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Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 18 Feb, Ken (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I planted well developed "red" capsicum seedlings mid November on well drained fertile soil. The plants grew vigorousely and needed staking. Most of the fruit showed white patches which enlarge with time an some were attacked by wasps and possibly birds. What might becthe cause?
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 17 Feb, Mem (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Same problem with our rosellas. We're on Blackall Range Qld. Last year they flowered when they were tiny.
Watermelon 16 Feb, david harris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
had any one have black water melon seeds for sale -
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 16 Feb, Anette (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it too late to sow okra seed in Adelaide?
Tomato 15 Feb, francie hancock (New Zealand - temperate climate)
what tomato do people recommend for cooler climate please
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Feb, Hosheder (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I want to buy some okra seeds. Where can I buy them?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 15 Feb, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try a search on-line for 'seed suppliers'
Broccoli 15 Feb, Mike L (Australia - arid climate)
I am going to try planting broccoli in late Feb, its extremely hot here at the moment 42C. I just want to start early and plant every two weeks or so , semi commercial. Once spring comes, the diamond back moth comes out of the drying crops and is almost impossible to control. Any comments? any pointers?
Broccoli 16 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
The guide here is just that a guide but it says plant seeds April and transplant May to Jul. You can try seeds undercover to start with and plant out when it cools off a bit. Good luck.
Broccoli 16 Feb, Darren (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Mike, I live on the edge of arid and temperate, and was thinking about planting broccoli in late Feb as well. I would suggest sowing the seeds under cover if possible, and planting the seedlings out in early March. Even then, depending on your circumstances, you still might need to put shadecloth over them. Can't help with the moth, other than spraying with eco oil if you see any caterpillars in the winter months.
Strawberry Plants 14 Feb, Darlington creek organic strawberries (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This being our first year at growing strawberries in south west Victoria we are unsure how long the fruiting season will last for Any input would be great
Strawberry Plants 16 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
You live bottom of Vic and I live mid Qld coast and both sub-tropical ?????. I understand there are early mid and late fruiting varieties. And even some that produce near all year. I would guess about 10-12 weeks.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 14 Feb, Teresa (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi ,I love my Rosella Jam but find I have a lot of trouble with Ants on the plants , sometimes the trees are black with them , I hear vinegar is good is that true , Regards Teresa
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 16 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
A product called Fortune 500. Check out the product label to see if it can be used near vegies etc. Maybe around the edge of the garden bed.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 13 Feb, Teresa Manwaring (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi nice to be on board , could you tell me if to late to put in some more snake beans , thank you Regards Teresa .
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 16 Feb, Darren (Australia - arid climate)
If you click on the "Planting now" tab at the top, it will show you what can be planted for your chosen climate each month. For sub-tropical, you can plant both dwarf and climbing beans.
Carrot 13 Feb, Edna (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can I put the carrot seeds on the ground with a drip water?
Carrot 14 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Over watering them may rot them. Put a light hessian cloth or shade cloth over them until they germinate and establish themselves a bit.
Strawberry Plants 13 Feb, Carole Ellis (Australia - temperate climate)
strawberries leafing profusely but not fruiting
Strawberry Plants 14 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Check your fruiting time of the year. In Bundy Qld - they fruit in the winter and early spring. After fruiting has finished they send out runners which grow new crowns and grow new leaves. You maybe at this stage.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 13 Feb, kitty carr (Australia - arid climate)
where in Australia and new Zealand , can the warrigal greens seeds be purchased, and how much does a pack cost ?
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens) 14 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try seed selling companies on the internet. In Aus try Boondie Seeds, Seed Collection company, New Life Seeds. They generally cost $1 for a few seed + $1 postage.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 13 Feb, Len (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi all...i'd like some advice on chilles..i have two or three plants in that produce pretty well,not sure of the name,there pretty good and hot lol however i seem to be growing the small ones,then i go to the super market and they have quite large ones that look pretty good and juicy so they must have a name as i'd like to grow some of them large ones...i live the other side of Mildura in the North West of Victoria near the N.S.W border. whatcha reckon? cheers Len.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 13 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Len - I have never grown chilies but here is my two bobs worth. I have read the smaller the chilli the hotter it is. If you want to know what kind of chilies you have or the supermarket have, then go to a few seed selling companies websites and check out the different varieties. Try Seed collection - Boondie Seeds - New Life seeds. Plenty of photos there to check.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 12 Feb, Kathi (Canada - Zone 6b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Where can I buy Roselle seeds or plant please
Lettuce 12 Feb, zuelly mbhele (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
i would love to know if no till method of planting would be efficient in the growing of lettuce.
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
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