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Club root is in parts of our garden. I’ve read many websites, all suggesting there’s no short fix, taking 7-20 years for soil to be ‘renewed’. We have stopped growing brassicas in affected areas of the garden. Do you have any suggestions to improve the affected soil?

With thanks
Teresa

  • Teresa Anderson asked 2 days ago
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Do you have asparagus crowns in store?

  • Annette Messenger asked 1 month ago
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I’m an experienced vegetable gardener & usually can grow anything well. However I’ve hit a brick wall trying to grow snow or snap peas! I’ve tri d seed & seedlings with same result.
They’re in a sunny spot against a fence, with netting support, should they ever get high enough!
I dug in some well rotted mature compost underneath, cover with netting to protect against birds, just in case they are the culprits. But I cannot get peas to grow beyond about 6″ high. My last effort is with Organic seedlings, which after a month are smaller than when I planted them. They look sickly, sort of shrivelled….Grrrrr.
Any ideas?

  • Barb Elvey asked 2 months ago
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What can I do to stop rust on my silver beet plants?

  • George Hayden asked 2 months ago
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I have 2 raised bed with the same garden mix in them. I have Broccoflower in one and Broccoli in the other. Planted at the same time fron pun nets purchased from Palmers. The Broccoli is growing normal size but the Broccaflower is more than twice the height. About a metre. My question is why and will The Broccaflower eventually produce anything worth harvesting? If it is not going to produce anything worth while I need to remove them and replant.
Many thanks
Pat

  • Pat asked 2 months ago
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How to get rid of rust on spring onions and similar

  • Gary asked 2 months ago
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Why is it that year after year my tomatoes rot on the vine before they are ripe?

  • Selina asked 3 months ago
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I have trouble these bugs, mainly on my runner beans.
I have tried using diatomeous earth sprayed every 4 days but this doesn’t stop the problems.
Do you have any suggestions to control them?
Steve Holroyd , Tokoroa

  • Stephen Holroyd asked 3 months ago
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Hi Guys,
Neil here from Thames. I’m having probs of obtaining the right kind of spray of dealing insect eating my Cabbages etc. I have been using YATES bug oil but it doesn’t appear to be doing anything. What should I use?? cheers. Neil.

  • Neil Warne asked 4 months ago
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Which months of the year are there likely to be little or no presence of aphids and white butterfly’s around New Plymouth?

  • Alistair Morine asked 4 months ago
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Am a complete newbee to Vege gardening, have bed ready, but what is recommened for planing now ? keen on growing Kale is this ok now ?

  • Dave asked 4 months ago
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Both the silver beat and spinach I grow has developed a brown colouring on the leaves that looks like rust. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

  • Deane Walford asked 4 months ago
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Hi there – did you know there’s currently a competition open to schools, enviro’ groups and ag clubs to win $500 towards creating or developing an edible garden. It’s run by not-for-profit organisation Soil, Food & Society. Here’s the link: https://www.soilfoodsociety.online/edible-garden-competition. Is this something you could put into your newsletters? Thank you : )

  • Lisa Carruthers asked 5 months ago
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On the shortest day last winter I planted several sprouting garlic cloves – some in pots and some around the edge of a vegetable plot. In early January when the tops had dried off I harvested them and was disappointed to find they had not grown into a proper corm, dust one small bulb resembling a spring onion. Can you please explain why this has happened and how I can rectify it.

  • Jan Robertson asked 5 months ago
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  • Chris Townsend asked 5 months ago
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We grew stunning looking corn this year but it was not sweet tasting. How do we increase the sugar content?

  • Kirstie asked 5 months ago
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Could you please tell me when its the right time to harvest pumpkin and how best to store for future use?

  • Francie Clegg asked 5 months ago
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I will have a few pumpkins growing on my vines during the next few months. How can I tell when they are ready to harvest?

  • Graham asked 6 months ago
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  • Yvonne Standing asked 6 months ago
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