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Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 17 Feb, Richo (Unknown climate)
The Zucchini rot at the end because they are not fetilised properly. You need to get the flowers to germinate and you can do this by hand. Try this page it explains how and why http://www.sgaonline.org.au/info_continuous_harvest_zucchini.html I planted 3 plants this year and with out a letter of a lie I had three months of production and at least 20kg of zucchini.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 17 Feb, Katrina (Unknown climate)
re: Collard seeds Hi Murray, if you are still looking for collard green seeds, there are several online seed stores which sell them. Collard greens are also known as kale, so this is the name you need to use when searching. These seed sellers sell kale: Green Harvest http://www.greenharvest.com.au/seeds/vegetables_cabbage.html#Kale ) Cornucopia Seeds (on E-bay) and Eden Seeds http://www.edenseeds.com.au/content/default.asp ) Hope this helps :)
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 18 Feb, Rachel (Unknown climate)
Lime your soil. A couple of handfuls of lime will definately fix the problem. Works with tomatoes if they get brown bottoms too. It's apparently the magnesium. Happy harvesting
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 18 Feb, fudgemuffin69 (Unknown climate)
this is a great vegetabe 2 grow because it grows all through winter i have just fallen in love with it and i dont even like it
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 19 Feb, Jim (Unknown climate)
The capsicum seedlings I bought are producing black capsicums is this normal
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 24 Feb, Leisa (Unknown climate)
Once harvested can you cut back and continue to grow and harvest again. We only have 10 plants and they have already yielded.
Cauliflower 04 Mar, caTh-eeee-riNe (Unknown climate)
how does a cauliflower grow?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 04 Mar, saini (Unknown climate)
This is the first time I have grown zucchini every thing was fine can anyone tell me what will be the average life of the plant. thanks
Pumpkin 07 Mar, Donna (Unknown climate)
My baby pumpkins were dying on vine. Found out we needed to tickle female flowers with male ones to pollinate because we don't have enough bees.
Watermelon 10 Mar, Matt Rieck (Unknown climate)
I planted some watermelon seeds about 6 months age and they are still not ripe. Green inside. They are still attached to the vine and the attachment is still green. The bottom is a pale slightly yellow. The crop has yielded around 100 melons and a mediun sized one weights 14 kgs. I have no option but to leave them growing till the vine falls off. Is this a good solution Regards Matt
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 19 Mar, Bob (Unknown climate)
We have bought Rosella in a jar with liquid/syrup and would like to know if anyone knows how to make this preservative. It takes the place of strawberries in champagne. Yum Yum I have a rosella growing at the moment.
Peas 25 Mar, Nancy (Unknown climate)
Do dwarf peas need individual supports?
Lettuce 27 Mar, Kellie (Unknown climate)
What is the best position for growing lettuce. Ie: full sun, shade etc.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 27 Mar, Jo (Unknown climate)
Hi, I've just moved into a home which has a huge capsicum bush, however the seeds are black and i tried the flesh of the capsicum and they are very hot! any ideas or tips would be much appreciated
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 29 Mar, Bruce Hankin (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy Rosella (Queensland jam plant) seed or plant in Western Australia??
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 30 Mar, Chris (Unknown climate)
Jo, that sounds like it could be some sort of chilli. You can get large chilli varieties which look like capsicums. My tip would be to blacken them over a flame, cool to handling temperature in a plastic bag (so the steam is trapped), and chop finely to make a delicious salsa with chopped tomato and onion! (This works very well for ordinary capsicums as well as most chillies)
Lettuce 01 Apr, Chris (Unknown climate)
Kellie, lettuce grow best in full sun, but cope with partial shade. Just make sure they have plenty of water and never dry out, otherwise they get bitter and tough, and rapidly go to seed.
Lettuce 02 Apr, Abbie (Unknown climate)
Beer traps work well with snails and slugs - just cut a panel out of the side of a lidded yoghurt/margerine/sour cream plastic container, and as long as you leave an inch or so lip on the bottom of the cut out panel, you can fill the tub to the hole with beer, and put the lid on to keep the rainwater out. Check it every day or so - it can get quite full of slugs and snails so it will need to be regularly emptied and topped up - slugs and snails don't care what beer you give them - I found collecting the leftover dregs from BBQ's/parties to be the cheapest option, otherwise cheap beer is fine.
Peas 04 Apr, Chris (Unknown climate)
Nancy, I've found they generally need a few twigs intermingled in the rows to provide a bit of support as even dwarf varieties get a bit leggy (the ones I've tried, anyway).
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 04 Apr, Jacky (Unknown climate)
There's a great article about growing and using the rosella fruit in ABC's Organic Gardener Spring 2005.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 04 Apr, Kel (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can you please tell me is a MARROW just an overgrown Zucchini ? I have always belived that they come from the same family but are different vegetables.
Radish 10 Apr, Sophie (Unknown climate)
Long Scarlet radishes are good in a stirfry. All radishes make a great pickle.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 12 Apr, DC (Unknown climate)
In Australia, marrow most often means an overgrown zucchini but in other parts of the world "marrow" might be used for almost any member of the squash family.
Garlic 15 Apr, tiarem (Unknown climate)
Can someone please supply a set of rules for growing garlic. I've not grown it before. My garlic has just shot and is looking healthy but I don't know if I have to fertilize or not, nor do I know how much water to give it
Garlic 17 Apr, Liz (Unknown climate)
Garlic has a long growing season. The old saying "Plant on the shortest day and dig on the longest day" is the easiest way to remember how long. If it is planted in good soil you won't need to fertilize it. In the hot months water regularly, it doesn't like long dry periods.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 18 Apr, Bruce (Unknown climate)
capsicum plants are producing some capsicum not a lot and the leaves are a become somewhat wilted as they grow the plants are in a large pot with good quality soil mix with good drainage any ideas how to improve the numbers is vegies or health of the plants.
Spinach (also English spinach) 20 Apr, Lynton Wright (Unknown climate)
I Find Spinach the most Difficult vegetable to grow. That is to strike
Peas 25 Apr, Eleonora (Unknown climate)
Some of my sugar snaps have grown as small leaved, bushy plants, whereas some are growing tall and "normal". Does anyone have any ideas as to why the small plants?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 26 Apr, Anne (Unknown climate)
Pick rosella when as long as your thumbs first digit. Rinse, cut small slice off base, place thumbs between half way section of calyx and peel back separating seed case from fruit. Place in heavy base pot, water to cover (less is more), simmer until fruit breaks down. Add lemon juice, tblspn per cup of jam, add sugar approx 1/4 cup to cup of jam (the sweetness you like) and bring to rolling boil. always stirring, never allow to stick. When syrupy, coating back of spoon thickly, take of heat, cool slightly and jar. Put jars in oven at approx 110 degrees for 5-10 mins prior to jam pour to sterilize.
Carrot 28 Apr, terry george (Unknown climate)
not atip but a question why is it that every season i have a problem with my carrots having them eaton by some type of insect or grub,is there something i can spray with,they are still edible but do not look that good
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