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Marketmore cucumbers

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 22:20

I'm trying these for the first time too, just planted them out into what was a flower border, south facing. The soil is well banked up and I have put bamboo canes and pea/bean netting at about a 45 deg. angle against the fence. Each plant has an upturned plastic bottle (with the end cut off) next to it so that I can water the roots directly and effectively. The only time I've grown cukes before was 'Burpless Tasty Green' on my allotment and they were a bit disappointing, but that was quite a long time ago when I was pretty green myself!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 23:14

Was scraping the crud from around walls and paving of the patio today and feeling rather warm (sweat dripping into eyes) so on a whim put a thermometer on the kitchen windowsill - 38 deg. No wonder I was feeling a bit wobbly

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 23:42

I am wondering why there haven't been any lawsuits yet ( or are they ) keeping it quiet?

Nesting bees

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 23:39

I agree with you Wintersong, they won't be there all that long and we need all the bees we can get.

Climbing weed

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 23:36

I've found that if you put a cane in next to each plant, encourage it to twine around it and just as it's thinking about flowering zap it with glycosphate (ie roundup) then it will die. Of course if you've got a lot then you may have a forest of canes, but it really does work

ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 22:58

Be careful gardeningfantic - you will probably end up with a garden full of the stuff and it won't seem so lovely then, and because the seeds are so fluffy and fine they will float all over the place, hope you've got nice neighbours!!

what veg plant is this

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 22:39

I would say definitely not basil, agree it looks more brassica like, perhaps self seeded from previous spicy salad mix or such-like?

tomatoes-growbags or not growbags?

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 19:04

I've grown tomatoes in growbags, double growbags (ie, one on top of the other, cut through to give double the root depth,) and also out in the allotment. My best ever crop was 'Gardeners Delight' in single growbags BUT it was an exceptionally warm summer.Can't remember when it was, but within the last 20 years

ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:35

And if you're lucky you may get elephant hawk moths laying their eggs on it - beautiful!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 00:30

Extremely annoying day, was supposed to be raining all day so got talked into going for family walk this morning when all I wanted to do was to carry on with sorting out the back garden. Needless to say, no rain until time to start feeding everybody, grrrrr!

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