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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?
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
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
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 .
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
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash) 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
If you looked at your zone here - probably Temperate it says plant seeds Sept and transplant Nov Dec. Take the time to learn how to use this website.
Rhubarb 10 Feb, Mary Ann (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a rhubarb plant in a polystyrene box. It is growing well, and the stems are thick, but haven't coloured. Should I move it into shade?
Rhubarb 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
There is two types of rhubarb - green and red. Maybe you have the green variety. For 5-6 years I bought celery seedlings (the label shows a nice bunch of celery). Every year I end up with Italian Parsley or similar). Even from two different nurseries.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 10 Feb, Rachael (Australia - tropical climate)
My Rosellas are thick and healthy but still no fruit. They should have fruits by now. Feel like pulling them out as they are wasting so much space with 20 plants. There is nothing on the Internet about this.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
The info here says plant Oct to Dec and it takes 21-25 weeks - so you have planted out of season maybe. Maybe you used too much fertiliser. Plants will go to seed or fruit when the nutrient has been used up or when the season is right. Most vegies are seasonal to each climate zone.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 10 Feb, Gerald (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Both chilli and bell peppers are growing exceptionally well but a bug is drilling a hole into the top of all of them. The bell peppers are filling up with water and rotting before I know it's happened. The chillis are ok to pick. Have cut the fruit open but I can't see anything inside. Any ideas?
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 10 Feb, Suzanne R White (Australia - temperate climate)
Wondering why the leaves of my growing choko are yellowing. Overwatering or under watering.? Maybe mineral deficiency.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Consider how fertile your soil is. Add some fertiliser (N). You should know if you are over watering. Big plants water each couple of days depending on the temp. Put some trace elements on - Bunnings $10.
Pumpkin 09 Feb, bruce (Australia - temperate climate)
Butternut pumpkins...planted mid Nov'. do they change colour & sound hollow when ripe? we are a bit dubious when to harvest.
Pumpkin 12 Feb, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Harvesting Knowing when to harvest pumpkins is no great mystery, firstly the skin should be hard, secondly the stem leading to the vine should be hard as well, this indicates that the pumpkin is no longer taking in nutrients. And Thirdly when given a tap it should sound a little hollow. SO how long from planting to harvest 3 – 4 months. When you do harvest them make sure you leave a good amount of stem attached, this helps them last longer and prevents rot. Many growers like to leave them in the field until the first frost hits as this will knock back the vines but also toughen the pumpkin and some say make it taste sweeter and keep longer.
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