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Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 08 Apr, Hugh Thenasia (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
50cm between plants is not even close to sufficient IMHO. I have 2.5m between plants and can only just harvest comfortably...
Asparagus 08 Apr, KArin Duthie (Australia - temperate climate)
I have asparagus seeds - when should I plant the seeds? What is the best orientation and spacing?
Rhubarb 08 Apr, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
What about growing rhubarb in the San Francisco Bay Area - Oakland - South/across the bay from SF?
Onion 08 Apr, Harpreet Kaur (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
If you sow seeds of red onion indoor in April and wait till it can be transplanted outside..say in June.. Can it stay in the ground in cold winters harmlessly..n mature in summers to come around Christmas? Or will it die in cold weather buried in soil ?
Gourd (also summer squash) 07 Apr, Umme Faraat (Australia - temperate climate)
Which month i can plant bottle gourd ?
Gourd (also summer squash) 08 Apr, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant spring and summer in warm areas. Look up Boondie seeds or Eden seeds on the internet and look up bottle gourd.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 07 Apr, Charlene (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi, Do they prefer sunlight, shade or semi shade?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 08 Apr, Hugh Thenasia (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Bright sunlight is best and no need to water heavily. ;-)
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 08 Apr, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Most vegetables need a fair amount of sunlight, that is one of the main ingredients for them to grow. Some only need 4-6 hrs, some 6-8 hrs. Try growing something in shade and see how it grows. Read up on the internet how many hours of sun plants need.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 07 Apr, Don McLeod (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I bought a few years ago a different scarlet runner flowers white & red they have turned out to be a perenial not an annual like most modern runners . Query can I cut back while the leaves are green or do I have to leave and let die back so the root system gets more nourishment ? Thanks
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 08 Apr, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
My thoughts on this are, you paid $3-5 for a packet of seeds and they probably produced $20- 30 worth of beans. That is a pretty good investment. If you like, let a few mature and keep the seeds for planting in the future. Why bother messing around with old plants trimming them and looking after them for months. Your soil needs a good working over and resting and manure compost etc added to build it up for the next season of plants.
Pumpkin 07 Apr, Auther Ray (USA - Zone 7a climate)
When is the best time to plant pie pumpkins in 74883? Reply from Gardenate : First find your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone by entering your ZIP code at the USDA Plant Hardiness website then check here www.gardenate.com/zones/#zone-US
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 07 Apr, Jo (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, I've bought some 'Cicoria variegated Di castelfranco' seeds and wonder whether it's at all possible to put them in my garden bed now? I'm in Melbourne, and new to growing chicory. Any advice is much appreciated! Jo
Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) 08 Apr, anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
If you go to the blue tab at the top of the page called CLIMATE ZONE you will see you are temperate climate. Then go to CHICORY. Look at the planting guide. About SEP TO DEC. Read the notes about how to grow it.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 06 Apr, Jeanette Hagan (New Zealand - temperate climate)
We bought a packet of bean seeds about 6 years ago from M10. Unfortunately we lost the packet and can't identify the name of the bean. Can anyone help. The seed is black when you plant it. The beans are a climbing bean. Very flat and Matt (not shiny). They are the BEST tasting bean and produce prolifically. We save the seed annually, but would love to know what they are. Please!
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 07 Apr, Toni Robertson (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi www.koanga.org.nz have a black runner bean seed called Takamatua. Check the photo on their site. Great range of NZ heritage seeds on this site.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 06 Apr, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Go to a seed selling website and look through the beans seeds they sell, you will probably find what you grew. Try Boondie Seeds or Eden Seeds.
Ginger 06 Apr, Maria (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I grow ginger in a greenhouse? I know winter is coming... but I just want to save my shoots...
Ginger 06 Apr, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the notes here on how and what to do.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 06 Apr, Todd Williams (USA - Zone 6a climate)
I live in lower Missouri and have giant (5 foot) Chinese salida onion seeds. How and when do I plant them?
Garlic 05 Apr, Roland Philip (Canada - Zone 2a Sub-Arctic climate)
Hey pal. In canada right now. Looking to relocate to Caribbean , will that be a tropical climate. Few pointers on growing garlic in Caribbean tropical climate. Soil type Amt. Of water Start date for planting Thank u regards
Garlic 06 Apr, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
I would suggest you look up tropical and sub-tropical climates in Australia or USA etc and check what they do there.
Garlic 05 Apr, Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
You can try growing garlic in the tropics but it needs chilling in a fridge to get it ready to grow.
Radish 05 Apr, eugene kowbel (Canada - Zone 3b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
what is best radish type for early planting in zone 3b
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 05 Apr, Diane (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
It's April. Summer is over. My chillie bush has produced many chilliest. Now leaves are showing signs of withering. Does not look healthy. Is this normal as Winter approaches? Or is my plant being affected by some kind of fungus or disease?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 08 Apr, Hugh Thenasia (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Sounds normal to me, but without a picture I cannot be sure. However, my bushes have also started this and it's normal as the cold weather hits. (You might want to prune the bush back in a month or two so it can over-winter) ;-)
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 05 Apr, Joan (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have lots of this growing wild on my place. The only recipe we tried with the bulb was a stir fry but we got put off because the flavor was too strong. Are there recipes to take the strong taste off it!? Thanks.
Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) 06 Apr, anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Try looking on the internet - Google it.
Sweet corn (also maize) 05 Apr, Robyn (Australia - tropical climate)
I’ve always though corn was super hardy. My plants are about 3 weeks old, decent size and some little green caterpillars (about 1cm long) smashing it. Please help, what can I do? Natural solution?
Sweet corn (also maize) 06 Apr, Jenni (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, we use a mix of 1 tablespoon molasses to 1 litre water on caterpillars in corn, swamp lilies, and new cycad leaves. Molasses is available in 2 litre containers from produce stores. Good luck.
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