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by loopie
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Which Cucumber?
Replies: 17
Views: 3540

Re: Which Cucumber?

I vote for telegraph cucumbers, never had a bitter one, some of the other ones I tried it was like Russian roulette.
by loopie
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Butternut Squash Germination
Replies: 12
Views: 3232

Re: Butternut Squash Germination

I managed to get everyone of mine to germinate this year by putting a sandwich bag over the plant pot, then placed on a dish and on top of the boiler. Remove as soon as you see them though and keep on a window sill or greenhouse. I agree with them needing lots of space and a hot year to develop, als...
by loopie
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Sweetcorn loner
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Sweetcorn loner

Re Tough sweetcorn, I agree with the thumb nail test, it's exactly what I do, also when the corn is ready and if you have too many cobs ready at once, I put them all in the freezer, they always come out sweet and tender. Re growing them from seed, I used to have problems, but now I nearly have 100% ...
by loopie
Tue May 12, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Peach Leaf Curl
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: Peach Leaf Curl

I've tried sprays with little luck, but what has worked this year is putting a plastic covering over the peach tree, I've now had only a few red leaves.
by loopie
Tue May 12, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Lack of bees
Replies: 42
Views: 6309

Re: Lack of bees

I've noticed a lack of bees as well, I'm thinking of growing some extra flowers around the beds and also maybe a bee nesting box thing.
by loopie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Cucumber Advice needed and Marketmore mystery!
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Re: Cucumber Advice needed and Marketmore mystery!

Telegraph improved always provide me with long, smooth cucumbers without a bitter taste. I had no luck with marketmore myself!
by loopie
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Ferline Blight Resistant tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 6540

Re: Ferline Blight Resistant tomatoes

I did an initial trial of Ferline, and got blight as well!, so much for Blight resistance, best option is to grow in a greenhouse.
by loopie
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: butternut squash
Replies: 9
Views: 2748

I love butternut squash but the last couple of years failed to develop before the frosts, so this year I planted early and dug a large pit with manure in and my 3 plants have gone crazy and I have lots of developing fruit. How long will they store for when ripe? Also do I need to leave in the sun li...

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