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Broccoli 06 Aug, Anthony Ryan (Australia - temperate climate)
My broccoli plants have finished producing main flower heads some side shoots are still growing though. Once they finish producing flower buds do you pull out the plant or cut or trim it so it will regrow next winter. I have heard both broccoli and cauliflowers are biennial if so what should I do for my cauliflowers also. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 03 Aug, Alice (USA - Zone 5b climate)
My diakons grew long leaves that are flowering already and the roots are only 1 or 2 inches. Do I need to pull them?
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 06 Aug, Anon (USA - Zone 2a climate)
Too rich a soil probably. Radish do not like rich soil, produces all leaf.
Tomato 02 Aug, Bruce (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Will a plastic grow tent protect seedlings from frost
Tomato 03 Aug, Anonymous (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Maybe if it is totally air tight. You are really stacking the odds up against yourself. It is recommended to start planting seeds in Oct/Nov in cool/mountain NZ and you are trying to grow them in winter. More chance of a good crop when the conditions are with you than against you.
Celery 01 Aug, MARIO (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hi, We’re growing celery from the base of the stalks, about 1/2 cm thick, Place them in a tray with a small film of water. Leave near a sunny window for around 10 days adding a little water each day. When the stalks are about 5c. high and the roots have grown we plant as you normally would. Didn’t believe it but the stalks a re growing well. Anyone else doing this? .
Celery 03 Aug, Anonymous (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
You can do this with a few vegetables, carrots, onions, shallots, celery etc. Look up a website PINTEREST it has lots of this stuff or google it.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 01 Aug, Constance (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I stay in Botswana.When can I start to plant chillies?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 03 Aug, Anonymous (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Look at the monthly calendar at the top of the page, set your climate zone, it tells you the best months to start planting - NOV.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 01 Aug, Judy Amstad (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where do I buy the seed artichokes to grow from please.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 03 Aug, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Look up seed selling websites in NZ.
Carrot 31 Jul, Richard Allan (Australia - temperate climate)
If sowing when it is hot, cover with hession or a couple of layers of old shadecloth. The idea is to keep the soil moist and not let it dry out at all
Carrot 03 Aug, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
A good idea to do this anytime. And to do it when transplanting seedlings especially when the seedlings are bare rooted (no soil around them). I have a 2m x 2m x .4m high frame with 30% shade cloth.
Horseradish 31 Jul, Christiane Kennedy (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
where in dunedin can you buy Armoracia rusticana also known as horseraddish root?
Horseradish 03 Aug, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Look up seed selling website in NZ.
Tomato 31 Jul, Dennis Naidoo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I want to plant tomatoes in containers due to know space in my backyard. What size container can I use and what nutrients should I feed my tomato plants. Also what fertilizer can be used. Regards Dennis
Tomato 03 Aug, Anonymous (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
My daughter recommends a big container, about 30+ liters. A general all round garden fertiliser, make sure you mix about 2-3 handfuls into the soil before you put the soil in the container.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) 31 Jul, Rita (Australia - temperate climate)
Contrary to the growing season of Borage I'm in Central Victoria and we have had it growing since autumn rains came. We have had several severe frosts this season and it is still going gang busters. I have noticed though that there is tending not to be seeds being produced, most likely from the lack of bees around in the cold. Something to do with climate change maybe?
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss) 03 Aug, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This website is only a general guide for planting. DO read the statement at the bottom of the page, local conditions come into play. I (and I am not part of Gardenate) believe most of the planting guidance here is from soil temperatures required to germinate seeds. People say don't plant corn until it is warmer weather, probably Sept/Oct. I had corn self germinate in my garden two weeks ago, middle of winter. Tomatoes another warm weather crop has been germinating all winter. I had borage last autumn/winter, was going no where until the winter solstice then it took off, plants 1.5m wide and 1m high. The year before I has 1 bee come each morning, with the borage I had 80-100. Disease has wiped out a big % of the worlds bees. Plant some flowers etc to encourage them to come to your garden and increase their numbers. Miss used words, climate change, where I live, is it changing from sub-tropical to tropical, I don't think so.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 31 Jul, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
We live just outside Portland Or. does anyone know what client zone that is? Gardenate reply - Have you checked here / ?
Tomato 30 Jul, lisa johnson (USA - Zone 8b climate)
cannot get my tomatoes to form fruit - in large containers - dropping flowers before forming - all varieties - healthy plants but no fruit - extremely hot in Southern Alabama with humidity and good rain - what times of year are best to plant —please advise!
Horseradish 30 Jul, Quaid (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I bought some horseradish a couple weeks ago that i have in peat moss inside the house. If i plant them outside in early autumn, can i leave them outside over winter?
Asparagus 29 Jul, Terri (Australia - temperate climate)
We live on the Edge of the Great Swamp, near Koo Wee Rup in Victoria, where most of Australia's asparagus is grown. The plants are in full sun constantly, and in peaty soil which is constantly wet. You should be fine.
Asparagus 30 Jul, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you live near a bigger town/city see if the company Nutrien Ag Solutions has a depot near you or call the Bundaberg depot. Ring them up and discuss it with them. Ask to talk to their agronomist. If you live near them take the leaves in to them. They are very helpful.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 29 Jul, Dale (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have silver-beet,kale,and white spinach growing ,but there are all these tiny white dot like insects on the leaves.I have been trying to identify them with pics on the the net,but get a little confused.Could they be thrip or aphids? I did have them all over my pak choy and sadly I pulled them all out and gave to the goats.I also made a soap and water spray,which seemed to help.But really I don't want them at all. Any ideas or companion planting ideas would help thanks.
Ginger 28 Jul, Litlhare sarki (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
can you please tell me where i could buy the yellow ginger seedlings,quantity and price for 1 hectare
Ginger 28 Jul, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You need to contact an agricultural supplier for that information
Garlic 28 Jul, John Madison (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Your notes say garlic is not recommended for zone 9 b. Why not? Thanks
Garlic 06 Aug, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Read the notes here and then think about your climate, weather and soil temperatures. If it says you need this this and that and you don't have those conditions then it is not likely to grow. Some crops are cool weather some need warm/hot temps.
Asparagus 27 Jul, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
my asparagus plant is on its 3rd season since being transplanted...this winter the ferns appear to have died. there's 3ferns left and I've supported them. What I'm asking is it looks dead...any advice??
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