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What is the difference between compost and garden mix, I need to fill a rose garden which I will add some vegetables to in places and I have read compost can be too strong for some plants to be directly planted into?

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Hi there,
I have been looking for an alternative to derris dust as I have tutu children and also not enough patience for continually re-applying the already nuisance derris dust. I came across a product called Dipel and was wondering if you stock it or know of anyone that might. I couldn’t find it on the mitre10 and bunnings websites.Also is there any chance of online shopping on your site?
Kind regards
Richard

  • Richard Tidbury asked 7 years ago
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The house we have moved into has a good sized vege patch but its completely full of oxalis. Is there a easy way to rid the patch apart from digging it out and replacing the soil??????

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Can you please tell me which is the best soaker hose to purchase? I have a split garden and need a good soaker hose for the vegetables and the ones i have got previously do not last very long, they tend to perish in the sun.

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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I have bought pea straw to mulch my vegetable garden ie strawberries and scarlet runner beans. Should I put it round the plants now or in the spring? I do not quite understand what pea straw is for. I thought it was to suppress weeds and to keep the plants warmer through the winter.

  • Palmers asked 8 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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heard you can grow potatoes in old tyres. Is there any special fert or soil you need and how many potatoe seeds would you put in one tyre?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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My clumps of chives develop an infestation of black aphid/bettle like creatures down near bottom of clump. Get this sometimes on the new leeks too. What can I treat them with please?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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I have a builtup vegetable garden growing garlic, lettuce dwarf beans, silverbeet and bootroot – I am having trouble with ants in a big way with masses of black aphids on the garlic leaves and lettuce leaves – which would be the best way of erradicating these. I have tried sprinkling granules of ant killer around the garden as I know these encourage aphids. Hoping you can help.

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I have picked up a large bag of coffee grounds from my coffee house and intend to use it in the garden, what would be the most beneficial use of this high nitrogen addition? I have something eating dwarf bean so could put some around that to keep slugs away or better used for some other vegetables growth?

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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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 5 years ago
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I have a patch of soil where i once grew my lettuces under cover but now want to grow all my seeds there for both vege and flower gardens but want to now how i can sterilise the ground to stop the weeds from growing

  • Palmers asked 8 years ago
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Campari Tomatoes: I have these in 80cm high containers (1 in each) they sit on white limestone chip. Will snails get to these? How tall will these grow, and I have a large stake in each container. Will these grow the same as a normal tomatoe ie beefsteak etc.? Or should they be espaliered? I am watering each day, and they are growing at the rate of 1cm per day.

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My silverbeet leaves are covered in a white powdery substance.It washes off quite easy.Are they safe to eat,also ,what would be causing this ?

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I have just recently planted kumara can you tell me how i am supposed to plant them.. upwards or lying downwards???

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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 7 years ago
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I have been getting into growing chillies from seed, and am enjoying it greatly, but was wondering what fertilizers you guys would recommend for 1) young seedlings and 2) flowering, and setting of fruit?

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Hi the tomatoes that I planted out some weeks ago the leaves have started to curl on the new growth, I have had this happen before last year. This year I have planted in a different location, both times in tomato potting mixture, last year in the normal garden, this year in large boxes. Can you tell me what is the cause of this.

Thank you

Stephanie Flegg

  • Stephanie Flegg asked 6 years ago
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How do i plant kumara?

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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 5 years ago
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