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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
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
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 May 2017
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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
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


Recent garden questions

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
8 Feb 2017
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Q. Hi, can you tell me why my limes keep dropping off my tree. I get lots of flowers and most of them start to form little limes and then suddenly fall off. I water every second day and also feed it. It is growing in a large pot. Your help... More
25 Jan 2017
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Q. Hi, I got a lemon tree a few months ago. It's leaves are curling and dull. I've given it citrus food and haven't notice a change. What do you recommend? Thanks, April. A. Citrus leaves will curl when temperatures are cold or in extreme heat... More
11 Jan 2017
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Q. Hi, my strawberry plant leaves are browning and dying off. I planted them in strawberry mix, added strawberry food and water them often. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Jo.  A. It seems like you have done all the right things to start off... More

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