Pumpkins, pumpkins and more squahses

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ruffmesiter_69

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« on: August 07, 2007, 21:30 »
Hey there, just thought i would give an update on or pumpkin and squash patch. With this warm weather the plot seems to have raced away and now from 5 plants we have around 20 fruits which have set.



How are your doing? more fruits per plant? less? arw they rotting off, or have you even harvested a few yet.

Other new this week. More gladioli, runner and dwarf beans, too many courgettes to know what to do with and sweetcorn in flower.

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ruffmesiter_69

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 17:06 »
anyone growing pumpkins?

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David.

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 17:39 »
Quote from: "ruffmesiter_69"
anyone growing pumpkins?


Well I thought I was, as I usually have one each for the village primary school, the guides, the youth club disco and a couple for ourselves, but they are refusing to set this year.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007, 19:47 »
We've got three fruits now, they are about 6" diameter and still green. Never grown them before so quite pleased. We planted Spooktacular, because we liked the name!

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 20:00 »
I now have three butternut squashes formed on the plant I grew from a supermarket squash seed.  Never grown anything like it before, it looks like Audrey 2 crossed with a triffid. :shock:
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007, 09:06 »
heres mine theres about 15-20 fruits in there somewhere from 4 plants,
notice the leaves are turning up on a few plants,all i'm feeding them with is comfrey tea dont know realy whats happening,any ideas ?


feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2007, 09:58 »
Hi Shaun

I'm also feeding mine with comfrey however the same things happened to mine. the leaves have gone yellow and shrivelled. have laid off feeding to see if theres any improvement.
All the sites say that pumpkins need a good feed of nitrogen rich liquid. also remember a programme featuring twins who grew show pumpkins fed on comfrey, they didn't have any problems.

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2007, 10:05 »
strange isnt it mrs bucket,ive done the same thing ive just been giving them water for the past week or so.i just thought it was to early for them to start to die off

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WG.

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007, 10:22 »
Don't grow pumpkins but comfrey liquid is a better source of potash than it is nitrogen.

Try nettle tea, manure tea, dried blood or whatever chemical concoction you permit yourself  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 10:30 »
some of the plants look great its just this one in the pic they have all had the same treatment :?

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WG.

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007, 10:32 »
Perhaps that one has its roots in soil with less available nitrogen ???



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