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Asparagus 20 Feb, Elona (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I recently learned that asparagus and strawberries make good friends. Learn something new everyday. Here we go!
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Feb, Kristin (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I don't think this is right. Your calendar says Okra will not grow in Miami, FL, (according to your site is 11a but USDA says 10b) But they grew and produced for me like crazy in the dead of summer. Granted I watered frequently but the heat did not faze them. And I am in Homestead, FL, 5 min from the Keys.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo) 08 Feb, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Kristin, if you check here https://www.gardenate.com/zones/#zone-US , you will find that Miami is included in both 10b and 11a. We use the USDA for our advice.
Lettuce 18 Jan, Doug (USA - Zone 5b climate)
Planting lettuce indoors and will transplant outdoors after last frost in May. Keeping some of the plants indoors and will move to larger containers before the roots bind up. My starting mix will need added organic fertilizer after the real leaves are put on and grow light intensity needs to be increased somewhat for indoor food production. If this experiment works, I may continue growing through next winter. As for my outdoor lettuce, last summer I managed to get several cuttings. This year I will be planting on the north side of pole beans so that when the beans are tall and the summer heat comes on, my hope is the shade will increase my lettuce yields for a longer period of time .
Artichokes (Globe) 17 Jan, Helen (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I live on a sand ridge on the east coast, zone 10a. Can I grow artichokes/horseradish in my sand? Will I have any better luck in pots?
Watermelon 06 Jan, khalil (USA - Zone 12a climate)
hi, please i need best F1 watermelon, tomato, cucumber & squash seeds growing well in USDA Zones 11b - 12a ( very hot climates and dry ) thanks
Celeriac 29 Nov, Beate (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I want to grow some Celeriac and wonder if the southern heat in the summer will affect its growth. I live in Columbus Georgia and celeriac is not known down here. Also, if I sow in January, will the frost affect it?
Celeriac 29 Dec, Donna (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Being as Celeriac is a root crop, it can easily handle Winters in Georgia, IMO. I live in Port Angeles, WA, and I grow Celeriac all year around. However, I do use about 4" of Alder wood chips. Works great at keeping everything nice and cozy. :-)
Celeriac 18 Jan, Andi (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Hi PA -Donna, I'm in Sequim!! Do you start from seed? No greenhouse here...just raised beds.
Rhubarb 28 Nov, Sandy (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I got a clump of rhubarb from my sister this summer. I have a brick planter in the front yard that had some room, so I planted it there, beside an artichoke plant. Gave it a good dose of vitamin B1, kept it well watered and it has been doing very well, looking very healthy, and, all of a sudden, it turned yellow. It started turning yellow in October. Could it be, it needs more water (I haven't been watering it much, now that it is looking so good)? Could it be the frost (we have had a few frosty mornings. Just in case it's the frost, I've been covering it at night. Thank you for any insight that can be offered.
Garlic 14 Nov, Brittney Benèa Byrd (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I live in Zone 9a. Has anyone had any luck planting garlic in zone 9a? I am going to give it my best shot - it's in my refrigerator. Been reading about vernalization. If it would cool off here for any extended length of time I hope to get my cloves planted.
Asparagus 03 Nov, (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I am new to planting Asparagus seeds harvested from my garden. I live in the USA in Northeast (Rhode Island) I had a bumper crop of Aspargus this year and have harvested all the red Seeds: When and how should I plant these seeds?
Ginger 26 Oct, Bonnie Fielder (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Need instruction on how to plant inside ,,,,,please ,,,,
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 07 Oct, Tai (USA - Zone 4a climate)
I am living in Des Moines, Iowa. I would like to grow burdock plants but I do not know they could be coming back the next year whenever the cold winter over. Please, let me known. Thanks!
Celeriac 18 Sep, Cynthia (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I peel and grate the celeriac in then sautee in a skillet for a replacement of potato hash browns.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 18 Sep, Andrew (USA - Zone 5a climate)
What types of amaranth grow in radford Virginia
Sunflower 13 Sep, Gary Barr (USA - Zone 12b climate)
I live in an area with typically 150 - 200 inches of rain (although not this year) and a temperature range of 55 - 85 - but mostly 60-75 degrees. Soil tends to be on the acidic side (volcanic soils) I'm interested in knowing if there are varieties of sunflowers that will grow in these conditions and also are good for honey production. Thanks
French tarragon 10 Sep, Jan (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I AM TRYING TO FIND A SHOP THAT SELLS FRENCH TARRAGON PLANTS (OR SHOOTS). Can you Help? Thank you very much!!
Strawberry Plants 26 Aug, Raut (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Pls suggest me appropriate varieties of strawberry and sowing time. Thks
Brussels sprouts 16 Aug, Lisa McCartney (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Trying to understand when to plant my brussels sprout seeds in Zona 10a. It says about P = sow seeds in Oct. Is that meaning to sow seeds directly in my garden? Because after that is says to start seeds in trays and plant out 4 - 6 weeks. Should I start them in seed trays and if so do I plant now so they can be transplanted in my garden in Oct or do I wait until Oct and just plant the seeds directly in my garden? Sorry the info is confusing.
Brussels sprouts 17 Aug, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Use seed trays to start your brussels sprouts, plant out as it suggests on the web page. Brussels Sprouts prefer cold/cool climate, so you need to grow them in your cooler months. October is a suggestion, November might work better if your weather is still warm in October.
Asparagus 05 Aug, Bob reddin (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
When and how to transplant, is puttting down canning salt good idea
Dill 04 Aug, (USA - Zone 7a climate)
What ph should the soil be for dill's optimal growth. I barely have enough sun so I must try to make watering, fertilizing, pest control, ph etc. the best I can.
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 03 Aug, Jp (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Is there a strain of Amaranth that will re-seed itself and survive in zone 6 or 5 ?
Watermelon 26 Jul, Mariam (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I stay near Orlando. I planted some watermelon seeds in a pot inside my house few days ago. Now 2 of them are growing in the pot. Then I don't know should I take the pot out and put it in the yard or keep it at home to grow. Also the pot is small, should I take the baby plants out and plant them in the yard? Thanks for your help.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 17 Jul, Eric Nelson (Australia - tropical climate)
I'm actually in Thailand but your site doesn't list that. Having a hard time growing chilies here and looking for any hints. Soil has plenty of nutrients but does not dry out due to the rains and clay underlayer. At this point I'm thinking of adding sand to the soil to aid in drainage. I've dug a hole in the garden down to the clay layer and filled it with water. It drained within 5 minutes so it's really about my topsoil quality. Thanks!
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) 14 Jul, Kathy (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I did not start my collard, cabbage, seed in March - can I plant the seeds in the garden now in mid-July? Also, can I plant cauliflower in the garden from seed in July? I live in zone 6b. Thanks!!!
Basil 09 Jul, Jayne (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Hi, I'm in Zone 11a and need some clarification. For example regarding Basil, when you state 'P - Plant In The Garden' are you meaning plant seeds in seed trays in these months or to plant out young plants (that were seed sown in trays 4-6 wks earlier) in these months? Hope that question makes sense! Thanks. (P-Plant in garden means plant into the ground unless your local weather is not suitable - in which case, start basil in a seed tray and transfer later. - Liz)
Basil 03 Jan, Wendy (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Hi Liz; I used to live in Miami, Your best bet is to buy a plant and just use the shoots of the plant. Place in a small container with water until you see roots and then transplant to soil. Basil is a very strong plant making it easy to grow. The more sun it gets the strongest the flavor and aroma. Good luck
Asparagus 01 Jul, Michael (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Is asparagus perennial or annual
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