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Onion 05 Apr, Cami (USA - Zone 9b climate)
any advice on best onion variety for zone 9b? I have tried texas grano but have not seen results yet (2 weeks and counting...). I live in southern california
Onion 08 Apr, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Since you are having problems with your Texas Grano -- I would recommend going to an Egyptian walking onion (or other walking onion). Video abojut the onion can be found here: https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?q=walking+onions&mid=17F7CAB6E4A914745E4A17F7CAB6E4A914745E4A&FORM=VIRE Additionally: the walking onion originated from a cross between the Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum), and the common onion (Allium cepa). The Egyptian walking onion, Allium x proliferum, is a member of the allium family and a great addition to the perennial vegetable garden. Egyptian onions go by many names, including tree onions, topset (or topsetting) onions, and walking onions. The seeds are slow growing, and can take several years for them to grow and flower. That’s why people grow them mostly from established bulbs. Every part of the Egyptian walking onion is edible, including the bulb in the ground, the stems, the flower, and the aerial bulbils. There are different varieties -- some zones 3-9 others 3-10. I would select a 3-10 for your area -- additionally some types grow substantial bulbs under ground -- others have small underground bulbs -- so select your variety based on your need. There are white, brown and purple walking onions. There is also the RED CATAWISSA WALKING onion -- which is not classified as an Egyptian walker -- but is still a walking onion: this variety for its larger sized bulbs and topsets that are much larger than the typical walking onion. All parts of the plant are edible. Walking onions are a standard choice for permaculture gardens and food forests -- they are very low maintenance - and very reliable -- so a good choice for anyone having difficulty growing regular onions.
Rosemary 27 Mar, Joseph L. Roberts (USA - Zone 7a climate)
What rosemary variety is best in 7a (Seymour Texas)
Cardoon 19 Mar, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Are there cardoon seeds/plants that are perennial in zone 4
Asparagus 13 Mar, Peg (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Can I still plant crowns in March? What varieties are suggested for my area? Florida zoom 10. Can I plant them in the ground or would a grow bag be better?
Parsnip 05 Mar, Jeri (USA - Zone 3b climate)
When can I start parsnips indoors for zone 3b? Or when to plant seeds outdoors? My season may be too short to start outdoors?
Onion 04 Mar, Mary (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Do onion sets do well in a container?
Asparagus 02 Mar, Nancy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I planted crowns last year in a raised bed. As of today, March 2nd, I have a lot of spears and ferns that are 3-4 feet high. Do I continue to let them grow or cut it all down at the soil level? Can’t seem to find the right answer.
Asparagus 25 Mar, Jill C. (USA - Zone 8b climate)
You must be south of me. I'm in Bastrop. My "ferns" (not sure what to call those) are over 5 feet tall now! I'm going to let them grow now until they die out when it freezes. I got one spear the first year!
Strawberry Plants 01 Mar, Anne (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Any variety suggestions for growing strawberries in Las Vegas?
Strawberry Plants 29 Feb, dan (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I've ordered stawberries (Seascape and Mara Du Bois) grown in hanging baskets. I'd like to include companion plants, any thoughts? Thank you in advance.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 29 Feb, Mike (USA - Zone 5b climate)
What does T and S mean is that when I would want to move the indoor seedlings outdoors?
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 12 Mar, Liz (Gardenate) (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
S means sow (suitable time) and T means transfer seedlings to growing bed. You could harden them off a bit by putting them outside (in their little pots or trays) during the daytime and then moving them under cover at night. Do that for about a week, then going out into a garden bed will not be such a temperature shock for them.
Dill 26 Feb, Michael (USA - Zone 7b climate)
which side sun Direction for mammoth dill plant in elevated raised bed garden zone 7b Texas?
Asparagus 25 Feb, Sherry L (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Zone 8b, Central Georgia. Since we have pretty hot, scorching summers, would it be better to plant asparagus where it doesn't get full afternoon sun? Just afraid it couldn't take the heat.
Tomato 21 Feb, Jenni (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I have had AMAZING results with planting tomatoes with Epsom salt in the planting hole, mixed in the soil. Then I use Super Thrive when I water, it's available at Walmart and Amazon. You can use it on any plant,indoors or out. Just try it. You'll love it!. I also feed with a good organic fertilizer. Foxfarm is the best for me, as well as their soils. Can't be beat.
Garlic 19 Feb, Bruno K. (USA - Zone 9a climate)
First time for me planting Garlic. I planted them last October. My question: Many of the green shoots I had have dried, now in Mid Feb. i noticed that new green shoot are coming up is this normal for garlic or did I do something wrong? my next question: I planted Tomato seeds on Feb. 1, 2024 Tycoons, Dixie Red, Celebrity and Juliets, they have 2 sets of true leafs and are about 4" tall, with temp. outside in the low 50's and daytime temp. Mid 60's is that a good time to harden them off? they are only 3 weeks old. Any Advise will help.
Carrot 18 Feb, Pat (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Cover with a board means: place a board on the ground flat over the seeds. Carrot seeds do not need light to germinate. Look under board a couple times a day if possible, until you see first leaves of carrots. When more than 10 % or so appear, remove the board so they can grow normally. PS it works well to plant not a single ROW of carrots, but a band of carrots, maybe 6 to 10 inches wide. Whatever width you can manage to work. To thin. If sown thicket enough, you can pull the little babies to thin and use them in salads.when you have carrots left about 2” apart, leave them to grow to size. As you need carrots, thin further. By the time they mature you should have enough room for them to grow full since. You might leave 2 or 3 in a back corner to continue on to next year, when they should eventually go to seed for you. To save seed, allow them to die and brown, save the tops and further dry seed indoors on an herb rack of mesh that should prevent seeds from coming through. When dry, collect on a piece of paper and allow to dry further. When dry, store in a paper envelope or seed pack.
Eggplant (also Aubergine) 16 Feb, Jimmy (USA - Zone 6a climate)
The guide says for my zone, 6A to start eggplant in Feb and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Absolutely a error here. Right now we are 12 weeks out from our last frost date, May 9th. Unless you have a hot house or hoop house, do not Start seeds yet.
Asparagus 15 Feb, John spence (USA - Zone 7a climate)
When and how is the best time to plant asparagus seed in zone 7a
Asparagus 19 Feb, (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Best time to plant crowns is February and March or November and December
Peas 15 Feb, william (USA - Zone 7a climate)
how to grow pigeon peas in zone 7a
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 12 Feb, Chris (USA - Zone 6a climate)
What is the Ideal sweet corn variety for growing in zone 6a?
Cabbage 10 Feb, ER (USA - Zone 7b climate)
What does plant seeds "undercover" mean?
Cabbage 15 Feb, Liz (Gardenate) (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Young seedlings can be affected by sudden changes of temperature. To prevent this seedtrays are usually kept under cover for a few weeks. Any area which mantains even, frost-free, temperatures 24 hours will do. e.g. Unheated greenhouses, a covered area close to the house, or small frames covered with frostcloth or with a piece of fabric like old bed sheets. If possible put the trays above ground level. Too much strong sunlight can do as much damage as cold nights to seedlings.
Cabbage 14 Feb, Domanique (Canada - Zone 5b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Plant undercover in seed trays (with a dome or other thing like that)
Cardoon 08 Feb, Sofia (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Hi! Can anyone suggest varieties that are likely to overwinter and establish as perennials in Zone 6b? Thanks!
Onion 07 Feb, Brenda (USA - Zone 5a climate)
What do you mean when you say plant out
Onion 07 Feb, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Hi, it means to take the seedlings you've grown from seed, and plant them in the ground or bigger pots.
Onion 08 Feb, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Thanks
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