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Talkback: Growing courgettes

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 16:13

If the small courgettes fall off instead of developing it is because they have not been fertilized.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:32

I apologise, Alan.  I often give the same advice about removing small figs late in the Autumn I get in a muddle about how many people I have said it to!!


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:23

Wait!!  Golf ball size.  We are in August, these may ripen.  Give them time.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:38

Alan, did I not answer this question for you recently?

MRweeds has just said the same thing that I said.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 14:37

They will come loose from the soil when they are ready as the roots die back.  You can of course use them in the kitchen now, but I'm sure you're doing that already.

If any have bolted - put up a flower spike - use those first, they will not store.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 01:10

If they are broken you can hang the whole plant up (it will be upside-down, but no matter) and the tomatoes will ripen.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:23

Bittersweet to me too.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 16:04

It is usual to wait until the first frost has collapsed the foliage.  Maybe that was what you meant.  I usually remove most of the soil from the tuber, make sure they are labelled and the stems cut down and and leave them upside down for a little while to dry out a bit before I store them somewhere cool but frost-free.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:37

Deadly nightshade is quite different.  Not at all common and confined to chalk soils. And a shrubby plant, not a twiner.  And it has black berries; I think the one pictured will have green (already in the photo) ripening to red/orange berries.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 14:24

Looked like that to me too.  In other words a weed.  Woody Nightshade.

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