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Ginger 10 May, Danny (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can I grow ginger in enclosed environment, like tunnels and shade cloth houses
Ginger 10 May, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Shade cloth houses will make the plants thin and weak. It says to plant later in the year.
Onion 07 May, Pablo checkman (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
How many month it takes Africans best onion
Onion 10 May, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Read the notes here,
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 06 May, Rosaleen (Australia - tropical climate)
Bugs are eating my rosella bush. What natural spray could I use? Thank you
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle) 10 May, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
look up the internet, usually a chilli garlic mix soap mix.
Sunflower 05 May, Lisa (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
My sunflower seedlings are ready to plant outside. Can they withstand a little frost ? Or should I wait to transplant until the end of may
Sunflower 06 May, Anonymous (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Probably you could wait another week or two. Judge by your local conditions.
Turnip 05 May, Kamohelo (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I am not sure if I am in semi arid or not but am in botshabelo which is 30 minutes away from Bloemfontein which is free state. I wanted to grow burdock
Turnip 06 May, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
By the guide here for burdock it doesn't grow in semi arid.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 05 May, Rolanda (USA - Zone 9b climate)
My collard seeds did germinate but they aren't growing beyond the first set of leaves. What his happening?
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 06 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Are you planting at the right time? How fertile is your soil. Fertiliser, watering and full sunlight are required.
Rhubarb 04 May, Jen (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
can you compost the toxic parts of the plant for use in other parts of garden?
Rhubarb 06 May, Anonymous (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Probably ok to compost.
Pumpkin 04 May, Sherry (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I want to grow GIANT pumpkins for Halloween. Does anyone have advice, I have seedlings just coming up now. Can I keep them sheltered in pots until the recommended planting time? I really would like to have BIG pumpkins FOR Oct 31st. We don't get frost as a rule, but who knows. I live in Hervey Bay. Would appreciate any and all advise .
Pumpkin 04 May, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
By the planting guide here they are a spring planting and harvest is approx 5 mths later. You are wanting to grow out of season. Frosts will probably kill them. Plants do not grow much in July August. I don't like your chances of succeeding. USA is opposite to us in seasons that is why they have them in Oct.
Strawberry Plants 03 May, Jane Hodges (USA - Zone 7b climate)
In Zone 7B, when can I expect newly planted strawberry plants to bloom? I planted bare root plants three weeks ago (April 12) and they are growing well, but have seen no blooms yet. Am I expecting too much too soon? Thanks!
Strawberry Plants 04 May, (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Read the notes here - 10-11 weeks to harvest. Around my place (Queensland Australia sub tropical climate - cool/warm winters) they plant late March early April and start harvesting in June.
Onion 02 May, Michele (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I seem to have gotten white rot/fungus tha affects most onion varieties except spring onions- they will get it but very late on...does anyone know of a vigorous type of ordinary brown or red onion that might stave it off until I can harvest? Thanks.
Onion 10 May, Tony (New Zealand - temperate climate)
try spraying regularly with copper, also good for rust.
Onion 06 May, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Ring your local agricultural or agric company department about the fungus.
Broccoli 02 May, mary Olenick (Canada - Zone 5b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I tried to grow broccoli once in garden boxes. they grew very tall and spindly but the heads didn't amount to much. What am I doing wrong?
Broccoli 04 May, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
They were probably too crowded together and not enough light. Broccoli need about 25 - 30 cm square each as a minimum.
Rhubarb 02 May, Trish I. (USA - Zone 7b climate)
We have very recently (April) moved some rhubarb plants that originated from my FIL's family homestead many years ago, from Denver CO to SC. I desperately want to keep these alive, mostly for my husband. Any advice? Our ground is hard as a rock in most spots and has a lot of clay, so figured I need to keep them in pots. How big of a pot do I need, should I be sure to put them on the side of the house where there's mostly only morning sun, in order to continue the "family line", should I try and gather seeds from the plant for the following year? Thanks!
Rhubarb 06 May, Laura Ellington (USA - Zone 8a climate)
you really are better off putting them in a raised garden bed with mixed clean top soil, lots of compost, peat moss, blood meal, and a slow release fertilizer. Rhubarb get very large and can live for many years and their root systems can get quite large, keeping them in pots will restrict their growth and you will have to water more often and continually use fertilizer more often then them being in the ground.
Rhubarb 04 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I suggest you read some articles about growing them. The bigger the pot the better 18-24
Spinach (also English spinach) 01 May, lebo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
what is the best pesticide/insecticides for tomato spinach green pepper and cabbage?
Spinach (also English spinach) 06 May, Anonymous (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Look up some organic sprays - chilli, garlic soap combos.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 29 Apr, Libby horth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
30 years ago when we first moved here we had some gooseberries growing and I would like to have them growing again - where can I get some seeds - I live in the blue mountains in NSW
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 27 Apr, Betty (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
We plan to move within 6 months and I want my choko to come with us. How can I keep a choko fruit so I can plant it in our new garden? I have fruit now. Or what would you advise Thanks? Thanks.
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