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Help with melons neede please

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 16:41

Thanks sotongeoff think they maight work better than bras as i dont know what cup size melons will get to. At the moment plants are in largish pots with 3 canes around and plants growing up.

Help with melons neede please

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 09:30

Have tried growing melons for the first time, but really dont know how to support them.They are in the greenhouse in pots at the mo. Have had several suggestions but they are too rude to repeat. Mum did suggets to using my old bras, nows there a thought. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talkback: Wet weather on the veg plot

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 09:20

Its been so wet i havent been able to get to allotment. I have raised beds as it helps the back with not having to dig so much. Last time i was there the weeds were beautiful but as for the veg.......... one minute the radishes weren't ready the next the next they had gone to seed. Have had a few strawberries and the rhubard has been great but everything else is either slow to grow or rotting. Onions were really good and waitng for a dry day to lift the garlic.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 09:15

Back to the grey clouds and rain is forecast. Its getting boring now could we have some other type of weather now and i dont mean snow!!

What is your kind of garden?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 19:00

I love plants so try to have a bit of everything. More cottage garden than anything else. Can always find room for one more plant. I have an allotment for all the veg and was lucky enough to get a greenhouse last year, which is full of tomatoes, cucumbers,chillies and hopefully melons. I have a small wildlife pond which keeps the cats amused with all the frogs in it. At the friont of the house we have quite a large drive and as we only have a small car it is now getting covered in large pots with all sorts of bits and pieces planted in them. Ideally i would like a small holding well i can dream.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 18:47

Beautiful day today. Sunny Worthing living up to its name. Still washing all the gear the husband and the daughter took camping and hosing down tents, air beds, chairs etc. Never see so much mud. On the plus side went out to lunch and could sit outside and eat tapas. Hoping tomorrow will be as good but i doubt it

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 11:35

P.S. the husband and daughter have given up on festival and come home. When they arrived on thurs they had to be towed in to the carpark!!!!  and towed out again this morning. Camp site was on a flood plain. How daft.I've never seen so much mud so its down to the laundrette to get everything dry.

Courgette Help

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 11:02

Courgettes really need to be outside, a friend of mine new to gardening planted 25 her first year of growing . She ended up looking a bit like a courgette she had eaten so many. Have grown cucumbers in the greenhouse, they are a small kind, lunchbox cucumber i think they were called. They taste like cucumbers should absolutely delicious.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:58

No rain yet but we still have the rest of the day to go. Wont be going to St Marys garden nothing worse than dragging around in the rain so going to the pib for lunch instead. Only at the end of the road. Husband and daughter are at music festival and as of yesterday they were knee deep in mud, he'd gone without his wellies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant help but think i had the better idea of staying at home.


Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:53

I finally dug up the last about 6 weeks ago and they were so nice. I currenrtly have the onoins all drying off in the greenhouse, my cat Grendle is fast asleep on top of them. He's not the brightest of cats and im sure the bed is a bit lumpy. Planning to dig uo garlic fairly soon just waiting for a fine day. Do you remember them?

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