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16/06/2013 at 16:53

My courgette and cucumber seedlings have got muddled up and I am blaming the cat! Is there any way of telling the difference? I have planted 3 in the green house and 2 outside to hedge my bets. All have buds on but no flowers yet. Any suggestions?

16/06/2013 at 18:24

The courgette will grow a lot bigger and faster. The first "false" leaves on a courgette will be twice the size of those on a cucumber. The cucumber will show signs of wanting to grow vertically.

16/06/2013 at 20:42

Also, the courgette will start showing flowers from near the centre but cucumbers will flower later and along the long stem that should appear.

17/06/2013 at 21:51

It is a wait and see game then. All plants are looking healthy so hopefully it will remain that way and I'll be patient. Thanks to both of you for your tips.

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