 12 Feb, Paiseelee Hape (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Will the plant keep growing after picking
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 13 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Most vegetables are annual - germinate - grow - fruit/seed and then die. The cycle of life.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 10 Feb, Desiree (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi I planted habeneros and jalepenos but the insects are eating the leaves, any natural insecticide I can use
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 10 Feb, Bernadette (Australia - temperate climate)
Will Table Queen Acorn squash grow in the Riverina? If so, what time planting? TIA
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
If you looked at your zone here - probably Temperate it says plant seeds Sept and transplant Nov Dec. Take the time to learn how to use this website.
Rhubarb 10 Feb, Mary Ann (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a rhubarb plant in a polystyrene box. It is growing well, and the stems are thick, but haven't coloured. Should I move it into shade?
Rhubarb 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
There is two types of rhubarb - green and red. Maybe you have the green variety. For 5-6 years I bought celery seedlings (the label shows a nice bunch of celery). Every year I end up with Italian Parsley or similar). Even from two different nurseries.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 10 Feb, Rachael (Australia - tropical climate)
My Rosellas are thick and healthy but still no fruit. They should have fruits by now. Feel like pulling them out as they are wasting so much space with 20 plants. There is nothing on the Internet about this.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
The info here says plant Oct to Dec and it takes 21-25 weeks - so you have planted out of season maybe. Maybe you used too much fertiliser. Plants will go to seed or fruit when the nutrient has been used up or when the season is right. Most vegies are seasonal to each climate zone.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 10 Feb, Gerald (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Both chilli and bell peppers are growing exceptionally well but a bug is drilling a hole into the top of all of them. The bell peppers are filling up with water and rotting before I know it's happened. The chillis are ok to pick. Have cut the fruit open but I can't see anything inside. Any ideas?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 10 Feb, Suzanne R White (Australia - temperate climate)
Wondering why the leaves of my growing choko are yellowing. Overwatering or under watering.? Maybe mineral deficiency.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Consider how fertile your soil is. Add some fertiliser (N). You should know if you are over watering. Big plants water each couple of days depending on the temp. Put some trace elements on - Bunnings $10.
Pumpkin 09 Feb, bruce (Australia - temperate climate)
Butternut pumpkins...planted mid Nov'. do they change colour & sound hollow when ripe? we are a bit dubious when to harvest.
Pumpkin 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Harvesting Knowing when to harvest pumpkins is no great mystery, firstly the skin should be hard, secondly the stem leading to the vine should be hard as well, this indicates that the pumpkin is no longer taking in nutrients. And Thirdly when given a tap it should sound a little hollow. SO how long from planting to harvest 3 – 4 months. When you do harvest them make sure you leave a good amount of stem attached, this helps them last longer and prevents rot. Many growers like to leave them in the field until the first frost hits as this will knock back the vines but also toughen the pumpkin and some say make it taste sweeter and keep longer.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Feb, Kristin (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I don't think this is right. Your calendar says Okra will not grow in Miami, FL, (according to your site is 11a but USDA says 10b) But they grew and produced for me like crazy in the dead of summer. Granted I watered frequently but the heat did not faze them. And I am in Homestead, FL, 5 min from the Keys.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Feb, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Kristin, if you check here https://www.gardenate.com/zones/#zone-US , you will find that Miami is included in both 10b and 11a. We use the USDA for our advice.
Garlic 08 Feb, Hermien (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can I plant in Nort West.
Asparagus 08 Feb, Dizzy (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
First time growing asparagus, I'm situated in Malawi, Lilongwe. I found this article infomative as I'd no idea the berries were poisonous, I actually thought they were seed pods as they haven't turned red yet ! Any advice on growing in this part of the world would be a great help, thank you.
Peas 08 Feb, Robbie (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can I buy the bulk dried peas pod in Melbourne area? Any body can help? Thank you for ur help Best regards. Robbie
Peas 09 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A very open question. Do you want the pod or the seeds. If the pods - good luck with that. If seeds -- dried seeds for what - eat or plant. Bulk - 250 g 400g or 10 kilo. A company in Tasmania called southern harvest on the internet sells in lots up to 400gms. 400gms costs from $8 to $17 depending on which pea seed. You could contact them to see if they sell 1 kg or whatever yo are after. Otherwise jump on the internet and start searching for Melbourne suppliers if it has to be Melbourne.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 08 Feb, Amanda (Australia - temperate climate)
My roquettes new leaves are starting to have hairs on the leaves and stems? What does this mean and can i eat them?
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 09 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm not a rocket grower - maybe that is the variety. Maybe it is coming to the end of its growing cycle.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 07 Feb, Brett (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in the Mallee I'd love to grow these , but it gets in the high 30-40 here in summer what the best I can do . I should be able to plant early if they can take a bit of frost
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 07 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
It says to plant in December in the temperate zone, so you are about 5 weeks late. If you have a choko that is shooting, plant it.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 12 Feb, Brett Chanter (Australia - temperate climate)
No I don't , Ill have to see if I can find one . Would it be to late for this area you think ?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 13 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You can try - the times here are only a guide - they are not perfect all the time - if it doesn't work plant earlier next time. An idea is to buy a choko a couple of months earlier than planting - put it down the bottom of the pantry in the cool dark place. It will probably start to shoot after awhile. Come Dec plant it in the soil.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 07 Feb, John Manousso (Australia - temperate climate)
Can you please tell me how to grow Okra the best way in the Liverpool area... what do I need prepare to plant the seeds once they germinate. Thank...John
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 07 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
A garden bed should be started to be made ready 4-6 weeks before you plant seeds or seedlings in it. Dig it over several times adding compost manures grass clippings lime and some fertiliser if you wish. By the time you plant you should have nice friable soil. By the guide here you should have planted seeds Oct/Nov and have planted seedlings Dec/Jan. So you plant out seedlings 4-6 weeks after they germinate. Give it a go.
Pumpkin 07 Feb, Rose (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My pumpkin snapped off the vine. It is very large but the vine is still healthy. What do i do with the pumpkin to ripen it
Tomatillo 06 Feb, Michael Williams (Australia - temperate climate)
I've been growing tomatillos for six years in inner suburban Melbourne. They went totally crazy this January, and I think this will be the best crop yet. Here's my blog entry from 2013 which includes a salsa verde recipe https://valcook.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/tomatillo-season-is-here-again.html There are loads of recipes, since these are used extensively in Mexican cooking. Go nuts :-)
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