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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?
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
French tarragon 16 Feb, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Try seed selling companies on the net.
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 12 Feb, Pamela Newman (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Names of sweet corn grown in Goleta CA. Zone 9b, please. Thank you!!!
Sweet corn (also corn,maize) 15 Feb, Anonymous (USA - Zone 5a climate)
You can grow most corns anywhere, just get the planting time right.
Artichokes (Globe) 09 Feb, Joseph Thomas (USA - Zone 9a climate)
What is the best artichoke species for Tucson Arizona zone 9?
Potato 09 Feb, Patricia Adams (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I'm a beginner an is really fascinated with patio & container garden.what information can you give to be successful
Potato 01 Mar, Matt stephens (USA - Zone 9b climate)
My first season growing potatoes was last year. We used the Ruth Stout Method and had no problems. We created the raised bed, turned the dirt and added a layer of compost, then put the potatoes down and laid hay on top. We added a good 6-10 in of straw over the top when the sprout came out of the soil. Best and easiest method I have ever seen or heard of. What is described on here is also interesting, I just don't have enough cardboard or newspaper, so I'll be using straw again this year. Just a side note, we have seen/heard people grow things directly in the straw bale too. Usually when they don't have space in their yard, or no yard at all. This method also works well. Good luck!
Potato 12 Feb, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
That's a big subject! I'd say it depends on what you're trying to achieve. Do you just want a few really good veggies? Do you want to grow as much of your daily food as possible? Does your garden need to be aesthetically pleasing? There are lots of books on container gardening, you could try browsing your local library online. If space is limited, I say think about which veggies you love the most, which are pricey at the store, and which are most improved by eating fresh. Basil and salad greens for instance, are very easy to grow but very overpriced at the store. Corn and tomatoes are so much better homegrown. Whereas potatoes and onions are cheap at the store and not THAT much better homegrown so they're only worth it if you have plenty of space to devote. My advice for a beginner would be to start small and manageable, and build on that each year. Maybe this year buy a couple of Earthboxes or DIY a knockoff, and just grow a few of your favorite veggies. This will also reveal what some of your challenges might be. For instance my first year raccoons ate all my sweet corn, that taught me I would need a good fence in the future. ;-)
Potato 11 Feb, Gary Hall (Australia - arid climate)
Patricia you need to find out what the Potato season is for your climate Zone 8b is check with local Nursery or where you buy seed potato don't use culinary potato's as they might have fungus or disease.
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