Questions tagged: vegetables

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Answer: Continuous dull cloudy weather or growing in less than full sun can cause this problem. Cut off the long shoots and the plants will stop climbing w...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 03:07PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Answer: Sweet corn requires warm soil for germination (above 13°C for standard sweet corn varieties and about 18°C for supersweet varieties). This means ai...
Answered: 03:10PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Answer: Beans need warm temperatures for good germination. Don’t be tempted to plant them too early. The seeds are capable of absorbing quite a lot of wate...
Answered: 03:11PM, 20 Oct 2009
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Peter
Answer: The pink colour is caused by strong sunlight and is ok to eat. to avoid this tie with string, or pin with kebab skewers, some of the leaves over t...
Answered: 07:55AM, 11 Nov 2009
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Jean
Answer: the problem you have sounds more like a bacterial or fungal problem. Nematodes cause the whole plant to wilt, even when the soil is moist, and you ...
Answered: 08:49AM, 11 Nov 2009
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janice
Answer: Dear Janice, You can use both of these products on your tomatoes and cucumbers. We could also recommend a couple of Yates products that you might a...
Answered: 11:06AM, 13 Nov 2009
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edward
Answer: this could be caused by sunburn on extremely hot days. keep the plants well fed and watered and keep up the seaweed tonic to help the plant handle ...
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Answered: 07:14AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Rob
Answer: it is always a good idea to rotate crops so that 1.pests and diseases such aren’t likely to build up in that spot and 2. so that specific nut...
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Answered: 07:37AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Margaret
Answer: this pink colouration is caused by strong sunlight and can be avoided by covering the curd with some of the upper leaves and pinning together to ke...
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Answered: 08:38AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Chantele
Answer: young seedlings seem to be the most vulnerable. make traps of either rolled up newspapers or empty pots stuffed with a sheet or 2 of newspaper wher...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:11AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Jodie
Answer: Hi Jodie, Dipel needs to be used after mixing with water. It will not keep once made up.
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Answered: 10:15AM, 17 Nov 2009
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Dan
Answer: Hi Dan, sounds like bean fly or aphids but these dont eat holes, they suck sap and leave a mottled appearance or wilted leaves. You may have some c...
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Answered: 08:30AM, 19 Nov 2009
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Judy
Answer: Hi Judy, try a few small tuna tins with soy sauce and a thin layer of oil on top as an excellent trap. Alternatively leave rolled up newspapers ar...
Category: Pests
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Answered: 12:28PM, 19 Nov 2009
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Helen
Answer: Hi Helen this could be blossom end rot where the fruit rots from the end backwards. It is caused by fluctuating soil moisture levels and possible ...
Category: Diseases
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Answered: 07:37AM, 02 Dec 2009
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Karen
Answer: Hi Karen, best option is to start with some organic soil mix from your landscape supplier and progressively build it up further with well rotted ma...
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Answered: 10:28AM, 03 Dec 2009
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Alison
Answer: Hi Alison, the culprit could be caterpillars, grasshoppers, possums or rats. Droppings around the plant might give you a clue.
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Answered: 06:46AM, 09 Dec 2009
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leanne
Answer: Dear Leanne, The only insecticide in the Yates range that is registered for control of grasshopper is Lebaycid Fruit Fly & Insect Killer. Ther...
Category: Pests
Answered: 02:32PM, 15 Dec 2009
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Amber
Answer: Hi Amber, there are quite a lot of suitable veges for you to sow at this time, your best friend while you are getting started is the Yates Garden G...
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Answered: 06:32AM, 16 Dec 2009
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Daniela
Answer: Hi Daniela, 2 feet of soil is too much to raise around established palms. I dont know how old/big your palms are, but if possible I would dig them...
Category: General
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Answered: 11:23AM, 11 Jan 2010
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Julie
Answer: Hi Julie, without at least some sort of detail of the symptoms, I cannot really answer this question. Most likely answer is damage from some insec...
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Answered: 07:40AM, 25 Jan 2010
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Answer: Hi Suzanne, cucumbers are picked and eaten when immature. Yellow cucumbers have been left too long and are over-ripe and will be bitter and inedib...
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Answered: 11:20AM, 27 Jan 2010
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Lyn
Answer: Hi Lyn, look at the back of the seed pack and see the “weeks to maturity” this will allow you to plan ahead although tomatoes will frui...
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Answered: 01:37PM, 10 Feb 2010
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brian
Answer: Brian, we can’t answer that without knowing what specific crop you are referring to – it is different for each crop. All packet seed ...
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Answered: 11:21AM, 11 Feb 2010
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Dermott
Answer: Hi Dermott, generally you mix your fertilisers composts and manures, gypsum and lime if needed, into the top 8 – 10 inches of the soil, or yo...
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Answered: 01:54PM, 16 Feb 2010
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JILL
Answer: you need to harvest before the flowers open. pick when unopened buds are just visble otherwise they get tougher and not too palatable once the flow...
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Answered: 02:00PM, 16 Feb 2010
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john
Answer: Hi John, it is normal for some of the older leaves to yellow off as the plant ages, but in a pot you will run out of nutrients much quicker and if...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
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Answered: 09:27AM, 17 Feb 2010
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Helen
Answer: Hi there, that type of pumkin seed isn’t available through Yates you may need to try some of the mail order companies like Eden seeds,greenha...
Category: General
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Answered: 08:30AM, 18 Feb 2010
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DENNIS
Answer: Dear Dennis, It is difficult to know what has caused the bitterness in the beetroot you have planted. Beetroot is best when grown quickly and give...
Answered: 10:12AM, 24 Feb 2010
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josiah
Answer: Dear Joaiah, Sweet potato prefer growing during the warmer months of the year and will be ready for harvesting 4 – 6 months after planting. I...
Answered: 03:46PM, 26 Feb 2010
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josiah
Answer: Dear Josiah, You can harvest your sweet potatoes about 4-5 months after planting out the cutting. You will know the crop is ready to harvest when ...
Answered: 02:19PM, 02 Mar 2010