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Cardoon 14 Oct, Leslie Trail (USA - Zone 6b climate)
You can also buy seeds at www.rareseed.com (Baker Creek seeds) They have a variety called "GOBBO DI NIZZIA" It is great for cooking or just for the flowers.
Sage (also Common Sage) 12 Oct, Bill Backouris (USA - Zone 10b climate)
in southern california zone 10b when should I prune back my mexican sage, also how severe a prunning is required
Garlic 08 Oct, Rich (USA - Zone 6b climate)
It's best to plant hardneck garlic in zone 6B from the middle to late October or even early November. The key is you want it to be cold, consistently below 45°, at least every night time. The first freezing encounter triggers garlic to start producing roots and that would determine how healthy and large the plants grow. Keep in mind freezing above ground may not equal freezing below ground. If you plant it in too warm a time, like early October, it may stunt the growth. It may even rot the garlic if it's wet too long. You may be able to accelerate the process by keeping in the refrigerator for a few weeks I'm not even know people who have kept it in the freezer for a few days or longer hopefully triggering root growth. I haven't tried that so I don't know.
Brussels sprouts 08 Oct, Jess (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi My Brussel sprouts were growing really well and now with the buds forming they are all loose and floppy. Is there something that I can do to stop that? Thanks in advance.
Garlic 07 Oct, Myrna (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I have success in planting from October 1 up until Early Dec….harvesting late May through July. Nice large bulbs in Zone 7b, getting close to 8a.
Garlic 06 Oct, mohamed (USA - Zone 6b climate)
can I plant garlic now, first week of Ocrober, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts?
Garlic 05 Oct, Annemarie (USA - Zone 8b climate)
We would like to plant garlic for next summer. We live in the Seattle area.....so we are going to be headed into a lot of rainy weather for the next few months. When should we plant my cloves to get big multi clove bulbs and when would we harvest them? We plan on using large containers....should they be moved into a place with a little weather protection during the heaviest rain? We planted in February last year and got tiny tiny bulbs..... The same question for leeks if you know about those too..... Thanks very much! Annemarie
Rosemary 01 Oct, Elf Chef (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Can you use a full-spectrum grow lamp for rosemary inside for the winter instead of direct sun?
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 24 Sep, chau vinh (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Is coriander perennial in zone 7a ?
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 28 Sep, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I don't think it's perennial anywhere but if left to go to seed it will self-sow and regrow so long as the seed doesn't freeze.
Coriander (also Cilantro, Chinese parsley) 27 Sep, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
No, it's an annual plant regardless of zone. It will often reseed itself in good weather conditions though (not too hot, not too cold, moderate water).
Lettuce 22 Sep, Ana Maria (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is Sept 25th to early to start fall Lettuce in my zone 10b? San Felipe, baja, north.
Lettuce 26 Sep, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Lettuce won't germinate if the soil temperature is too high, but if you can start them somewhere shady they might do ok.
Strawberry Plants 22 Sep, Joe (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I have had excellent results growing SEASCAPE day-neutral strawberries in Zone 10a in containers. 100 plants produced over 100 pounds of medium to large sweet tasty berries. Enough for daily smoothies and strawberry desserts galore for 4 people constantly spring-autumn + freeze enough for daily smoothies all winter long. Schedule: Manure mixed in fall, plant in January, harvest May-November consistently, ½ strength 5-5-5 fish fertilizer weekly. Blended eggshells and water spread throughout the year + occasional Epsom salts make for plenty of firm, sweet rich red berries. Tried many other varieties in zone 10a - none came close to producing what SEASCAPE did. Grew a few Chandler too for one brief crop of GIANT JUNE strawberries. Good Luck!
Strawberry Plants 21 Sep, Glenda Hall (USA - Zone 10a climate)
What is the best strawberries to plant in zone 10 in SW Florida
Ginger 20 Sep, Robert Katz MD (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is there a ginger plant that grows in Zone 10B ? Is there a blueberry bush that will survive in Zone 10B? Many Thanks, rk
Garlic 20 Sep, Kim Kautzer (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I'd like to try my hand at growing garlic, but we can get some pretty hot spring days here in inland Southern California. I'm wondering if I might have better luck in our "screenhouse," which has full sun around the east, south, and west sides (regular window screen that doesn't block any sun). The roof is covered with shade cloth. I have successfully grown tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, and herbs in large containers in the screenhouse. I'm hoping there'd be enough shade to protect the garlic on those super hot, sun-intense days. Thoughts?
Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) 19 Sep, Robin Mendelson (USA - Zone 11a climate)
What bulbs can I plant indoors in south Florida?
Garlic 19 Sep, Robin Mendelson (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Can you plant garlic indoors in Florida?
Rhubarb 10 Sep, Helen (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Does rhubarb have to be out of sun lite? Can it grow here in San Diego?
Rhubarb 14 Sep, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Most plants need lots of sunlight. Check what Climate Zone San Diego is in the climate zone section here and look it up if you can grow it.
Garlic 05 Sep, Cynthia Hamilton (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I want to plant elephant garlic. I should plant it deeper, correct? This article said to just barely cover.
Garlic 07 Sep, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Plant as they suggest but keep an eye on the watering - don't let them dry out too much.
Watermelon 04 Sep, Harrison Brown (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I would like to know what type of fertilizers I can use to fertilizer my pigeon peas, corn, and watermelon plants?
Watermelon 07 Sep, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
A general garden fertiliser will do.
Garlic 02 Sep, Molly Beverly (USA - Zone 7b climate)
We have grown up to 3 acres of garlic over the past 30 years. Plant in October/November, harvest the end of June. Around mid June the tops will start drying. Pull a bulb and count the wrappers. If there are 5 wrappers it is time to cut off the water. Harvest when the tops are mostly dried. I make braids from the largest bulbs right then. Hang them in the kitchen. Let the garlic cure 2 weeks in the shade before storing in a cool, dark place at room temperature. I grow soft neck garlic with big cloves and it keeps braided, hanging on my kitchen wall until the next harvest. And... always save the biggest bulbs with the biggest cloves for the next planting.
Potato 30 Aug, Bonnie Hawks (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Can this area plant. Potatoes/sweet potatoes in the fall?
Potato 01 Sep, Melinda Schwab (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Sweet potato farmers here grow sprouts by “bedding” seed potatoes in March. This is done by placing the whole potato in the ground, covering them with a thin layer of soil and plastic. Sprouts will be cut and transplanted from the greenhouse or bedding field to a different field in May or June. It takes approximately 90-120 days without frost to grow a sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are ready to dig 90-120 days after sprouts are transplanted. Around here in August the rows are plowed and sweet potatoes are flipped on top of the ground. Most sweet potatoes are cured. Curing changes starches in the sweet potatoes into sugar, making it sweeter and the skin tougher. It takes 4-7 days of 80-85̊ temperature and 80-90% relative humidity to cure sweet potatoes. After being cured, sweet potatoes are stored at temperatures between 55-60º F and 85% relative humidity. This special storage process is why sweet potatoes are available 365 days a year here in USA. Here in North Carolina, USA sweet potatoes are shipped all over the world. It is one of our largest farmed food crops. I hope this helps... ~Melinda
Potato 07 Sep, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where I live sub-tropical Australia we are becoming the sweet potato capital of Australia. The sprouts are called ?
Potato 18 Oct, Peter Hurley (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Sweet potato sprouts are known as "slips". In the United States sweet potatoes tend to be the reddish type with orange flesh, a good variety is Georgia Jet, Australia may be more familiar with what we would call yams.
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