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Why is it that year after year my tomatoes rot on the vine before they are ripe?

  • Selina asked 2 years ago
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Every year I have grown very good potatoes,however last year they had good strng tops,there were numerous potatoes but they were only the siz.e of marbles.The crop were grown in the same
ground that had been used in previos years Can you give me some advice

  • D.Jennings asked 3 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 1 year ago
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What could be the tiny black like crawlers bug on fancy lettuce be. To me looks like like aphids. What could I treat with without to much harm for eating.

  • Gayle Nairn asked 5 months ago
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What’s the best time of the year to plant Lupins for sorting the nitrogen in the soil?
Wanting to plant November

  • James asked 5 months ago
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We have green moss growing in our hot house soil , what is the best way to get rid of it please. Also plastic sides
is going green on the out side, do we just clean that with a brush and hose off. Thanks Margaret.

  • Margaret Smith asked 6 months ago
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Can i plant garlic bulbs now? As for preparation,i have put in garden lime ( several weeks now and turned them over so it is all nicely mixed as the soil is little clay which I wanted to break down. Have also added blood and bone and general garden fertilizer as well as rooster booster some weeks ago.Thanks very much

  • Rameshwar Dutt asked 7 months ago
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Are these seeds avaiable in New Zealand, and if so how can I access them.

Many Thanks

Mary Heberley

  • Mary Heberley asked 7 months ago
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Hi, I have saved some seed from the delicious king sweetie peppers and thought I might try and grow some……which is the best way and time to do this. Thanks….

  • Judy asked 7 months ago
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Re. your recent email – it says to fill the pots with a good quality potting mix and then says to choose a substrate that holds moisture and drains well. Does that mean to add a layer over the potting mix or is it still referring to the potting mix itself?

  • carol o'shea asked 8 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 years ago
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I have had a good crop of Summer Delight Potatoes with seed purchased from Palmers but when cut in half they have a light brown ring around the inside and a Jelly like /clear strip down the middle. Some cook up ok others will not soften and remain hard. What is the cause of this please.

  • Judy Cooper asked 8 months ago
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I live in Rotorua. What vegetables could I plant in my outdoor garden now for winter?

  • Craig Morley asked 8 months ago
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  • RENNY ROBERTSON asked 9 months ago
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I have got clubroot in my garden can you tell me what to do to get rid of it?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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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 9 months ago
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Could you tell me why my tomatoes are not going red and ripening

Thank you in anticipation

  • Margo asked 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months ago
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