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Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 08 Jan, (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi where can I buy salsify seeds? I am in inner Sydney
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 09 Jan, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Eden or 4 seasons seeds on the internet have it.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Jan, Kathy Lather (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Can you please tell me where I can find this vegetable to try and also the seed to plant. On the Gold Coast thanks
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 09 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Boondie seeds have it. On the internet.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 08 Jan, Tony Barnes (Australia - temperate climate)
Planted my zucchini early in raised beds. Brilliant start looked good producing well. Then these and later plantings have started well but the leaves get a shrivelled look around the edges and only male flowers are produced. When I pull these plants out the roots are quite rotten looking. Am in Northern Rivers area NSW so very humid with warm/hot winds.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 09 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try growing from Sept - as you say hot and humid now.
Garlic 07 Jan, Carolyn (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I have 4 Pearl Garlic Plants that all have a head of seeds on them. The seeds are still white. do I wait for them to go black before I collect the seeds. And when I do - how do I go grow from seeds. when do I plant the seeds in the ground? I also have a bag of pearl garlic dried cloves from the Barossa (I am in Melb) - when can I plant the dried cloves. Would it still be in March/April? Any help would be appreciated :-)
Garlic 09 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I would suggest you research on the internet - how to grow garlic from seed. A lot easier and quicker from the bulbs I think.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 07 Jan, Maurice (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Bumblebees nipping off scarlet runner bean flowers. One writer suggested sugar syrup what quantities and how often do you spray them. Otherwise any other suggestions would be appreciated. .
Rhubarb 06 Jan, Shaybe (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted two rhubarb crowns in late winter 2017 and they are growing well. One plant has quite green stalks and the other is a lovely pinky red. Will the green one eventually go red?
Rhubarb 09 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Maybe different varieties or one more mature than the other. Time will tell.
Rhubarb 09 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You may have two different varieties or one is more mature than the other. Time will tell.
Pumpkin 06 Jan, Ngaire Whytock (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Why should you avoid planting near potatoes
Cabbage 08 Jan, JT (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I've planted few veggies first time, but my cabbage are growing well with dark green leaves but unfortunately the leaves , most of the plants are eaten out , thought it must be snails or whiteflies etc and had checked leaves inside and out but can't find any culprit. I know am missing something here ?
Watermelon 06 Jan, khalil (USA - Zone 12a climate)
hi, please i need best F1 watermelon, tomato, cucumber & squash seeds growing well in USDA Zones 11b - 12a ( very hot climates and dry ) thanks
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 06 Jan, some one (Australia - temperate climate)
How long did u have to wait before taking cuttings. Mine are about 60cm high and just finished fruiting. But also from the mane stem only has 2 shoots about 40cm high
Pumpkin 06 Jan, Jeff (Australia - temperate climate)
I believe pumpkins are way smarter than us humans, in the past weeks we have experienced a significant rise is daily temp and today with 43c predicted by the bureau of mythology, my pumpkins have drooped their leaves away from the sun which I think is like us going indoors into the shade. The many shadows produced by this configuration sees my pumpkins alive to live another day. They know how to keep cool! This is one one smart vegetable me thinks! All my pumpkin have plenty of water, the ones in full sun protect themselves the most. Cheers Jeff
Pumpkin 09 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just the way plants look after themselves in weather extremes. My pumpkins are not doing this at the moment even though we are having 30+ degrees for the last couple of weeks. They are even still growing - the vines.
Pumpkin 04 Jan, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
I have the same problem as w Watson with plenty of male and female flowers but no fruit setting. I've tried hand pollinating but the male flowers don't seem to have any pollen. Anyone know why or have any suggestion? Thanks
Pumpkin 05 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have had hit and miss with hand pollinating the last two months. Then again if all female flowers hand pollinated set fruit I would have 30 or so pumpkin on 2 vines. I have come to the conclusion that you look for male flowers that are a few days old. When you pick a male flower just touch the stamen to see if there is pollen on it (yellow powdery stuff). I feel the new male flowers don't have mature pollen. Use 2-3 male flowers and give it a good gentle rub around the inside of the female flower and on the end of the pistil. I don't normally grow pumpkin but have given it a go this year. A big learning curve with no bees.
Pumpkin 06 Jan, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks mate, appreciate your response.
Shallots (also Eschalots) 03 Jan, Robert Gallo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Good Day I would like to start shallot farming please let me know where i can get shallot bulbs and seeds. With Regards Robert Gallo
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 02 Jan, (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, is it worth trying to grow aubergines in Dunedin?
Beetroot (also Beets) 02 Jan, Monica tarnas (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I planted my beetroots 8 weeks ago and they are the size of a 5 cent coin. Can I space them apart and respect them
Beetroot (also Beets) 04 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The time to thin out/transplant beetroot seedlings is when they are small with a few leaves - not when they are 8 weeks old. They should be bigger than a 5c piece at 8 weeks. Try growing them from March onwards. When planting seedlings (bare roots) put a piece of shade cloth over them for a week or so until they establish themselves.
Beetroot (also Beets) 06 Jan, Susan (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You may have a boron deficiency in the soil. Beetroot won't plump up without it.
Beetroot (also Beets) 05 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Also when transplanting a well grow plant, you really set the plant back by transplanting it, It takes quite awhile to recover. Best to transplant when a plant has a few true leaves. Try and plant with some soil in tact with the roots and protect from the hot sun for a few days to let the plant establish itself.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 02 Jan, Margaret (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I want to plant Okra right now, May be too late. Please advise. thanks
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 04 Jan, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Under Okra on this site it says plant seeds Jan and Feb so have a go.
Pumpkin 01 Jan, Rhonda Taylor (Australia - temperate climate)
I always leave the skin of pumpkins on when cooking. I eat it along with the pumpkin, its delicious and is also where the nutrition is...especially on roasted! If you dont wish to eat the skin for whatever reason its easy to scrape the flesh off the skin when cooked.
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