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Onion 09 Jun, Michael Pellerin (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I Live in Miramichi, NB Canada and looking to what growing zone I am in and what type of oignions grow better, short day, intermediate or long day , or what varieties are better for my zone Thank-you
Onion 17 Jun, Anonymous (Canada - Zone 4b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Go to the blue tab above and work out which zone you are. Pick what variety you want to grow.
Watermelon 08 Jun, Marlow (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I seem to have bottom rot on my watermelons. Two out of 3 are effected. I've read that it's because the soil is lacking calcium. I'll be getting a soil tester tomorrow to check the pH. What would be the best thing to add calcium to the soil? I just don't know if that would work or if I should start new seeds and plant in an area that already has the pH suitable for watermelons...
Watermelon 17 Jun, (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Probably too late now but use Epsom Salts - scatter some of this in your soil in future especially where you plant the seeds.
Watermelon 13 Jun, Sarah (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Maybe adding eggshells to the soil will help
Asparagus 05 Jun, Norelle Evans (Australia - tropical climate)
Hello, I’m from QLD Townsville and enquiring where I can source good green stock Asparagus from? and approx costing. Thanking you for your time and help Regards, Norelle Evans
Asparagus 15 Jun, Margaret (Australia - temperate climate)
The Seed Collection have them at a very reasonable price.
Asparagus 06 Jun, (Australia - tropical climate)
If you have a Bunnings store contact them about when they might have them and cost. Usually August and about $10+ per crown. Or try internet seed selling companies.
Asparagus 03 Jun, Mary Grace Dizon (Australia - tropical climate)
What is the best seed variety for tropical climate that’s hardy and disease tolerant?
Asparagus 06 Jun, (Australia - tropical climate)
You are better growing from crowns. Read other posting about buying crowns from Bunnings. If you want seeds go on the internet to Boondie Seeds and look at their varieties.
Tomato 03 Jun, Siva Sutendra (Canada - Zone 2b Sub-Arctic climate)
I live in Yellowknife, nwt, Canada. I have arctic tomato plants from seeding and grown to about 2 to 3 ft tall. When can I plant them in ground? What is the min temperature during night. Currently, the night temp is about 5c and daytime is 17c.. Thanks Siva
Tomato 13 Jun, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate climate)
The KILL temperature for tomatoes is 2c. If you expect your night time temperatures to be below 4c, I would cover the tomato plant with plastic, and remove the plastic in the morning. The plastic should not be touching the plant. You can cover the plant umbrella style or tent style (fully enclosed like a mini green house). If for some reason you expect to get a really bad cold snap, I would dig the plant up, taking as much soil as possible, you can place the root ball on a piece of plastic (tarp and wrap the root ball), or on burlap, or in a pot, or in a cardboard box... whatever, then move the plant into the shed/garage/on a covered porch close to the house and keep it there until the temps warm up again. The goal when temperatures drop is too keep the morning dew off the plant, and if possible provide warmth by placing it close to the house, or in a enclosed shed.
Tomato 06 Jun, (Canada - Zone 2b Sub-Arctic climate)
Plant out now by the planting guide here.
Choko/Chayote (also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton) 03 Jun, Jessy (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Grew my first ever choko this year starting with a whole choko in the ground. Got more than 200 chokos. I like the taste of choko after it started sprouting. So I ended up with a lot of sprouted choko seeds which I planted in the ground. (Only the seeds, no flesh attached to it). They are growing well and I am harvesting the growing tips from them already. If these plants from seeds alone grow big, will they produce chokos? Does the nutritional value of chokos change as they start sprouting? Thanks.
Burdock (also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)) 02 Jun, Carol (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Buy from "Strictly Medicinal Seeds"
Onion 02 Jun, Rick Nuffer (USA - Zone 7a climate)
do walla walla onions grow well in Utah?
Tomato 02 Jun, KATE (Australia - tropical climate)
Tomato seedlings get up to about 2 inches high, then just fall over and die. Spinach did the same. In tropical Darwin. Tried growing seedlings in trays first, plant them out only to loose them about a week later. Trying to Grow in a raised bed as no success into garden soil. Raised bed built mostly of potting mixtures with bags of compost and sand added. Lots of Dynamic lifter, turned over and left fallow for the wet season. Seedlings did the same death rate in the raised bed. What am I missing. Been here for 3 years and first season crops were really abundant. Now everything dies except for my Lime, Lemon and Guava Trees. Is it just to hot for Tomatoes and spinach now?
Tomato 06 Jun, Anonymous (Australia - tropical climate)
Tropical climate - plant tomato seeds May, transplant June and July. Your soil mix is very porous, it would dry out very quickly especially in hot Darwin. And with watering it would leach out the fertilisers. With your soil mix you probably needed to water 3-4 times a day. The wet season probably leached all the Dynamic Lifter out of the soil. Ok- potting mix has a lot of wood in it. Material like this grabs the nitrogen before the plant does. Compost would do the same if it is not completely broken down. Here is what I do, sub tropical, in the fallow season Nov to April, I dig/turn my soil over adding grass clippings, shrub trimming etc mulched with the mower. With normal rain it will keep this moist and help break down the grass etc. You can add a little D Lifter. By late April /early May after the wet season you should have some good friable soil (depends what the original soil was like). You could add some more compost if you like and maybe manures, about 3-4 (?)
Cucumber 02 Jun, Jesslyn (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I think I'm going to lose my cucumbers to mold. Is it too late to plant new?
Cucumber 06 Jun, Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
I'd try starting a packet of fresh cucumber seed in a domed container (to keep in moisture to speed germination) and soak the seeds the night before... Then you should be able to choose the biggest seedlings to up pot for a week or so and get them hardened off. You could still plant out the other small seedlings as well and with that many seedlings you may get the amount of cukes you were short on with the loss of your damaged plants. We lost plants due to deer eating them and had to do this... The heat of the summer was a challenge with tender transplants but we still had cucumbers in the end. Not as big, but smaller cukes are good for salads and pickles. I'd throw a packet in some water and get them in a container with drain holes and some good soil... get them going... they are pretty fast. Hope this helps! Best of luck!
Tomato 31 May, Iris Sullivan (USA - Zone 11b climate)
where to buy tomato seeds for tomato plants that can withstand 11b climate.
Tomato 19 Jun, susan pawley (USA - Zone 10b climate)
its really hot and humid in south east florida. too far inland for any sea breezes too. I had great luck with a variety bred by UofF for growing here called Floridade. Another one also bred for south fl climate is Talladega and Amelia. I havent grown them for a few years I think I got the seeds on line at rareseeds.com but not sure. Only getting back into gardening last winter as Ive been on hiatus due to illness.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 30 May, Bryon Ellison (Australia - tropical climate)
Where can I get kumara Wairaraka. Red with white flesh and very light central red streeks
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 31 May, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You would have a very slim chance of finding some in Australia.
Sweet Potato (also Kumara) 01 Jun, Bryon Ellison (Australia - tropical climate)
Does any one know what is a similar species in Australia?
Yacon (also Sunroot) 29 May, Lynn (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Where can I buy yacon root to grow if I live in Ontario Canada
Celery 28 May, Rokky (Australia - temperate climate)
Find it strange to plant out celery in November, December when celery is best grown in winter especially flavoursome when it’s hit by the frost
Celery 30 May, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm sub tropical Bundaberg and planted seeds in March last year. Too much chance of big rain and pests in Summer.
Celery 29 Jun, marco (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
hi i live on the gold coast Queensland .you can grow celery from the cut off base from the supermarket . i have 2 celery plants all year round .i am using my celery now in my cooking .adds a great taste .i trim as i go, leaving centre and old outer leaves on all the time .so plant now and leave in spot forever.
Sunflower 27 May, Harris, Joseph (Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Where can I buy perennial sunflowers in Quebec or Ontario (preferably Loddon Gold) My internet search, for now, has been unsuccessful - any help will be most appreciated.
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