Questions tagged: vegetables

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colin
Answer: Dear Colin, Most vegetables and herbs will grow successfully in a soil with a pH of between 6.0 – 7.0. Lime will help raise the pH to an acc...
Answered: 09:29AM, 08 Jul 2010
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Nola
Answer: Dear Nola, Some vegie seeds we would recommend for you to sow at this time of year are:- Broad Beans, Peas, Onions, Spinach, Kohl Rabi, Snow Peas &...
Answered: 01:35PM, 13 Jul 2010
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martyn
Answer: Dear Martyn, Sunlight is important when growing vegetables and ideally you would need to grow them in a spot that receives about 6 hours of sunligh...
Answered: 09:10AM, 22 Jul 2010
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Andrew
Answer: Dear Andrew, It could be that your lettuce has bacterial leaf spot. This can happen when we have periods of cool wet weather during the winter mon...
Answered: 11:35AM, 23 Jul 2010
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Susanne
Answer: Dear Susanne, It could be that these tomatoes are only grown commercially and the seed is not available to the general public. You may be able to ...
Answered: 10:55AM, 26 Jul 2010
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adrienne
Answer: Dear Adrienne, You can sow your Kale seed summer through to early autumn. Hope you enjoy eating this nutritious vegetable.
Answered: 07:48AM, 28 Jul 2010
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Lyndall
Answer: Dear Lyndall, Basil grows really well in warmer months of year. It may be possible to keep a basil bush growing through the winter months if you c...
Answered: 01:00PM, 04 Aug 2010
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colin
Answer: Dear Colin, It would be best to prune off the excess shoots and allow the plant to grow one main stem. Apply plenty of organic matter in the early...
Answered: 02:51PM, 09 Aug 2010
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Jen
Answer: Dear Jen, Asparagus is suited to a mild, cool climate, The plants die off each autumn and are dormant in winter. The aerial stems or spears usual...
Answered: 08:35AM, 11 Aug 2010
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brett
Answer: Dear Brett, It would be best to pinch off those flowers and small fruit to give the tomato plant a chance to establish good strong root system so i...
Answered: 09:02AM, 12 Aug 2010
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narelle
Answer: Dear Narelle, You don’t mention the type of bugs you have in your vegetable garden. If you have caterpillars, we would suggest Nature’s...
Answered: 03:13PM, 12 Aug 2010
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cheryl
Answer: Dear Cheryl, There are a number of books on the market on companion planting that will suggest certain plants to repel insects in the home garden e...
Answered: 11:22AM, 16 Aug 2010
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Bric
Answer: Dear Bric, The information we have says that Siberian garlic prefers a rich free draining soil and grows best in both a cool and temperate climate....
Answered: 01:39PM, 18 Aug 2010
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Tidjun
Answer: Dear Tidjun, Buk Choy seed can be sown in spring and autumn. The milder temperature in these two seasons is ideal for growing Buk Choy. This vege...
Answered: 01:57PM, 19 Aug 2010
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bryan
Answer: Dear Bryan, Yates do have Buttercup pumpkin seeds in our range. You will find this seed on our seed stands in retail garden centres and also hardwa...
Answered: 04:50PM, 10 Sep 2010
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Nicole
Answer: Dear Nicole, You may need to improve the texture of your soil. Deep sandy soil or heavy soils with good structure will allow the roots to grow and ...
Answered: 02:43PM, 14 Sep 2010
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bob
Answer: Dear Bob, It could be a stress factor. Sweet corn grows well in light and heavy soils, but good drainage is essential. Prepare the area well by ad...
Answered: 01:29PM, 15 Sep 2010
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Trina
Answer: Dear Trina If you have caterpillars eating your herbs, there is a natural product that you can use to control them. It is called Nature’s Wa...
Answered: 02:17PM, 20 Sep 2010
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Steve
Answer: Dear Steve, You don’t mention what type of vegetables you have been growing. You appear to be doing the right thing by incorporating organic...
Answered: 03:23PM, 20 Sep 2010
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Kay
Answer: Dear Kay, The hollow stems could indicate insufficient nutrients and inadequate water while the plant was growing. The garden bed needs to be prepa...
Answered: 04:04PM, 24 Sep 2010
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Anita
Answer: Dear Anita, Potatoes are warm season plants and are susceptible to frost. In tropical areas that are free of frost, they can be grown all year rou...
Answered: 12:59PM, 27 Sep 2010
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Chris
Answer: Dear Chris, Would you be referring to the Tomatoberry. This tomato will grow to about 1.8M high and will need staking. It will grow naturally into...
Answered: 01:55PM, 27 Sep 2010
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Dianne
Answer: Dear Dianne, It is difficult to know whether this is a fungal problem, nutrient deficiency or perhaps mite damage. If you could give us a little...
Answered: 08:55AM, 29 Sep 2010
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zak
Answer: Dear Zak, No it is not a problem that your tomato seeds have germinated in 4 days. The environment in which you have been growing them must be id...
Answered: 02:46PM, 06 Oct 2010
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Elisha
Answer: Dear Elisha, I really don’t think you have done anything wrong – I just think the weather has been so unseasonal this year and you have...
Answered: 12:41PM, 19 Oct 2010
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Craig
Answer: Dear Craig, It does sound like the female flower has not been successfully pollinated. A female flower can appear fertilised when it not as the ov...
Answered: 03:35PM, 26 Nov 2010
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melissa
Answer: Dear Melissa, Raised garden beds are a great idea and can be made out of a number of materials. You don’t mention what your garden bed is ma...
Answered: 10:54AM, 10 Dec 2010
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meegan
Answer: Dear Meegan, It could be that your pumpkin has been infected with a virus called Mosaic virus. This disease is usually spread by aphids. There is ...
Answered: 03:50PM, 10 Dec 2010
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eric
Answer: Dear Eric, Your tomato plants appear very healthy. At this stage try fertilising with a product called Thrive Flower & Fruit Soluble fertilise...
Answered: 04:34PM, 10 Dec 2010
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glenn
Answer: Dear Glenn, The problem you have with your tomatoes is called blossom end rot. These symptoms indicate that the supply of the nutrient calcium is ...
Answered: 04:44PM, 10 Dec 2010