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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:21

Celebrating Andys win, Archie.?

JeysFluid

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 16:59

A good soaking with a hosepipe should shift most things. If your dog uses one particular corner, then a bucket of water a day , at the end of the day, would keep the smell down.

Marketmore 76 cucumber - need to pollinate?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 16:33

Michael, what variety are you growing. ?


There are a lot of F1 all female varieties, but marketmore is open pollinated and has both male and female flowers.

Marketmore 76 cucumber - need to pollinate?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 12:45

Marketmore is a ridge cucumber, often  grown outside. It needs to be pollinated. Do not remove male flowers. The fruits are not as long as supermarket cucumbers and are fatter, so remove them to use as soon as they stop swelling, before they turn yellow.

Aloe Vera Stem Too Long

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 11:50

Put it in a deeper pot of gritty compost and bury it up to the first two leaves. They do tend to sprawl.

Tomato leaves brown patches

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 15:22

Yes, it could be botrytis.  The damp weather we have had won't help.  Pick off any infected leaves. Make sure air circulation is good.

F1 male courgette flowers

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:59

No, F1 all female cucumber occasionally throw up a male which should be removed.


F1 Courgettes  Patriot are bred to cope with the British climate..

Am I growing and tending to weeds?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:41

Looks like a brassica of some sort,possibly Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) the beetles will like it. Whether it is a weed or not is up to you. If you like it there it's not.

F1 male courgette flowers

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:32

No you need the male flowers to pollinate the female flowers , otherwise you will not get adequate pollination and the fruit will usually drop off.

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