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Anybody know anything about cucamelons?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:42

Thanks Treehugger80 i'll do that.  First year with a greenhouse and i've a feeling it will be as full through the winter as it is now in summer.

Anybody know anything about cucamelons?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:19

Thanks Dovefromabove.  I've read through these and it looks like a lot of folk are having problems with them.  I think I'll try taking the growing tips out and see if that helps.  I've got two in the greenhouse and one outside.  The one outside is in full sun but isn't anywhere near as big and the ones indoors though.  

Anybody know anything about cucamelons?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:57

I am a novice gardener, this being my second year growing and my first year with a greenhouse.  I have successfully grown tomatoes and this year have grown my first cucumbers, all tickety boo there. I thought I'd try some cucamelon plants and although they have grown, flowered and little fruits formed, these are dropping off when you touch the plant.  I thought they might not have been pollinated as the flowers are very small and there are many more other flower for the bees to get to, but i'm not sure.  Can anyone give me more detailed instructions or help please?

Thinking ahead

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:04

Before I retired my garden was designed for low maintenance, but now i've retired I spend more time in there and need to make the flower beds bigger and the paved and gravel area smaller (plus I'm fed up of the gravel getting kicked all over the place)  I tend to buy plants I like and then wonder where i'm going to put them when I get home, so I will try not to be so impulsive and plan where a plant is going to grow before I actually buy it.  Also last year I was seduced by offers of plug plants and as a consequence had loads that I just couldn't use. Again next year I will be more selective. Fuscias, petunias, panies and petunias I will definitely buy again.  Tomatoes are going strong, both outdoor and in a plastic greenhouse, bell peppers are beginning to turn red and so are chillis but I only have two of these so will plant more again next year, but my green beans were eaten alive by slugs, despite my best efforts to stop them.  Will also be looking for a second hand greenhouse to overwinter and start seedings off to a good start.  Can't wait. 

Talkback: How to take summer cuttings

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 12:54

As a new gardener I found this article just the thing I needed.  Many sites and magazines seem to be for established gardeners and sometimes don't give the basic info.  How often do you water? from the bottom or the top?  I planted some seeds this year which came up and then died off again. Quite disheartening really but I'll keep trying.

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