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Garlic 26 May, jo hodgson (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I planted garlic early April - nothing showing above the soil yet - any ideas pls ??? Thanks.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 29 May, Kevin (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
I planted two eggplants here in California and they not grown at all, help!
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) 03 Jun, Prasadi (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
i have planted pak choy and they growing very well however they have yellow flowers on them . is this natural or something wrong?
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) 07 Feb, (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
do now worry. the flower is natural. you can even eat the flower (before it blooming)
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) 04 Jun, Mike (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
My pak choi has lots of Tony holes in its leaves - what could be doing that?
Watermelon 07 Jul, Noo Noo (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Hi all, I want to grow watermelon on the south coast of the UK as I have aquired a plot of land for an allotment. I want to grow the pink flesh and green outer type but as I can not import seeds from Australia I am taking them from a shop purchased melon from god knows where and want to know what to do with the seeds do I put them in water or dry them and put them in the airing cupboard (I know that sounds silly) but you would be suprised what can be grown in one. any ideas. Thanks
Watermelon 11 Jul, Noo Noo (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Thanks Natalie will try the organic ones and also the seeds I have and yes crossed fingers. If I manage to do it I will let you know. Cheers.
Turnip 08 Jul, dave moss (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
hi, being a novice gardener , first year after retirement, i have planted numerous veg with a limited success, but turnips have been a castraphe, can't spell either, turnips have grown to the size of a jaffa orange, upon pulling 2 up one was split and both were brown inside , not right through but it put us off eating them, can you possibly advise what i have done wrong, thank you dave
Pumpkin 09 Jul, Mike (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
I have plants still growing from last year and producing new growth and flowers. Will these produce good fruit or should I tear them out and replant?
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 09 Jul, mrs livingstone (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
Can you prune back aubergine plants. They have just flowered but are overtaking the greenhouse. Would be obliged for your comments. (new to this)
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) 10 Jul, Keenonveg (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I have had good results from autumn planted BBs over the years, but for the last two years the plants have only flowered on the bottom few inches. Those flowers produced nice pods, but were gone in a fortnight, with no more to follow! What am I doing wrong????
Celeriac 01 Sep, chris (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
In France they use celeriac in a different (and succulent) way: Thinly grated, raw, just like carrots, and mixed with a mustardy mayonnaise. Delicious, especially next to a green salad or thinly grated carrots.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 29 Aug, Helen Elam (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
the thick white stem of Swiss chard is cooked separately: cut up in sticks of 6 cm long by 1 cm diameter. cooked gently in butter. I have eaten this as a n accompaniment to girolles and riz de veau - the leaves were cooked and pureed to make a wonderful sauce.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 03 Sep, paula (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I have chinese lantern growing my garden but they are bright red can these be eaten? are they the same as cape gooseberries. they look similar but are bright orange case
Garlic 15 Oct, Stokkers (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
Just wondering. Have any of you started garlic off in modules rather than straight in? I have seen onions started off this way.
Pumpkin 04 Nov, eddie coy (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
can i sow beetroot in my cold greenhouse
Pumpkin 04 Nov, eddie coy (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
loads of pumkin seeds when do i plant for next year
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 13 Nov, Michris Janse van Rensburg (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I am from South Africa where can get seeds I want plant it for the poor people here
Cabbage 25 Mar, Paul Gilbert (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Seedlings of early cultivars should be thinned to15 to 18 inches apart and late cultivars to 2 feet apart, once they form two true leaves. To avoid damaging the roots of remaining plants, snip extra plants off instead of pulling them out of the ground. Apply an organic fertilizer when plants are half grown
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 17 May, Mike n Lucy (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
We are now growing chouchou in a temporary greenhouse in Bexley in Kent. It came from the stone of the fruit and is growing like crazy with a bit of fleece netting over it to keep it warm. The fruit makes a fantastic juice esepcially when mixed with a smidge of orange juice. The juice is used in Brazil as a natural remedy to help lower blood pressure. It sure does seem to work.
Lettuce 28 May, Rammi (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I m in the mediter see what is the bist kind to agriculture .
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge) 10 Mar, Maz (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
I have just bought a lovely big dried loofah. I soked it in the bath and many seeds floated out. Can I grow them? and how should I treat them?
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 02 May, Tean i growrence Bull (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Question please :- Can I grow my dwarf beans in 12" tubs ? and how high do they grow ? or have I got to plant them along with my runner beans on canes ? Thanks
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 15 Jun, ray (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
dwarf beans get about 18 inches and need a little support,they also prefer cool temps.
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 28 Apr, shack (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
where would I buy ham seeds from thought it was difficult to grow unless you have means of keeping them warm
Yam/Oka (also Oca) 28 Apr, shack (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
hi okra do not grow like potatoes they grow above ground (True, but you are posting under OKA/Yam a completely different plant - Liz)
Dill 15 May, Molyles (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Dill should never be grown near fennel. Cross polination will result in both plants tasting of fennel!
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) 16 May, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Lona, we are eating our Pak Choy which has flower heads. Still tastes the same. Give it a try.
Broccoli 08 Sep, (Australia - arid climate)
The thing to do to stop it going to seed is to get and eat it fast or freeze it.
Brussels sprouts 05 Feb, Giffo (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
When is the best time to sow for harvest around Christmas?
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