Which vegetable or fruit have you tried to grow unsuccessfully even after repeated attempts? For me it's Capsicum, I just seem to have an eternal battle against snails and slugs who just love to eat my Capsicum seedlings.
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I did try to grow radishes once and like you I didn't have any success. I did it for my kids so they could see fast results as they were young and I wanted to get them interested in gardening. We don't eat them so I never bothered with them again.
I think they need a sunny position, rich organic soil and nitrogen- based fertiliser (green grass clippings are good for this) until they start to flower, then replace with a carbon-based fertiliser (compostable food scraps are ideal).
Oh dear, not good news for me then. I live in a humid, salty environment and am growing pumpkin for the first time. So far I have one female flower that has been fertilised and it's now a golf ball-sized green fruit. Wish me luck!
I've never tried to grow ginger and don't know anything about it. Does the women live in your area? Could be a climate or soil thing.
Sorry to hear about your battle with Basil. I tried to grow it one year but snails and slugs kept eating the seedlings. There are so many of them around here that it's futile growing anything they like to eat. I know Basil likes to grow in the sun.
I'm growing Celery for the first time at the moment. I've heard it can be a challenge to grow it though. So far 've just little seedlings so it's hard to tell how it's going to go. Glad you're having success with other veg though, it's so rewarding.
Tomatoes are my favorite too :)
Corn needs to be grown from a certain kind of seed that has been coated in a special powder... I have a friend who grows it very successfully, I'll ask him and get back to you.
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Thank you, Merry Christmas to you too!
I've never tried growing artichokes as we don't eat them, so I can't offer you any advice, but I hope you'll find success with them some day.