Questions tagged: herbs

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Answer: When growing herbs in pots ensure that they are planted in a good quality Yates Potting mix which contains a slow realease fertiliser. Regular appl...
Answered: 01:14PM, 23 Oct 2009
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Irene
Answer: lack of nitrogen is the likely cause, use a soluble fertiliser such as Thrive or Aquasol regularly for a quick greening and apply either Acticote o...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: yellow, herbs
Answered: 10:14AM, 04 Nov 2009
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gwenda
Answer: Ocimum tenuiflorum (Holy Basil)can be bought by mail order from Pleasance Herbs: http://www.pleasanceherbs.com.au/ Ocimum americanum (Lemon/Lime B...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 07:30AM, 11 Nov 2009
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Warren
Answer: Tomatoes are an annual crop that produces fruit once only. Ditto for most leafy or fruiting vegetable crops and some herbs. Some veges, such as eg...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 08:53AM, 16 Nov 2009
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Sandra
Answer: Hi Sandra, none of the herbs in our range are antagonistic to each other. There is a wealth of info on the internet about companion planting and l...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 08:58AM, 19 Nov 2009
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Louise
Answer: Hi Louise, with the exception of dill and watercress you dont need to do anything, you can even eat the flowers. Dill is an annual herb so it prett...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 09:08AM, 19 Nov 2009
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Sarah
Answer: Hi Sarah, even the most hardy of plants have a dryness limit, especially when growing in small pots and even moreso if they are terracotta or concr...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 01:09PM, 19 Nov 2009
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Carolyn
Answer: Dear Carolyn, You will need to use a good quality potting mix such as Yates Professional Potting Mix. This potting mix contains a slow release fer...
Answered: 02:27PM, 08 Dec 2009
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tina
Answer: Dear Tina When growing herbs, you will need to have a place in your garden where the soil has been improved with organic matter, where the soil is ...
Answered: 11:05AM, 20 Jan 2010
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Alan
Answer: You may wish to try Yates Natures Way Insect and Mite Killer Natrasoap. This product is soap based and coats the insect causing it to suffocate and...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:38PM, 25 Mar 2010
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Rosemary
Answer: Dear Rosemary, You can harvest your rocket leaf by leaf. Keep your plant healthy by fertilising with a soluble fertiliser and it will continue to ...
Answered: 10:02AM, 04 Nov 2010
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Kevin
Answer: Dear Kevin, I cannot give you a withholding period for Confidor when the product is sprayed onto rocket. This product does not have registration f...
Answered: 03:54PM, 22 Nov 2010
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Carol
Answer: Most herbs are compatible to grow together however there are a couple it is best to keep separate. Mint grows very quickly and can invade a herb g...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 12:52PM, 12 Jul 2011
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Daniel
Answer: Hi Daniel, The majority of herbs prefer a sunny position in the garden, very few will tolerate shade. You can happily grow more than one herb vari...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 05:27PM, 18 Nov 2010
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Tom
Answer: Hi Tom, Oregano can be sprayed with Pest oil to control the aphids. More than one application may be required to control the outbreak. The coriande...
Category: Pests
Tags: herbs
Answered: 03:57PM, 01 Aug 2011
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Kathryn
Answer: Hi Kathryn, Herbs such as parsley and coriander can go to seed quickly and therefore frequent cutting is required even if you do not need the herbs...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: herbs
Answered: 09:45AM, 21 Nov 2011
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Marie
Answer: Hi Marie, It sounds like caterpillars are feeding on your herbs if the leaves have been eaten and there are holes in them. An effective product to ...
Answered: 09:49AM, 10 Jan 2012
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Kath
Answer: Hi Kath, Yellowing of leaves on your rocket plant could indicate a nutrient deficiency. Pyrethrum is a natural insecticide which is used to control...
Answered: 10:54AM, 12 Jan 2012
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Lorelle
Answer: Hi Lorelle, Confidor is not registered for use on herbs and I would not recommend that you apply it to your herbs. Nature’s Way Insect and M...
Category: Products
Tags: herbs
Answered: 11:48AM, 16 Jan 2012
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melissa
Answer: Hi Melissa, Nature’s Way Insect and Mite Killer which contains natrasoap is effective against a range of insects including mites, aphids, thr...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 09:44AM, 20 Feb 2012
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francesca
Answer: Hi Francesca, Confidor is only registered for the plants suggested on the label which have been tested for a safe with-holding period. Natrasoap ,n...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 07:40AM, 24 Feb 2012
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lynda
Answer: Hi Lynda, Yates has a number of the varieties of herbs which you wish to grow in our range of seeds. Rosemary, we do not have in our range of seed...
Answered: 10:08AM, 17 Jul 2012
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Rebecca
Answer: Hui Rebecca, You have a great choice of herbs and vegetables that can be sown at this time of year in your area. You might like to try:- Herbs &...
Answered: 02:28PM, 30 Jul 2012
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graham
Answer: Hi Graham, Herbs grow best when they are harvested or cut frequently. They will not go to seed or become bitter. Fertilise and water regularly and...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 02:16PM, 26 Sep 2012
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Answer: Hi Christine, White flies seem to be a problem at the moment but you should be able to treat them by using a product called natures way insect and ...
Category: Pests
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Answered: 09:48AM, 07 Dec 2012
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Michele
Answer: Hi There Michele, You need only apply Confidor to the plants that are mentioned on the label so you would need to look for an alternative. If your ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 10:51AM, 22 Mar 2013
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Alison
Answer: Growing plants which are normally in the ground in the air can cause a lot of problems. Pots, especially hanging pots are prone to getting hot and ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: herbs
Answered: 11:19AM, 25 Mar 2015
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Mel
Answer: Frosts can be devastating to a garden although plants do have strategies to survive frost. You don’t need to be too concerned about your deci...
Answered: 09:30AM, 07 Apr 2015
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HELEN
Answer: Hi Helen You can cut back Lemon Verbena hard. They tend to get a bit on the leggy side, so prune for the shape you want to achieve or for the space...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 12:32PM, 26 Aug 2015
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Ellie
Answer: Hi there Ellie, There are a few varieties you can try. I think this may be a case of trial and error for many species, but if you can maximise ligh...
Answered: 03:17PM, 05 Jan 2016