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Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:17

How do you know if they're greenhouse ones or not?   Always been given then in the past and fsiled miserably. This year Thompson and Morgan (or similar) sent 2 mini plugs- I refuse to waste my time so t' other half is having ago in a pot outside. Ditto 2 courgette plants his boss gave us. Bloomin curbits!  

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:49

Lol, just wondered becase you're supposed to take them off cucumbers aren't you?   I'm such a dunce with veg!

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:36

Should I remove this male flowers?

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:31

Just checked and there are indeed a lot of male flowers and a dozen or so fruits. More budds but I'll stop worrying til i see what they are. 

Thanx both

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:12

First time. Growing a squash, 1 plsnt in a big pot and trained up canes and string like a nest.  Finally got round to nipping out the growing tips and realised just how many fruit are on there. Suspect i should thin them but what's the criteria? 


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:03

Found rust on my autumn planted garlic yesterday, first time growing it. When should I lift them? 1st time with onions too so same question, they don'thave rust... yet!

create meadow?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:40

I used a seed mix (very cheap on t'interweb) and sowed with N annual cornflower mix as a nursery crop but no yellow rattle came up so i'm growing some separately.  The rest has been a joy for the last 3 yrs 

I manage a neetle patch and never let them seed but you have to watch the roots, they run like crazy.

Borage self-seeds like a mad thing and will choke any moe delicate seedlings so pull up as much as you can and chop as much as you can before it seeds

Good luck!

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 05:44

I have a similar problem with a new Victoria, bit of blossom first year of planting but nothing last year or this, though it's growing well and seems healthy. I mulched with compost in Autumn, should I mulch again with some potash compost now or leave it till Autumn?

Like the festooning idea so will give that a go this weekend if I can work out how to anchor it!

Propagating vibernum bodnantense

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 09:05

Was tidying up my aunt's borders yesterday and guess what was lurking behind the shed - yup, in all it's fragrant glory.  So have a couple of layers on the go ????

Propagating vibernum bodnantense

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 20:41

Thanx all. Haven't got a parent plant myself so hardwood cuttings will suit me better. Wish me luck!

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