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Pumpkin ponderings - will they ripen? What's wrong with the leaves? (etc)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 12:36

Two or three pumpkins per plant is the most I'd expect from this type as the pumpkins are quite large.  


If you want to grow pumpkins/winter squash for eating, have a look at these - I think you'll find they grow to more reasonable proportions and have a better flavour than the bigger 'pumpkins' which tend to have been developed to grow to impressive sizes, sometimes losing their culinary qualities along the way.


http://www.realseeds.co.uk/wintersquash.html 


Pumpkin ponderings - will they ripen? What's wrong with the leaves? (etc)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 12:29

Absolutely agree Obelixx - good point   Stop the stems two leaves beyond the pumpkins 

Pumpkin ponderings - will they ripen? What's wrong with the leaves? (etc)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 11:54

Pumpkin looks fine to me - plenty of time for them to ripen between now and the first frosts - patience is the most important thing in gardening. The leaves of squashes always go a bit manky around now - mine are worse than yours, but the plants are still performing.  Don't Panic!


And I wouldn't treat any plant I'm going to eat with anything - a bit of mildew is almost unavoidable, particularly in a dry season like this one.  Give the plants plenty of water - take the end of the hose and put it by the roots and turn it on gently for 20 minutes once or twice a week, rather than watering little and often.  


I'd be perfectly happy with those plants 

Signs that Autumn is upon us

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 11:44


Arum italicum fruits 

Last edited: 01 September 2016 11:46:12

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 11:39

Enjoy Houghton BL - haven't been there since we went with a dear friend to see this fabulous exhibition http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22431714  .  Sadly it was the last time we saw dear Carol - very soon afterwards she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and passed away shortly after that    Count your blessings folks ... 


Hosta ... I know what  'spare hostas' are ... even you have some ... sometimes ... they're the ones you give to us and to Wonky 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:28
raisingirl says:

Okey doke. I'll put the kettle on.....


See original post

Yay!  I can see you're going to fit in 


I'm just popping up to the farm shop and the garden centre - can I pick anything up for anyone?  Just throw me your bank cards with PIN numbers on the back in chinagraph pencil 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:15

Raisingirl - while you're here - if you've got any ir*ning needs doing, LilyP has got her ir*n out, just lob it over in her direction ... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:13

Raisingirl  about time you popped in here!  I have coffee - black and strong, no sugar 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:12

Hurrah!  Bushman's found us ((hugs)) but you're looking in the wrong place if you're looking for normality 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 09:10

Oh Bushman ((hugs))  we've moved to the September thread - hope you find us - probably won't find any normality there tho' 

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