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Pumpkin 04 May, Sherry (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I want to grow GIANT pumpkins for Halloween. Does anyone have advice, I have seedlings just coming up now. Can I keep them sheltered in pots until the recommended planting time? I really would like to have BIG pumpkins FOR Oct 31st. We don't get frost as a rule, but who knows. I live in Hervey Bay. Would appreciate any and all advise .
Strawberry Plants 03 May, Jane Hodges (USA - Zone 7b climate)
In Zone 7B, when can I expect newly planted strawberry plants to bloom? I planted bare root plants three weeks ago (April 12) and they are growing well, but have seen no blooms yet. Am I expecting too much too soon? Thanks!
Onion 02 May, Michele (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I seem to have gotten white rot/fungus tha affects most onion varieties except spring onions- they will get it but very late on...does anyone know of a vigorous type of ordinary brown or red onion that might stave it off until I can harvest? Thanks.
Broccoli 02 May, mary Olenick (Canada - Zone 5b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I tried to grow broccoli once in garden boxes. they grew very tall and spindly but the heads didn't amount to much. What am I doing wrong?
Broccoli 04 May, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
They were probably too crowded together and not enough light. Broccoli need about 25 - 30 cm square each as a minimum.
Rhubarb 02 May, Trish I. (USA - Zone 7b climate)
We have very recently (April) moved some rhubarb plants that originated from my FIL's family homestead many years ago, from Denver CO to SC. I desperately want to keep these alive, mostly for my husband. Any advice? Our ground is hard as a rock in most spots and has a lot of clay, so figured I need to keep them in pots. How big of a pot do I need, should I be sure to put them on the side of the house where there's mostly only morning sun, in order to continue the "family line", should I try and gather seeds from the plant for the following year? Thanks!
Spinach (also English spinach) 01 May, lebo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
what is the best pesticide/insecticides for tomato spinach green pepper and cabbage?
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Inca Berry ) 29 Apr, Libby horth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
30 years ago when we first moved here we had some gooseberries growing and I would like to have them growing again - where can I get some seeds - I live in the blue mountains in NSW
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 27 Apr, Betty (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
We plan to move within 6 months and I want my choko to come with us. How can I keep a choko fruit so I can plant it in our new garden? I have fruit now. Or what would you advise Thanks? Thanks.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 28 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Best I can suggest is keep a few of the very last ones of this crop. Put them in the pantry. They could take a few months before they start to sprout. The new vine could grow a few feet long by the time you plant. Or say spring time plant them in a 9L bucket or tin etc and grow them there until plant out time.
Tomatillo 24 Apr, Judy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Hello , I live In Northern California .Our location is Inland from Ocean. We do get plenty of sun in summer months into October . Do I need to cover gooseberry in afternoon heat ? I got this plant from a friend .I am learning about this Gooseberry Tomato. I want to know whether I can grow this plant behind another taller Purple Tomatillo in a separate barrel about 2 feet away and achieve cross pollination successfully ? Thank you ,Judy
Tomatillo 28 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plants need to be planted at the right time of the year. If it is really hot then they will need more watering (if they can take the heat), like each day not each 2-3 days. If you want cross pollination then you need to plant at the same time if close together. A tall plant will shade a smaller plant and it will not grow well, end up thin and weak. I don't know if you can cross gooseberry with tomatillo. I answer questions here and I'm just a home gardener who grows about 20 different vegies.
Peas 24 Apr, Is late April or May good time for planting peas? (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Which month is good for planting peas in Johannesburg??
Peas 29 Apr, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to peas, select your climate zone and read the monthly calendar for planting times.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 24 Apr, Lisa (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi there when can i plant silver beet in Melbourne and where can i get a poster of what to plant when plants and vegetables
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) 28 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
At the top of the page on the left is a GREEN tab - PLANT NOW - use that to decide when to plant different crops. Go to Silver beet - temperate zone and it is at the top of the page - a calendar for when to plant. - P = plant seeds, S for seed planting under cover - T for transplant.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 23 Apr, C DEFIGUEIREDO (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I buy yacon potatoes?
Yacon (also Sunroot) 28 Apr, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Try the internet - seed selling companies.
Rhubarb 23 Apr, glenn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Please note the question was about QLD, not USA..(Sept is spring here) I'm going to give it a go about now 'ish' and hope it enjoys winter in Hervey Bay.
Marrow 23 Apr, Jane (Australia - tropical climate)
Where can I get good old proper marrow seeds? I grew up with marrow but cannot find marrow anywhere. I'm told spaghetti marrow us marroa (it's not), and that marrow is just a big old overgrown zucchini (it's not).
Marrow 28 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Search the net for seed selling companies and then ring them and ask. I know what you mean.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 22 Apr, Rowena Flood (Australia - temperate climate)
Does anyone have choko's growing in tasmania
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 29 Apr, (Australia - temperate climate)
Very unlikely unless they are in a temperate or subtropical climate.
Celery 20 Apr, Nicolene (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Can I sow Celery now, mid Autumn in cool Highveld of South Africa?
Celery 29 Apr, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to celery, click on your climate zone and check calendar planting times.
Pumpkin 18 Apr, Nicola (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a volunteer pumpkin plant in my garden which came up a couple of months ago. It has 3 pumpkins about the size of a small football. My concern is we are already getting into below 10 deg at night. Can I do something to keep my pumpkins alive before we get frost or should I give up on them, which I hate the thought of
Pumpkin 28 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you are going to have frosts, they will probably wipe the pumpkin out. Most times it is best to just pull these rogue germinations out when they germinate out of season. just let them grow and see what happens.
Asparagus 17 Apr, Wendy Strathearn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I will be digging up crowns from an elderly friend's garden. They have been growing, as in, multiplying, over the years and now too many in the bed. I'm guessing to lift them in late winter (subtropics), however, I am not sure. The lifted crowns will then be shared by other people, so, are there any good instructions for re planting the crowns, when etc, please? Thank you very much and also thank you for your monthly email for planting, I have told so many people about your list. Wendy Strathearn Gympie Permaculture
Asparagus 24 Apr, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do it late August. Have your soil well prepared with compost and manures. Plant the crowns and water each week. A really good watering the first time or before you plant them.
Asparagus 19 Apr, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Dig up late winter - mid August, break into required pieces and plant into soil with plenty of compost in the soil, Mix in some Rooster Booster from Bunnings or something similar and water regularly - 2-3 times a week. You may not have a big harvest the first year or so, depends on the size of the crown you plant.
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