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Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding) 11 May, Diane (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Is Amaranth perennial in Cleveland, Ohio/
Rhubarb 05 May, Amathonn (USA - Zone 9a climate)
My Month by Month Florida Gardening book says you can grow rhubarb year-round in north Florida and August to October in central and south Florida. I’m guessing shade cloth would be in order for the latter two the rest of the year. I never cared much for it growing up in Iowa but I think I’ll give it a try at my little hobby farm near Arcadia, Fl just for the challenge of it.
Rhubarb 06 Jun, Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
If you can plant them either in big pots or in dappled sun/part shade it may be helpful but I don't think shade cloth would help as much as drip irrigation may. Best of luck!
Rhubarb 06 May, Anonymous (Australia - tropical climate)
The plants probably need more regular watering than shade cloth. Heavy shade cloth will reduce the available sunlight. By this guide not a lot of opportunity to grow it in zones 6a or 6b. I have absolutely no idea what your weather is like - I live in Australia.
Brussels sprouts 03 May, kathy (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I planted my brussel sprouts in the fall and they haven't produced any brussel sprouts, only stalk and leaves. They are still in the ground. I used 8-8-8 fertilizer. Do I need to use a different fertilizer?
Brussels sprouts 05 May, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Gardenate advises plant in SEPT. They need cool or cold weather for best results.
Parsnip 02 May, Glenn T Terrebonne (USA - Zone 9b climate)
We can grow parsnips thru the hot summer if we plant now in may
Tomato 29 Apr, (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Any tips for growing tomatoes during the summer in zone 10b USA?
Tomato 09 May, LouElla Chevalier (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Use shade covers. I set 4x4's . 8' high. 40% white shade cloth. Prune bottom leaves to insure plenty of air flow. You can get a higher shade cloth, for your zone, I would get a 50% white shade cloth. I only use mine for late May, June, July and August. I take them down when I see the temps go below 95 deg. I also mulch to retain water. I do not water the leaves, only at soild level and in early mornings. During the hottest months, I water daily.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 28 Apr, (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Some maps say im zone 6a others say I'm in 6b so I'm not sure my exact zone but it's definitely 6. I bought this variety to plant as a cover crop with plans to leave it to grow until winter kills it. When is the best time for me to plant it? I would prefer it to get super big before bolting for all the reasons they are used as a cover crop. My absolute preference would be it grew huge and long then freeze without many bolting.
Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) 02 May, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look in the monthly calendar guide at the top of the page. Give it plenty of fert especially Nitrogen.
Watermelon 26 Apr, Noelle (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Spacing for vertical watermelon growing? I have a 2x4 bed and planted watermelon on opposite ends on one side (Sugar Baby variety) and one on the center on the opposite side (Crimson) with the goal of having them grow vertically. I only expected three plants total but planted more seeds since these were older seeds. I now have eight watermelon plants that are growing beautifully. I don't want to thin, but I'm sure it's necessary. Any advice on spacing for vertical growth? I've read all sorts of different suggestions online.
Garlic 25 Apr, Penny (USA - Zone 5b climate)
How do I grow California softneck garlic in zone 5B, to be PLANTED in the spring?
Garlic 26 Apr, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The guide says Sept - Oct planting - if that isn't your Spring then it won't grow.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 25 Apr, Susan Peterson (USA - Zone 5b climate)
Your site, and Geri Harrington's book, describe Asparagus pea/winged bean as low growing. But the catalogs and seed packages I have seen speak of it as growing up poles or a trellis. Also Geri Harrington's book ( Grow your own Chinese Vegetables) says it is not so tender as other beans and can be planted somewhat early, before last frost, whereas other sources say to wait until after last frost. I have seed packets for several kinds, red flowered and blue/purple flowered. Can you resolve these issues for me?
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean) 26 Apr, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You could experiment with a few of the seeds of each variety and note which are successful.
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 23 Apr, Chris (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Why can’t bush beans be planted near sunflowers?
Beans - dwarf (also French beans, Bush beans) 26 Apr, Anonymous (USA - Zone 5b climate)
The flowers would shade the beans too much.
Asparagus 19 Apr, Dawn (USA - Zone 10a climate)
When you buy crowns does only one shoot grow from one crown? It looks like from pictures that there is more shoots coming up if your planting them 8 to 12 inches apart? Since we live in central coastal California is it best to go to a nursery in town for buying the two year old crowns?
Asparagus 21 Apr, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
The crown will produce many spears. As it grows it produces more and more over the years. Plant 2' apart. Buy 1 or 2 year crowns.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 19 Apr, Darin (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Popped mine in poor soil about 3 inches deep in Nov (I read they don't like rich, amended soil). Haven't seen anything yet. Maybe sunchokes in zone 10b is a problem?
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) 21 Apr, Anonymous (USA - Zone 10b climate)
The planting guide here says they won't grow in your zone.
Sunflower 14 Apr, Marjorie (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I’m planting mammoth sunflower in zone 9b (FL). I started the seeds in containers and moved them to the ground. For some flowers, I dug holes and filled with garden soil. For others, I planted in the ground, which is sandy. Those seem to be doing okay, too. They get sun from sunrise to sundown. Would you plant them in sandy soil?
Sunflower 19 Apr, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Sandy soils just require more watering and fertilising.
Strawberry Plants 09 Apr, Debra Samaha (USA - Zone 9b climate)
What type of strawberries should I plant in zone 9b? Should I plant them in ground or in those special pots? And what type of soil? Thank you for your time.
Strawberry Plants 13 Apr, Anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
If you have the time to look after them in pots otherwise in the ground. Just good rich loose soil. Check what varieties grow in your area.
Yacon (also Sunroot) 07 Apr, Nouk (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Where do I find an yacon plant in my area
Yacon (also Sunroot) 16 Apr, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate climate)
https://www.cultivariable.com/catalog/yacon/yacon-varieties/ (Note from Gardenate : they have sold out for 2022)
Sunflower 05 Apr, Stella Vance (USA - Zone 7a climate)
When is the best time to plant sunflowers or any flowers from seed?
Sunflower 10 Apr, Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate climate)
Most seeds have what is know as a "germination" temperature -- this ensures that seeds do not germinate in the middle of winter. Here are some basic germination temperatures in F ==> Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) 70 Wax Begonia (Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum) 70-75 , Annual Aster (Callistephus chinensis) 70 , Vinca (Cathranthus roseus) 70-75 , Cockscomb (Cleosia spp.) 70-75 , Bachelor's Button (Centaurea cyanus) 65-70 , Cosmos (Cosmos spp.) 70 , Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) 75 , Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) 70 , Sunflower* (Helianthus annuus) 70 , Strawflower (Helichrysum bracteatum) 70-75 . Furthermore the germination temperature needs to be sustained -- so for example if the temperature hit 70f for a couple of hours in the middle of the day and the reset of the time the temperature is 40f ==> germination will probably not occur. Sustained temperatures is how the seed KNOWS it is spring/summer -- when you start your seeds indoors, you are tricking the plant into thinking it is spring and the temps are good and it is a good time to germinate (the seedling will not freeze to death). The average flower temps are around 70f for germination. Herbs tend to require much higher germination temps and that is why many people have difficulty growing them from seed -- Rosemary being one of the worst: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) 80-90 °F (27-32 °C). If you plant your seeds before OPTIMAL germination temperatures are present, you do risk rotting the seed if the ground is very wet... but for the most part, the seed will just lay dormant until all of its germination conditions are met- then it will germinate.
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