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Hi there, I was recently astounded to discover that tomatoes are a perennial plant, and can grow for many years in their natural habitat. I gather the issue is they don’t like the cold and tend to die in winter. It got me thinking, is it possible to over winter tomatoes in NZ, with garden netting to keep the frost off, or in a greenhouse perhaps?

  • Anne asked 2 weeks ago
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Could you tell me why my tomatoes are not going red and ripening

Thank you in anticipation

  • Margo asked 3 weeks ago
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Hello
My Rhubarb was looking great, but then suddenly some leaves started to go shiny (especially on the underside) and curl up, it now looks very sick. Now a similar thing has happened to the spinach nearby. The spinach leaves are thickened, mottled and discoloured.
Does anyone know what might be causing this and how to get rid of it?
Thanks

  • Julia W asked 4 weeks ago
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Hello, can you please tell me why many of my Chrystal Apple cucumbers are bitter this year. I have not had this problem before. Thanks.

  • Christine asked 1 month ago
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I am an avid Auckland (Howick) gardener, but cannot grow garlic successfully. I use shop bought Printatur bulbs, planted in June, have changed the sites. I prepared the site with composite and kept them weed free. I planted them root down, covered them with 2-3cm soil.

This year the plants grew strongly with relatively no disease, however when harvested they had no bulbs. They just looked like Spring Onions. Such a disappointment! I would greatly appreciate any ideas.

  • Barbara asked 2 months ago
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Hi there

I think my tomatoes have mosaic virus – I dont know what to do. Should I be removing all plants and getting rid of my soil? I have heard it lives in the soil for a long time.

  • Kelli Patterson asked 2 months ago
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Planted quality tomato plants (from Palmers) in large plastice containers with quality potting mix and hand full of sheep pellets. The leaves and now the fruit are curling inwards – the fruit on the Beefstake are little and insignificant. The leaves are not turning colour or falling off. They are placed on the north side on edge of our decking and get plenty of sun from midday onwards. I water them generously every other day. Very disappointed. There are 6 pots/plants. 2 other pots are placed on the ground – concrete below are the same. Other years I have had them in the ground and no problems. We do not have the garden space these days. What am I doing for this to have happened.

  • vivienne Harford asked 3 months ago
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Hi
Do you sell ginger to plant in the garden, please?
My nearest Palmers is in Bethlehem tauranga.
Thanks
Raewyn

  • Raewyn Wilson asked 3 months ago
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Hi, i am looking for windbreak type material to put around my garden, looking at mesh type material approx 1 meter in height and about 10 meters in length, do you have anything like this available in the Bethlehem store tauranga if I was to head out there? If so are you able to advise of prices and dimensions, thank you.

  • Haylee Milburn asked 4 months ago
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My grafted Sweet 100 tomato has been affected on it’s topmost part by last night’s frost, in Rotorua. Should I cut the affected part off, and hope it sends out side shoots, or leave it and hope for the best?
Diana

  • Diana McArthur asked 4 months ago
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Hi
My sorrellis going to seed. Will the plants continue to grow and can I harvest the seed when ready?

  • Steve Bradley asked 4 months ago
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I have tried growing rubber beans for a few years with little success. My garden is north facing well drained soil & I buy seedlings which always grow vigorously with plenty of leaves but very few flowers & hence very few beans. The plants get watered well & fed with liquid fertiliser. What am I doing wrong?

  • Sallie asked 4 months ago
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What Fertiliser should I use to feed Rhubarb? What is the best time of the year to Fertilise Rhubarb? Thanks, Kathy

  • Kathy Atkinson asked 5 months ago
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When (what date) it’s the best time to put the tomatoes outside? Auckland area
Thank you

  • Eva asked 5 months ago
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When can I buy kumara seeds and plant them ,

  • Bridget asked 5 months ago
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Hi, I planted a rhubarb last summer and everything I read said not to harvest the first years crop but to let it die back over winter to feed the root stock. I did this even though my plant was a triffid. It’s now spring and my plant us still quite large.should I cut it all back to allow for new growth or should I leave it.
Cheers TJ

  • Taman Farrell asked 5 months ago
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Some of my asparagus crowns which are 4 yr old plants which are about the size of a small saucer are rock hard , and the new shoots are unable to penetrate through, and if they do shoot around there outside of the crown they have brown scales.

What can I do

  • Dorothy Lennard asked 5 months ago
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please give advise on how to keep cats (next door neighbor) from my vegetable garden

  • FLeasi asked 5 months ago
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Hi
Am looking for seeds for Ridge Gourd also known as Luffa?
Can you help?
If yes price for a packet of seeds please?

  • Mike Chand asked 6 months ago
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