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by Elmigo
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 3530

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Primrose wrote:Will it hurt the cropping results if I snip off a few spreading leaves?

I don't think this will do any harm, I did the same with my cucumbers to let some more light through. I also cut off a lot of tomato leaves to allow sunlight to hit the ripening fruits!
by Elmigo
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 3530

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Elmigo, I think you could have squeezed a few more in there.....I can see bare soil at the end! Hehehe I could have done that. Maybe next year, or a great place for some kale during the winter season... Finally I have a cucumber doing well in the greenhouse at home. I thought they would love the tu...
by Elmigo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 3530

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

The first year using a greenhouse has been a very satisfying and succesful experiment so far! It has two varieties of cucumber, two varieties of melons and two watermelon plants on one side. The other side is all 8 different tomato plants. The sweet pointy peppers are outdoors as they seem better re...
by Elmigo
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 157
Views: 20961

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Looking great! Have you seen any flowers already? Mine are still waiting, probably due to the cool and rainy weather. Despite being in a greenhouse, the soil around it gets soaked.
by Elmigo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 3530

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

It's not just a knot look from one angle, it is a real knot.
Very bizarre!
by Elmigo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 3530

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Early Summer Knits and Knots :lol:
Accidentally tied up my carrot.

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by Elmigo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 3530

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Thanks for the gooseberry tips, I'll wait for as long as possible and also got nets over them to play it safe :mrgreen: We're just cooling down this week from four days of 28 to 32 at maximum. The greenhouse got up to 43 with both the window and door wide open. Some thunder passed and rain is expect...
by Elmigo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 181
Views: 3530

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Meanwhile a few things are doing well. These are old bushes, they were well established when we took on the plot in 2006 and are still very vigorous (slightly too vigorous to be honest!) When do you harvest those gooseberries for the sweetest taste and eating them raw? Mine are slowly turning red b...
by Elmigo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: What I learned about strawberries...
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: What I learned about strawberries...

Honestly, the Cherryberry is advertised as cherry red but the fruits don't look quite like the image on the label. They don't taste any less though, but the white strawberries (Pineberry) when fully ripe tastes sweeter than any other!
by Elmigo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: What I learned about strawberries...
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: What I learned about strawberries...

Yes I have them in my garden right now. Three special varieties: Pineberry, Framberry and Cherryberry
by Elmigo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 157
Views: 20961

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Never heard of problems with cross pollination between cucumber family members. If it's a problem I should notice because in the greenhouse there are 7 different varieties of Curcubitaceae happily growing on the same trellis/net. Currently this is what my kiwano looks like in the corner of the green...
by Elmigo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 193
Views: 5736

Re: End of Spring Bits and Bobs.

There they are, finally the little ones are showing!
:mrgreen:

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by Elmigo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: What I learned about strawberries...
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: What I learned about strawberries...

Oh for me the white ones definitely taste different and a lot more sweet even... How is this variety not grown as much commercially? Honestly they often look yellowish-white and don't look as tasty as the red ones, but the so called pineberry is very, very sweet!
by Elmigo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 157
Views: 20961

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

how it will ever be strong enough to bear the weight of any fruit They can crawl really well, just like (water)melons. Eventually the parts that bear fruit could be supported by a wire carrying a small net or something. Watermelons require the same kind of support. Mine looked VERY fragile as well,...
by Elmigo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 157
Views: 20961

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

The new messages reminded me to post another kiwano update! Almost forgot about it as I'm quite busy, but not too busy to take care of the plants (fortunately). In the meantime a lot has changed and they have been placed in the greenhouse as well as outside. The kiwano shoots go literally everywhere...

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