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20 Nov 2014
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Q. Hi, I planted my passionfruit last year and it grew well. I got about eight passionfruit and they were a good size. I thought I would get more this coming year, however my vine leaves are yellow and the new growth sparse. I have fed with... More
20 Sep 2014
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Q. Hi, my lemon tree has plenty of lemons on it but no leaves. What could be causing this? Thanks, Amy A. Citrus are evergreen but do drop leaves, usually when they are stressed, too cold, have too much fertiliser, or not enough fertiliser, if... More
5 Apr 2017
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Q. I have given up trying to grow any sort of onion and also garlic, chives and leeks because they get covered in a little black aphid which completely destroys the plant. If I spray, they go away for a period of time but inevitably come back.... More
5 May 2017
3 recommendations
Q. Hi, I'm wondering if you could advise what vegetables would be suitable to grow from now through the winter time? We live in North Otago about 420m above sea level and so we normally do get snow fall once or twice a year that stays for a bit... More
27 Jun 2017
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Q. Hi, with kumara costing more to buy at the supermarket at the moment, I was wondering when the best time to plant it is and if you had any tips? Thanks. A. Kumara is a versatile vege and spring is the best time to plant it. Check at your... More


Recent garden questions

13 Jul 2017
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Q. Hello, last year something attacked my immature Golden Queen peaches. It left a hole in the fruit and the sap was outside the hole. What caused this and how can I stop it please? Kevin. A. That is a fruit worm caterpillar. It gets into the... More
27 Jun 2017
2 recommendations
Q. Hi, with kumara costing more to buy at the supermarket at the moment, I was wondering when the best time to plant it is and if you had any tips? Thanks. A. Kumara is a versatile vege and spring is the best time to plant it. Check at your... More
13 Jun 2017
3 recommendations
Q. Hi, when you buy garlic seed bulbs do you divide the bulbs up or do you plant whole bulb? Thanks, Olive. A. This is a great question. When planting garlic, you need to break up each bulb into cloves, it is these cloves which you plant not... More
18 May 2017
1 recommendation
Q. I grow kaffir lime trees in pots and changed the soil with potting mix a few months ago. Two of them have small fruit and the others don't. One has slight yellow leaves. Is it better to grow them in the ground rather than in pots? How do you... More
5 May 2017
3 recommendations
Q. Hi, I'm wondering if you could advise what vegetables would be suitable to grow from now through the winter time? We live in North Otago about 420m above sea level and so we normally do get snow fall once or twice a year that stays for a bit... More
5 Apr 2017
1 recommendation
Q. Hi there, can you throw some light on my beans, like, where are they? I have a very healthy row of scarlet runner bean plants scrambling over some bamboo stakes. They look fantastic but they have never flowered and consequently, there are no... More
5 Apr 2017
3 recommendations
Q. I have given up trying to grow any sort of onion and also garlic, chives and leeks because they get covered in a little black aphid which completely destroys the plant. If I spray, they go away for a period of time but inevitably come back.... More
23 Mar 2017
5 recommendations
Q. Hi Tui Team, what do I need to do to grow decent red onions? I just put in another lot as the last lot were small. Do you have any advice please? Thanks, Tina. A. The trick with onions is to plant them into a moist rich soil; and avoid... More
9 Mar 2017
2 recommendations
Q. I have four feijoas trees (two Kakariki, two of another type) in one area, but they are all early season varieties. I would like to extend my feijoa harvest, what variety should I go for? Also, how close does it need to be planted to the... More
22 Feb 2017
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Q. Hello, I am an amateur gardener and have a lemon tree that has lots of fruit but the leaves are covered in yellowish nodules and they are crumpling up. The fruit is flavoursome but the white of the skin is quite powdery while the outer skin... More

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