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Brussels sprouts 01 Jul, Tasha (USA - Zone 8a climate)
We live in Alabama and super new to gardening. Is it too late to start seedlings now?
Sunflower 01 Jul, Emma (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I was hoping for some planting advice, how many seeds in each amount of soil?! Is it a good time to plant the seeds now in winter nice and deep to get the best results come spring time? Thanks Perth WA
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 29 Jun, John Martin Barger (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I have a sweet potato that has sprouted pretty heavily on my kitchen counter. I live in Memphis, TN. Is there any chance of having success if I were to plant it now? Or is it too late in season?
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 30 Jun, Betty (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I'm just next door in Arkansas and will be planting some slips from one in my kitchen today (June 30). We have just enough time before frost to make decent sweet potatoes. You know we can eat the leaves like spinach as well? My (American) kids grew up in SE Asia and thought sweet potato leaves were a variety spinach.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 29 Jun, Paul (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can a Cape Gooseberry be grown in a Hanging Basket situation ?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 30 Jun, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You could try it. I would think a big hanging basket would be needed. Would need constant attention as the plant can grow to 1-1.5m and that size would need a lot of water each day.
Sweet corn (also maize) 28 Jun, Judi (New Zealand - temperate climate)
My 6-yr-old came home with an egg carton of sweetcorn seeds he'd planted at school. We put them on the windowsill and they've sprouted beautifully. But it's June, and although it's very mild now (in Waikato) we're expecting to get winter weather soon. He's very excited about these seedlings and would love to grow them to fruition - do you think I could grow them in a large pot as an indoor plant?
Sweet corn (also maize) 30 Jun, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Corn needs to be planted in rows about 6-800mm apart. Seeds need to be planted about 150mm apart. Best to grow 2 or more rows together in a block for pollination. When the tassel and silks come out it takes about 5 days for pollination. Then about 21 days for cob to be ready to pick. Read up on the net.
Sweet corn (also maize) 29 Jun, Anon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Corn needs full sunlight to produce a good cob. If you fail this time try a more suitable time like spring summer to try again.
Sweet corn (also maize) 28 Jun, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you can stand your pot near a sunny window, you might be able to keep the sweetcorn growing. Protect it from cold temperatures and make sure it has plenty of light -
Celery 26 Jun, Maria (USA - Zone 7a climate)
My celery plant has been wilting more and more. It has been raining quite a bit in the area, and I checked the dampness of the soil but the plant is still wilting more. The leaves are not yellowing but they are getting darker each day. I am unsure of how to proceed or if it will even survive. Thank you in advance.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 26 Jun, Nikki little (Australia - arid climate)
I live Roma qld and I am wanting to grow daikon can I do it now in winter.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 29 Jun, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Inland Qld is temperate, so set climate zone to temperate and check when to plant daikon.
Beetroot (also Beets) 26 Jun, Sue (USA - Zone 8b climate)
My beets have been in the ground for sometime now. I have tried to thin. The plant is now at least 12 inches tall. As I thin some of the smaller plants there is very little to no 'beet'? It is just a very small root the size and shape of a pencil about an inch long. Any suggestions? Thanks
Potato 26 Jun, Benjamin Rathbone (Australia - temperate climate)
After you have harvested your potatoes can you re use the dirt with extra compost ??
Potato 29 Jun, (Australia - tropical climate)
Add compost/composted manures or fertilisers to the soil to put nutrient back into the soil for the next planting.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 26 Jun, Steve Haigh (Australia - tropical climate)
i'm actually in Thailand but that wasn't an option so i chose Australia tropical. what tips would you give for hot and humid climates? should i put in indirect light or in the open with shade cloth? what about watering, should i mist to keep to cooler? thanks
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) 29 Jun, Anonymous (Australia - tropical climate)
You have to look through the different climate zones to see how planting times vary in different zones. By this website they advise against growing rocket in the tropics. You could counter this by putting in a very light shade cloth 10-20% if you can buy it, I have 30% cloth but it is only for protection while seedlings establish the first week after planting out. If you use artificial light it has to have red and blue light, like a fluro. Watering would be about keeping the soil moist not wet. It is a bit of trial and error to work things out when you are new to things.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 25 Jun, Hope Livingstone (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can okra grow in winter if so in which areas
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 26 Jun, Anonymous (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Go the okra page. Then I suggest you go through all the different climate zones for south Africa and see if it says plant in winter.
Sweet corn (also maize) 24 Jun, Wendy Mingorance (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a sweet corn 2cm just growing starting do I have to leave it under shade from heavy rain I take good care of it place them in nice pots I adore from seedlings what should I do ?
Sweet corn (also maize) 30 Jun, wayne (Australia - temperate climate)
Corn is a summer crop, should be put in around late oct to dec. lots of water and I think good nutrient
Sweet corn (also maize) 25 Jun, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I suggest you google
Asparagus 24 Jun, Alice (Australia - temperate climate)
I have bought some asparagus crowns and grew them yesterday, should I take them out and leave them until August?
Asparagus 25 Jun, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You could take them out of the soil. If you leave in the soil don't water them much. They won't start sending up spears until August-Sept.
Onion 24 Jun, Jimmy Spear (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
I planted half of an onion In a pot under potting soil +- 4 weeks ago and it has grown 3 healthy shoots about 20 cm long. What must I do now?? Please advise
Onion 25 Jun, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Keep growing it and see what happens.
Ginger 24 Jun, Huiarei Reihuia (New Zealand - temperate climate)
After the harvest season, can ginger be left in the ground for following season of growth?
Ginger 25 Jun, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Gardenate does not suggest growing ginger in NZ temperate climates, maybe not warm enough. If you are going to try to grow it read the notes here, your answer is in the notes.
Peas 23 Jun, Aubrey (USA - Zone 7b climate)
When is it time to pull out pea plants?
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