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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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.
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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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
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:
2. onions & garlic
3. lettuce & rhubarb
4. herbs, ginger, chilli & perilla
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.
- Mr Mo asked 3 years ago
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