Questions tagged: vegetables

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Marlena
Answer: Dear Marlena, I think it would be easier for you if you could retain that slope to prevent soil erosion. You can then backfill with a good quality ...
Answered: 10:33AM, 03 Mar 2010
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Jan
Answer: Dear Jan, Without more information of how the soil was prepared prior to planting and subsequent feeding once the plants started to grow, it is dif...
Answered: 02:37PM, 10 Mar 2010
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Ross
Answer: Dear Ross, To grow vegetables successfully you would need to have a sunny, protected spot with at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. If this is n...
Answered: 02:47PM, 19 Mar 2010
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Peter
Answer: Dear Peter It does sound like nematodes attack. Yates no longer have a product available to control this pest. The best way to control this pest ...
Answered: 02:00PM, 07 Apr 2010
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helen
Answer: Hi Helen, not sure what your question to Yates is, we dont actually sell kits or supply plans for raised vegie beds. Best bet would be to search f...
Category: General
Tags: vegetables
Answered: 11:31AM, 08 Apr 2010
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Catherine
Answer: Hi There, It normally takes three to four months for most carrots to mature and be ready to eat.Its a good idea to have a look at one before you p...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: vegetables
Answered: 01:19PM, 08 Apr 2010
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jeannette
Answer: Dear Jeannette, Could you please re-send your email as your question is unclear. Thank you
Answered: 09:18AM, 09 Apr 2010
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cathy
Answer: Dear Cathy, The pest in question is likely to be the larvae of a caterpillar that has curled over the leaf. An excellent product to use, to contr...
Answered: 03:50PM, 14 Apr 2010
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Cameron
Answer: Dear Cameron, Yates have a great selection of seeds ready to be planted out now to give you lots of delicious vegies for the upcoming months. Some...
Answered: 01:34PM, 16 Apr 2010
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michael
Answer: Dear Michael, Before purchasing the timber for your vegetable garden, it would be a good idea to check with the supplier if, and what it has been t...
Answered: 10:32AM, 20 Apr 2010
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John
Answer: Dear John, When attempting to grow such a large crop of sweet corn, you will need to contact a commercial grower for this amount of seed. You shou...
Answered: 12:27PM, 20 Apr 2010
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Carolyn
Answer: Dear Carolyn, Unless you have large numbers of ants in your garden beds there could be other reasons, other than the ants,as to why your seeds ha...
Answered: 02:13PM, 22 Apr 2010
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franci...
Answer: Hi Francis, you shouldn’t need to support these plants. If they are getting full sun they should be sturdy enough. Sometimes weak stems can ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: vegetables
Answered: 08:52AM, 28 Apr 2010
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Dianne
Answer: Dear Dianne, Uneven watering can cause tomatoes to split. Periods when the weather is hot and dry followed by days of rain can cause the skin to s...
Answered: 11:49AM, 29 Apr 2010
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Linda
Answer: Dear Linda, It does sound like it is a pollination problem. Initially, there are always more male flowers compared to female flowers. Once the pol...
Answered: 10:31AM, 30 Apr 2010
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Eunice
Answer: Dear Eunice, The best time to grow tomatoes is early spring to early summer when the weather is warm. Tomatoes prefer plenty of sun and be planted...
Answered: 10:30AM, 10 May 2010
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Jenny
Answer: Hi there, Your pumpkins will be ready to pick when the stalk of the pumpkin has died off.
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: vegetables
Answered: 01:23PM, 18 May 2010
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Marvic
Answer: Dear Marvic, You can plant different varieties of tomatoes together. Tomatoes have both male and female flowers on the one plant and are self polli...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 10:47AM, 25 May 2010
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Stuart
Answer: Dear Stuart, It does take about 6 – 8 weeks for sulphur to act during summer and perhaps double this time in cooler months. Vegetables grow w...
Answered: 11:24AM, 27 May 2010
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ALEXANDRA
Answer: Dear Alexandra, Yates do have the variety of zucchini called ‘Blackjack’. You will be able to purchase a packet of this seed from all ...
Answered: 03:14PM, 27 May 2010
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Gavin
Answer: Dear Gavin, Beetroot is adaptable to all climatic zones but plants may bolt (run to seed) if sown out of season. In tropical areas, beetroot can b...
Answered: 02:39PM, 31 May 2010
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Peter
Answer: Dear Peter, The Yates Garden Guide is an excellent book which gives full details of how and when to grow vegetables. In the vegetable section Page...
Answered: 02:49PM, 31 May 2010
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Jeanette
Answer: Dear Jeanette, I am assuming you are creating a ‘no dig garden’ for your vegetable garden as you are asking what to use for a base. If ...
Answered: 01:00PM, 01 Jun 2010
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keith
Answer: Dear Keith, Zucchini is a warm season vegetable and requires a suitable temperature for this plant to flower and set fruit. You would need to keep...
Answered: 12:46PM, 07 Jun 2010
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colin
Answer: Dear Colin, If the sweetcorn plant is establishing well, it is better to leave it as it is because you will probably do more harm than good by remo...
Answered: 11:03AM, 08 Jun 2010
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Marvic
Answer: Dear Marvic, You can continue to give regular applications of Thrive Soluble All Purpose Plant Food every 10 – 14 days. This will enable your...
Answered: 11:16AM, 10 Jun 2010
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colin
Answer: You will need to stake your beans just to keep them strong, they do like some support. If you are in an area that gets bad frosts then some protect...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: vegetables
Answered: 01:26PM, 18 Jun 2010
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Joan
Answer: Hi Joan, Without knowing more about your growing conditions its hard to see what is going on here.Depending on the variety it does take a little wh...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: vegetables
Answered: 01:36PM, 18 Jun 2010
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matthew
Answer: Dear Matthew, The amount of water a tomato plant should receive will depend on climate and the growing conditions. Even though your tomato plants w...
Answered: 11:10AM, 30 Jun 2010
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paul
Answer: Dear Paul, There will be no problem in eating the pods and all – just a little extra roughage.
Answered: 11:06AM, 02 Jul 2010