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Brussels sprouts 04 Mar, Holly Ann Blanton (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I was just curious, i live i the Valdosta Georgia area and I wanted to know something. I have he Catskill Brussel Sprouts and It tells me for my region for where I live is very close to North Florida border. Approzimately 10 min away. So I am located exactly in the middle of the georgia map. At the bottom. If you see. As for the Burpee seeds that I got today at my local walmart store it states for the climate that I do not need to plant until September-November ... now for the northern tip of the border of Georgia it states that the Catskill Brussel Sprouts can plant in April-May. Any suggestions..
Brussels sprouts 05 Mar, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Brussel sprouts do better in cool weather, so choose your planting time when you know the hot summer days are finished.
Parsnip 02 Mar, John Drake (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I have found that germinating the seeds first in a plastic tray with a lid works best for me, I place a paper towel on the bottom of the tray and dampen it with water and then sprinkle the parsnip seeds onto the paper towel. I then snap the lid on and leave the tray on top of the refrigerator where it will stay warm. I'll check on the moisture level every so often and before too long the root will appear. At that point is when I carefully lift the seed out with a spoon and plant in the prepared bed.
Parsnip 04 Mar, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Great idea - I will give it a try when it cools down next month.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 02 Mar, George Hupp (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I live in San Pedro in zone 10b. My vegetables include, tomatoes, snap peas, green beans (not pole), radishes, green onions and cucumbers. Except for tomatoes and jalapeño, serano and pan lamp are grown by seed. I am attempting to grow exotic hot peppers of many varieties. What hot peppers grow well here from store bought plants (very limited ) and seeds? Not interested in bells. Jalapeño, habanero, shishto, ghost, pequins and chiltepins are my main focus. Thanks for any advice and suggestions.
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 04 Mar, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Any hot pepper you want to grow will do fine in San Pedro assuming you're not RIGHT on the beach as the fog and salty air could pose a challenge. But since you're able to grow all those other veggies you mentioned, you should be fine. I love hot peppers too and find the selection at nurseries disappointing. Seed catalogs and seed swaps are the way to go. I like Baker Creek because they have free shipping no matter how small the order, though sometimes they're out of stock a lot. My favorites to grow are shishito, which isn't hot but is VERY productive, scorpion, cajun belle, kimchi, and Chinese 5 color. The biggest thing I wish I knew when I started growing hot peppers in SoCal is that they NEED shade cloth during the hottest months, or else the plants will get sun scorched and the flowers won't set fruit. If the plants are in
Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) 04 Mar, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I suggest you will have to buy seeds and germinate them.
Onion 28 Feb, Barbara Esparza (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Are there any onion sets that I can plant in Texas zone 9b that are more heat resistant?
Onion 02 Mar, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plants generally have a temperature range that they grow in. That is why most crops are seasonal in a district. Try planting out of that range and you could fail.
Horseradish 28 Feb, Deana Bess (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I am growing horseradish for the first time; I started it in a gallon container in the greenhouse in December and it has been doing well except aphids. I believe this is because it is ready for a bigger space and I am concerned about putting it out in the gardens now. Our last frost date is not until the end of April. However, even if the foilage died back, it seems it would re-grow when the temperatures were better. I am experimenting and will likely put it out and then if we get another frost or snow, I will cover it with mulch and leaves.
Horseradish 01 Mar, Anon (USA - Zone 6b climate)
It says plant Feb/Mar and you planted Dec. There could be your problem. Yours could be nearly ready to harvest but you still could be having frosts or snow. Not ideal. Take the advise here and plant later. Try your mulch and see how it works.
Rhubarb 28 Feb, PAUL Embury (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Can I successfully grow Rhubarb in Miami if I plant it in a pot to keep it out of the direct sun in the summer? What variety would grow best?
Rhubarb 01 Mar, Anon (USA - Zone 10b climate)
In 10b zone it says here it won't grow. It is probably too hot.
Tomato 26 Feb, Jean-Claude (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I transplanted my tomatoes a week ago and I notice today that a few of them are already showing signs of flowering. The plants are still relatively small. Should I pinch off these very early buds.I am sure there are experienced gardeners out there who know what to do. Please advise.
Tomato 01 Mar, Anonymous (USA - Zone 6a climate)
They have been in a pot where the nutrients have nearly run out so the plant is trying to reproduce its self, by going to seed. Make sure you have good rich soil. You need to prepare the soil well before planting out.
Strawberry Plants 24 Feb, Vicki (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Looking for the best strawberries to grow in Virginia zone 7b.
Strawberry Plants 26 Feb, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Research varieties in your area.
Cabbage 24 Feb, Tami (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Can you plant cabbage with garlic?
Cabbage 25 Feb, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to the cabbage page and read what cabbage is compatible with. The green tick symbol.
Fennel (also Bronze fennel) 21 Feb, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Thinking of growing fennel for the first time, to attract swallowtails. I've never grown it because I've heard it inhibits the growth of nearby plants. But I'm unclear HOW it does that. Is it a chemical exuded from the roots? In other words, would growing it in a large pot help? Or is it a compound the whole plant gives off, like a pheromone released into the air? One gardener told me they're only allelopathic if allowed to flower. Has this been anyone's experience?
Yacon (also Sunroot) 19 Feb, Pat (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Will yacon roots be safe underneath the ground in the winter and be able to regrow again in spring in zone 7a? (Is it Perennial in zone 7a?) Thank you. Pat
Strawberries (from seeds) 18 Feb, arden sabin (USA - Zone 5a climate)
how to grow climbing strawberries from seeds in a garden out side
Garlic 18 Feb, Wynny (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I live in zone 9a. It is Feb. 17. I would like to know (since I already planted the garlic today) when I can (or can't) harvest. Will I be able to harvest this year, or will I have to wait until next year?Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?
Garlic 22 Feb, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Lucky for you, you're in the same climate zone as the famous garlic producing town of Gilroy, CA. I understand they plant around late October/November and harvest in June or July. I'm not sure what the result will be for you since you planted yours later and garlic needs a very long season. Try pulling them up in July. If your weather gets very hot before then I'd put some light shade cloth over the garlic to bring the temperature down a few degrees. You may find that your bulbs are smaller than you hoped for, or that it only makes one large clove instead of separate cloves. They should still be good, just not ideal. Then try planting again around Halloween and your garlic should be much bigger next year. Btw, I'm not sure why the chart says garlic shouldn't be planted in 9a. Certainly 9a on the West Coast can and does plant it.
Garlic 19 Feb, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the planting notes at the top of the page. Harvest times . Also it does not recommend planting garlic in your climate zone.
Onion 16 Feb, Judith c Greenleaf (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Can I plant onion sets in February or march? what sweet onion varieties do you suggest for No. Ca. marine zone 9B? Thank you.
Onion 17 Feb, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Consult the planting guide calendar and the footnote at the bottom of the page. If it says plant April and you plant Feb, the seeds/sets probably won't germinate/survive . There are reasons why it says to wait until April but take local conditions into considerations.
Potato 14 Feb, Chef (USA - Zone 8a climate)
New to container potatoes Looking at Early types Late types Larger the better Thank you all for your time
Potato 16 Feb, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Look up the internet for varieties in your state/country.
French tarragon 12 Feb, Sonja (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Any idea who sells it in CA? Can’t find anything but Russian Tarragon! Thank you
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