Wrinkly carrot

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Posted: 12/08/2012 at 08:51

Thanks for that Zoomer I will try it and see what happens.

Tiny plants.

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 08:47

I kept this cucumber as a spare in case my main plants died.

It has sat on the balcony and with no water etc and I just noticed it is flowering.

It is 12 cm high so if it does friut they will be bigger than the plant.

has anyone else had this where tiny plants friut ?


A pic for you to see my marketmore 76.




Posted: 11/08/2012 at 18:12

Is it possible to cut a cucumber in half and leave the top half on the plant to continue growing while you consue the other half.

I find I am throwing away 75% off my crop as I cannot eat it quick enough.

I do not have time for fancy pickling etc as I come in water my pots then slob.

all my plants are grown in  pots or troughs 2 floors up on a small balcony.

Any help welcome



Posted: 15/07/2012 at 12:34

I grow in pots and troughs I wish to reuse the compost as I only use some for a few weeks. I grow peas and  change the compost to plant the next batch. I rotate 5 troughs  planting every 3 weeks and harvesting then replanting so I have a continuous supply off peas. I wish to save the compost to use  with my other plants can I do this or is it a bad thing to do. I will not use compost for same plant groups.

Talkback: Growing cucumbers

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 12:22

Muddy mare U use tom feed is it better for plants in pots ? I am using miracle gro and I have just eaten my first cucumber grown on my balcony. I am growing marketmore 76

My main plant is covered in flowers with about 6 cucumbers in various sizes, my back up plants are just coming in to flower about 50 cm high.

I did hear tom feed was better Can any1 say if it is ?

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 11:48

I live in Belgium in a app 2 floors up. My balcony is 1 x 4.5 mtrs and south facing.

I have Mini bell and Gardeners delight in fruit and Moneymaker and Sungold in flower.

These are grown in pots dia 25 cm by 27 cm high. old cut flower pots from a local supermarket. I tried to plant early in a propagator but all 3 plantings failed as I could get them to germinate but they just went so leggy then died. In the end I just planted 2 seeds in each pot and covered with a plastic bag and put them on the balcony. Topping up water from the tray under the pot so it sat in a small amount off water. now I have some nice plants. My cucumbers grew well like this 2.

I have started to feed them a tomato feed bi weekly so lets hope I get lots off fruit.

If anybody has any advice about growing in pots then plz do give it. I have always gardened on the land this is my first yr growing in pots troughs etc.

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