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Potato 19 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It says Sept to Dec for cool climate. So probably Oct to Jan. If you look up your veg and put in the climate zone it tells you - then adjust it to your conditions.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 16 Dec, Bernadette (Australia - temperate climate)
My rosella seems to be dying, do they die off and come back later or just die or is it just asleep. I live at Fitzgibbon Brisbane, thank you
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 19 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It's an annual so it may have just died. Google and read about growing it.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 16 Dec, Nikki (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I am having trouble with my courgette. It starts off green and healthy, then the end gradually turns yellow which spreads up the the vegetable then it goes soft and shrivels up and dies. Do you know what's wrong? Thanks
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 30 Dec, Kay Rooderkirk (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We are having the same problem with out courgettes, I have green and yellow planted. We are in the Wairarapa, they have been grown in the same ground with NO problem. They have been watered with liquid horse manure, planted in soil enriched with mushroom compost. The new leaves seem to be Ok at the moment. The air temperature has been hot and cold. Thank You
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 15 Dec, michelle (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Trish; about your Cape Gooseberry fruit being attacked by 'borers', maybe it;s earwigs. The larvae do that to rose buds, maybe it's the same for the C.G fruit.
Parsnip 14 Dec, Darryl (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
What is best time to sow parsnip seed in Canberra / ACT. We would expect some frosts in May / June. I currently have some from last year left to run to seed, but the seed is not ready yet. I was wondering whether I should sow some commercial seed about now (December) as I am concerned the parsnips currently seeding may be a bit late. Is the time of self-seeding a good guide of when to sow? Any tips on collecting parsnip seed and knowing when the seeds are ready??
Parsnip 20 Dec, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
On the first page here select your climate zone then your vegetable and it will give a time to plant. Sept to Nov for cool/mountain areas. Seeds are cheap to buy from internet seed selling companies.
Asparagus 14 Dec, john bennett (Australia - tropical climate)
can I grow asparagus in cooktown fnq temp 16-35c if so what Varity
Asparagus 15 Dec, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
If you click the climate zone above and put in Tropics it says Plant May to July. Bunnings usually have crowns from Sept onwards. A hard job to grow from seed in hot weather. Read some of the comments here about growing them. There are only a couple of varieties really grown in Aust - any will do. Look up seed companies for varieties.
Rhubarb 14 Dec, M Bray (Australia - temperate climate)
Could I plant rhubarb now & where can obtain estabilished crowns.
Rhubarb 01 Jan, Tanya (Australia - temperate climate)
Any garden shops should have them, also supermarkets in their garden section sometimes have them. Or ebay sometimes have them. I brought good crowns from both ebay and from my local supermarket (look in the bulb area) only a month ago
Rhubarb 15 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Bunnings at Maroochydore Qld had them last week when I was there - so phone your local Bunnings.
Horseradish 14 Dec, josephine (Australia - temperate climate)
Does horseradish need full or filtered sunlight to grow well on eyre peninsular and how often does it need watering.
Horseradish 15 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Can grow in partial shade but most plants need sunlight. A good watering once a week will probably do, Doesn't like too wet.
Cucumber 14 Dec, Brenda (Australia - temperate climate)
Same of the Lebanese cucumbers different colours bit lighter are they still okay to eat .
Pumpkin 13 Dec, Damian Blake (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Why is it recommended to avoid growing pumpkin near potato plants?
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 13 Dec, Sally (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Slow to germinate on Atherton Tablelands (far north Queensland, elevation 900m, so cooler than coast). Seeds available Bunnings.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 12 Dec, Daniella (Australia - temperate climate)
I found them this week at the central markets in adelaide, at the big Chinese grocer next to the food court (Kim wangs)
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 12 Dec, Ilka Howell (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
What happens if you plant fennel with beans? I didn't know they shouldn't be grown together and have planted them in a large garden bed together. They are not right next to each other, have lettuce and radishes separating so approx 1m apart. Will they grow ok?
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 13 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From Houzz Fennel is allelopathic to most garden plants, inhibiting growth, causing to bolt, or actually killing many plants. Like black walnut or elder, it produces some chemical or other which does bad things to its neighbours. Although it causes coriander to bolt, the coriander does help to prevent fennel from becoming too much of a weed. It depends which one you want to sacrifice, I guess! It will cross-pollinate with dill, resulting in a horrible-tasting plant. I think fennel will be OK if grown in a pot, but you'll need to be vigilant to stop it from going to seed (a pity if you want those seeds!) - those seeds can travel far and wide, making it a very invasive plant indeed.
Garlic 11 Dec, Phillip green (Australia - temperate climate)
Where on central coast can I buy garlic bulbs to plant?
Garlic 13 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From any shop that sells them - supermarkets etc. Plant around June.
Watermelon 10 Dec, mahlatsi j mokone (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I plant my carolinacross watermelon on 20nvember 2017 it ryte time or wat?
Beetroot (also Beets) 09 Dec, Kenneth Chagunda (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
thanks John for reply for your on beet root diseases
Pumpkin 09 Dec, Cheryl (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We have both jap and butternut pumpkins growing but seem to only have male flowers. Do we pull them out and start again. There is plenty of male flowers
Pumpkin 11 Dec, Gary (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Cheryl, pumpkins and the like start off with plenty of male flowers, so that when the female flowers form (which should be any time now) there are plenty of male flowers to be able to pollinate them. When the pumpkin runners get to about 3 meters pinch out the tips and they will put out more runners thus giving more crop. Cheers Gary
Pumpkin 11 Dec, Michelle (Australia - arid climate)
Usually the first flowers on a plant are male - be patient! These are used to pollinate the female flowers that will form shortly.
Pumpkin 13 Dec, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just a point, pumpkin female flowers only open one day - until about mid arvo. If no bees, break off a male flower and pollinate the female flower with it. I did this the other week - two different f flowers in three days. One grew one died. ????
Watermelon 09 Dec, Sarah Gumede (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I am in Nkomazi around Nelspruit and I want to plant watermelon. Today is the 10 of December. Where can I get them meaning the seeds. I would like to have the seedless type. Can I still plant them
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