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Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 13 Jan, Liz (Unknown climate)
Have you tried any of the heritage seeds catalogues? There are some in both New Zealand and Australia. I don't know where you are but an internet search should be able to find you a source for your home area.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 13 Jan, Liz (Unknown climate)
If you have a small garden or just like colour, silverbeet in different colours are available. They are all edible and decorate the garden while growing.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 14 Jan, margherita (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We live in subtropical Queensland, and have great difficulty in preventing capisum from falling prey to caterpillars. any suggestions?
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 15 Jan, liam pilsworth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
why wont my capsicums grow big like the ones in the shop do you have any ideas?
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 16 Jan, Daniel (Unknown climate)
I also had salsify as a child and have been looking for 25 years and still havent come across it. I would love to find it as i have a recipe my farther gave me that i'd like to make. Can anyone help me?
Lettuce 18 Jan, Jane Falzon (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi some thing is eating my lettuce i have put snail bat down but that has't helped and i dont really want to use spray on them can you help
Lettuce 03 Jan, Tim McGrath (Australia - temperate climate)
probably sparrows, bird net may help.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 21 Jan, Jac (Unknown climate)
I am having the same problem as Kirsten with rotting ends on my zucchini - what do I do about it?
Sweet corn (also maize) 21 Jan, sarita (Unknown climate)
i wsih to plant some corn now am i too late or is it ok likving in cranbourne, where can we get good biclour variety n r they gm or gm free. what about hte su or se variety.
Kohlrabi 21 Jan, sarita (Unknown climate)
where can we get the seed for this as well as luffa n bottle gourd n pipengea or ribbed gourd wanting to try some in cranbourne. with khol rabi we also cook a vegetable. grate or chop finely. heat oil put some mustard seeds, tumeric powder, then once the mustard seeds pop add the chopped rabi stir occasionally sprinlke with chilli pwd (depending on tate) and salt. cover and let cook for 5 -- 10min with stirring occassionally. sprinl=kle with fresh corriander. serve with bread, rice or indian breads
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 22 Jan, Clare (Unknown climate)
Salsify seeds can be purchased from both Eden Seeds and The Italian Gardener
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 22 Jan, Chris (Unknown climate)
Kings Herbs and Seeds have also got salsify and vegetable oyster
Cauliflower 22 Jan, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You can crack the leaf stems and fold the leaves over the curd to reduce discolouring.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 22 Jan, Chris (Unknown climate)
I've also found Fordhook Giant to be an superb variety. It keeps growing through drought and cold, and self-sows readily if you let a plant go to seed. Snails ate nearly everything else in the garden when I was away, but the silverbeet was unscathed.
Cauliflower 22 Jan, graeme (Unknown climate)
yes you can put a leaf over to stop discolouring
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 25 Jan, Cath (Unknown climate)
is there a secret to germinating okra seeds?
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 27 Jan, Chris (Unknown climate)
You can speed up germination by soaking the seeds overnight. This can allow them to germinate in 5 days. Normally it will take around 15 days.
Celeriac 30 Jan, Karl (Unknown climate)
Is it too late (end of January) to plant Celeriac seeds in south of Sydney?
Onion 01 Feb, Matt (Unknown climate)
Hi there Im a development Horticulturalist with Fairfield city council, I just wanted to find out what types of onion are transplanted from seedling. The reson i ask is i have only ever heard of direct sowing of onion seed and transplanting is very unsucessfull (especially in your common spanish, white and brown varieties).
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 01 Feb, Ben (Unknown climate)
you can also probably find it in many parks... check in wetter areas
Kale (also Borecole) 01 Feb, John (Unknown climate)
Jacki, I have bought Kale seeds from
Onion 04 Feb, Liz (Unknown climate)
Onions can be raised in seed trays or punnets and transplanted when about 10-15cm tall. They should be planted with just the roots covered. If sown direct, the emerging plants may need thinning. I have been successful with both methods for brown and red onions and with spring onions from seedlings.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) 05 Feb, Carolyn (Unknown climate)
We planted salsify seeds Sth Island, NZ, in early November. Does anyone know how long they take to mature!? Do we wait till the frosts arrive, as for parsnips?
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 07 Feb, Ket (Unknown climate)
So am I, I am looking into it and hopefully have an answer. My zucchini's leaves are going all white and I have never had this happen. I have grown zucchini's the size of pumpkins and this season they are really bad........
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 07 Feb, Chris (Unknown climate)
Leaves going white sounds like powdery mildew, probably due to all the wet. You could try a spray of dilute (1 to 9) skim milk and water (see RHNZ website:, or a commercial spray.
Onion 08 Feb, Bryan (Unknown climate)
Onions can be successfully planted as seedlings.Grow in trays transplant at about 15cm.Before transplanting trim tops and roots by about one third, dig shallow depression, lay plants with roots only in depression and cover roots with soil. Important to select correct onions for time of year(see packet)
Broccoli 09 Feb, Phoebe (Unknown climate)
Did you know that the leaves are delicious cooked?
Broad Beans (also Fava bean) 10 Feb, Mary Forbes (Unknown climate)
Plant just one row and when they are about 10 cm high, plant a second row. Repeat as required. This ensures that you have tender broad beans for a longer period and are not over-loaded with a huge crop.
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 13 Feb, jack (Unknown climate)
try buying seedlings as it is easier from there. with bugs just get a thin light mesh to cover your plant but don't do it on smaller plants as it can harm them, but you could post stick in the ground and make a roof kind of area.
Lettuce 13 Feb, Chris (Unknown climate)
If it's snails or slugs eating the lettuce, then culling them by hand on a damp evening can eliminate the problem for a few weeks - enough to let the plants get ahead.
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