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I have often read that pumpkins and potatoes should not be planted near each other, and I’ve always followed that advice.

As they are not closely related , I suppose common diseases etc are not the problem. Is it simply a question of competition for soil nutrients and/or root-space the soil?

The reason I ask this now is that I have just found (in the Northland spring) tiny bits of potato sprouting in the compost I’ve been using for planting out butternut pumpkin seedlings. Is it sufficient to remove the sprouting potatoes (to rule out competition) or is there something more “sinister” that may be lurking there that I should be aware of, and which might cause trouble for the pumpkins?

With grateful thanks for any light anyone can shed.

  • DaviTupinikiwi asked 3 years ago
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My potatoes have got the blight. Spraying them has not helped. Can I perhaps cut them back to save them?

  • Dale Spurdle asked 3 years ago
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I have 2 campari tomato plants which I have planted into huge containers that sit on limestone chip, will this be ok? Do I take out the little shoots that appear at the bottom of the leaf by the stem. I am a newbie gardener, so any help on how to grow these appreciated.

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How do I know when my garlic is ready?

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how do u know when your sweet corn is ready to be picked?

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How do I ensure my leeks are predominantly white not green.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Having planted out my seedlings – Broccoli & Cauliflower – they have been systematically stripped of their leaves and destroyed. There are no visible insects or grubs, can you please help.

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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Hello,

I am wondering do you have Asparagus spears for planting a new patch in the garden? We have a Tractor tyre that we want to start planting Asparagus in.

Barbara Miller

  • Barbara Miller asked 4 years ago
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Hi there
Do you have Ganynura procumbens in stock? my nearest Palmer garden centre is Botany

  • Bernard Gomes asked 3 years ago
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I’m not sure how much lime to use on my vegetable garden and if the use of lime is detrimental to any of the vegetable variety.
I would appreciate youe advice. -Regards Patrick

  • PATRICK asked 2 years ago
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Do you have asparagus crowns in store?

  • Annette Messenger asked 1 year 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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Do you have any potato tom plants

  • Renée Taylor asked 6 years ago
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Planted silverbeet last summer and the three plants seem to still be producing, do I leave them in or plant more for this summer harvesting?

  • Palmers asked 6 years ago
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My freshly planted runner beans are being eat by something??? I’ve used snail bait and tried durris dust but the leaves are still been eaten by a pest I can not see. What do you think it could be?

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I recently dug up a crop of potatoes which I had grown in containers and although healthy spuds, there were not many of them. Any answers as to why this could have been. Do I need to fertilize etc.

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I have 3/4 filled my vege garden with topsoil and added a small amount of lime and thrown in yates orgamic dynamic lifter pallets. I am unsure of whether to top of the last 1/4 with a garden mix or compost, you thoughts please

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Hi,

We are looking for Gynura Procumbens. Do you have it in stock?

Our closest store is Bethlehem.

Thanks,
Ying

  • ying asked 5 years ago
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CAN YOU TRIM ALL THE LOWER LEAVES ETC OFF POTATOES WHILE GROWING

  • PAUL RATCLIFFE asked 4 years ago
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Hi, I am a school teacher. I have a vegetable plot available for me and my class to use 300cm x 135cm.

I asked the class what they wanted to grow and they decided on the following groupings:
1. potatoes
2. onions & garlic
3. lettuce & rhubarb
4. herbs, ginger, chilli & perilla
5. grapes
6. gooseberries (not sure what they are but the kids are adamant at growing them?)
7. brusselsprouts and broccoli

I personally want to try growing some soy beans (edamame).

My question is …

Realistically speaking, is it possible to have such a variety in the garden? It’s a huge space – but I’m not a gardner, and I’ve done some research with the kids to identify some problems, like: ginger needs to grow in a pot away from other plants because it ‘goes all over the place’ according to one kid.

Second question: does Palmers stock these plants/crops to grow? I know some are common, but I’m not sure about grapes and perilla, gooseberries etc.

Cheers

  • Mr Mo asked 3 years ago
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