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Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 21 Nov, William R (Australia - tropical climate)
Anyone growing orange habaneros in Cairns? Looking for seeds or seedlings. Cheers William
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 23 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You can buy from "Boondie Seeds" on the net. $1 for 20 seeds. $2 postage for many packets - $20 worth of seeds free postage.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 21 Nov, WWilliam R (Australia - tropical climate)
We are in Cairns. Any chance of some seeds? We have red Habonero seeds available if you would like some.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 21 Nov, Hannah (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hello, I am new to growing vegetables in general, and am really enjoying it. I recently planted three courgette plants, and did as instructed on the label which was to plant on a raised bed. They are not looking 100% happy at the moment, drooping a bit and some of the leaves are bit burnt/brown around the edges. I was wondering on some good tips for growing courgettes? And how often I should be watering them? Thanks. H
Rhubarb 20 Nov, barb (Australia - temperate climate)
My Sister always put a red jelly into rhubarb (once it was cooked) this provides sugar and colour but not used to set it.
Rhubarb 20 Nov, barb (Australia - temperate climate)
when is the picking season in south aust?
Rhubarb 23 Nov, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
Did you read the notes here about Rhubarb?. Plants Sept Oct and harvest in a years time.
Beetroot (also Beets) 20 Nov, kenneth (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
can i grow beet root during rain season in malawi ,thus dec to march
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 20 Nov, Roy (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Hi I have planted 6 cape gooseberries in June they have grown well until now . I have loads of green husks but every thing has come to a standstill Also as they are perennials how and when should I prune them .Your advice would be much appreciated Thank you Ro7
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 21 Nov, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm no expert here. Maybe a light fertilizing with a K leaning. Your weather would be coming into winter - may cause them to slow down growing. If you want to prune them I would do it after they have fruited. Google how to grow them. Try a site called gardening channel.
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 20 Nov, Faye (Australia - temperate climate)
My friend really loves the runner beans that he gets in the UK. Where can I get seeds in Australia. Are they the same as scarlet runner beans mentioned in here?
Beans - climbing (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) 21 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Ask him what variety it is. Google seed selling companies in Australia- Boondie, Seed Collection Company, New Life seeds. They have different climbing beans. They sell small quantities for $1 or so.
Tomato 19 Nov, Chris M (Australia - temperate climate)
With some arrays of flowers on my tomato plants there is a single large flower. Why is there one large flower? Would be very grateful for a reply,
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 19 Nov, nathan ayienda (Australia - temperate climate)
I need samantha french bean seeds from usa
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
You probably can't import seeds from overseas for disease reasons.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 22 Nov, Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
It seems you can in fact import Phaseolus spp. (excluding P. trilobus) — Grown in the United States of America — Certified seed sourced from California, Idaho or Washington into Australia. You must complete an application for Seeds for sowing. You can find import conditions for all types of things using the BICON database located here https://bicon.agriculture.gov.au/BiconWeb4.0/ Good luck :)
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 19 Nov, Phil (Australia - temperate climate)
I have some zucchini planted alongside a bed of sweet potato and have just read zucchini should not be planted alongside potatoes! The potato bed is secure in a raised bed. Please advise the issues? Regards................
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Potatoes are said to inhibit the growth of Zucchinis etc. Ever want to know - google google google lol
Tomato 19 Nov, Pauline (Australia - temperate climate)
A older person told me to cut a tomatoe into 4 and plant I have never done this before so I did and wow 15 plants and the. Plants are unreal
Tomato 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
From a crop (3-4 plants) of tomatoes ( I mainly grow Cherry) a lot fall on the ground - grub holes etc. In a few weeks/months time heaps of seedling come up. I just transplant them. I can grow tomatoes all year round.
Tomato 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Another method is to just cut slices and place them in the soil and cover them over. Or just take a tomato or a few if small and squash them up in a tray of water - in a few days they will ferment - leave for a few days. Then plant the seeds or separate the seeds and dry them out and keep for later on.
Leeks 17 Nov, Norma (Australia - temperate climate)
I am just starting to harvest my leeks and I notice there are little baby leek shoots at the base of the leek. Will these grow into proper leeks? I have been putting the whole base of the old leek back into the ground and the tiny shoot grows very quickly but I am not sure if it will be a proper new leek.
Leeks 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I know nothing about growing leeks. If you can keep some roots with the little shoots then they should grow. It is now plant time for leeks. Or put the little shoots in water and see if they start producing roots and then plant out. The old plant should grow. Google it - growing from old plants - leeks carrots etc. .
Garlic 17 Nov, Joe (Australia - temperate climate)
My wife planted garlic late october in frankston victoria will it mature or should we dig it up and wait till april. Thx
Garlic 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
It does say plant in the Autumn. I would suggest you plant then.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 17 Nov, L.T. (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have nice flowers on my Aubergine plants but they either drop or die before producing the fruit, also I am trying to grow globe courgette, the fruit looks beautiful and healthy but as soon as it becomes the size of a golf ball they drop off and die. What can I do to get the veggies I want
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read through the comments about Zucchini here. They need pollinating - bees or by hand.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 16 Nov, Robert Boardman (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I have grown Jerusalem artichokes - sunchokes - for two years. What got left in the ground last Fall grew in the late Spring. After two days of below zero temperatures this week I harvested more than 20kg of tubers from about 15 plants. From reading articles and from growing them I learned I cannot find all the tubers when I dig in the Fall. They must be harvested in the Fall, no tubers will form until day length is less than night length.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 16 Nov, Alice (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can you get choko from to plant
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 20 Nov, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Buy one and keep it inside - when it starts spouting time to plant in the garden.
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