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Worms

Posted: Yesterday at 17:47

Worms tend to come to the surface at night particularly after a rain shower......or that is when I notice them anyway

Pumpkins and butter nut squash.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:21

Harrers..........yes, they are simple to grow from seed.  I have 12 or 14 decent size fruit from 3 plants.  I removed between 15 and 20 smaller fruits a couple of weeks ago  as they wouldn't have grown sufficiently to ripen and cure.

I would think I could probably have improved on the harvest but I was late planting out due to lack of space on my new allotment and the ground wasn't as well prepared as it should have been.  The variety I grew were "Waltham" ....I haven't tried any of the newer varieties.

I'm unsure of the reasoning behind grafted Squash plants ........presumably an improved harvest ? 

Talkback: Saving calendula seed

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:01

Katkin...........if only life was that simple

from pot to garden

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:05

Verdun

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:03

Aha..........The Return of Miss Marple..........  Devious thinking Dove

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:58

Oops.....posts crossed sjp

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:56

My mistake........I had just assumed the OP was growing the same variety as previously grown.  But I agree ...........they would need to be really very bad before I could dismiss them as inedible

Pumpkins and butter nut squash.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:51

I have only grown Butternut Squash from seed.  Mine are still ripening on the vine and I would expect to harvest them next month.  Anything other than full size fruits will not grow to size and ripen at this time of year and I wouldn't waste feed on them.  The plants will be killed by winter frosts if they haven't naturally died off before then

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:44

I would imagine probably a duff or mis labelled packet of seeds.  Take some photos of the offending fruits and contact the seed supplier. 

Abbreviations

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:50

BTDT...........?

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Abbreviations

What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Camellias

Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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Chelsea...........now and then

How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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