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Suppose to be salad but..

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:59

I think you should have harvested the leaves weeks ago.

 

Sorry, but the fault lies with you not the seed company. You have allowed them to grow too large.

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:55

Sorry KEF you are putting the cart before the horse.  There is always a baby courgette before pollination if it is a female flower.  The male flowers obviously have no courgette behind the flower.

Poor pollination is always a problem at the start of the season until the males and females plus pollinating insects get in sync.  If it is a good summer you will be giving courgettes to anybody that doesn't run away fast enough when they see you coming bearing a carrier bag.

Anyone for courgette and chocolate cake?

courgette

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:47

I concur with Dove.  The fruit haven't been pollinated so they fall off.  This usually happens early in the season.  By the end of the season you will be getting more courgettes than you can deal with.

What is eating my redcurrants?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:44

Blackbirds for sure.  You have to be very careful with netting and leave no gaps.  It's light very, very early in the morning; they have hours in which to prospect the gaps in your defences.

Straw for mulching

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 01:33

We bought ours from our greengrocer.  Ask, he may know someone.  Also look at the small ads in your local paper.  Or look in Yellow Pages.

Kids,dogs and gardens

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 01:26

Time flies and she will be off to college or round the world in no time. You'll miss her!

Shallots or not

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:55

Just because they are on sale in April it doesn't mean it is the ideal time.  I concur with Dave.

perpetual spinach tall and flowering

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:53

Why would you want to do that?

If you are determined, let the seeds mature and the foliage die down then separate the seeds out and make sure they are fully dry (or they will go mouldy) before you store them. 

Shallots or not

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:54

And plant them much earlier next year.

Stinking Fungus

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:02

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