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Post by 4kidsnocash » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:13 pm
How are your courgettes doing Luke? I know this is an old post but I've been scouring the older posts and saw this. I started growing various veg about 3 years ago, and the humble courgette is by far the easiest to grow, and as you say very productive. I'm currently munching through this years crops of tomato's, strawberries, lettuce (obviously) cauliflower and of course courgette's; I still have cucumber, (black) chilli peppers, red cabbage and leeks to look forward to. Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, my plot measures about 5 feet by 25 feet.
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:44 am
4kidsnocash I am so jealous at the size of your plot!

It has not been a great year for my courgettes. too much rain and not enough sunshine, but still producing enough for my needs even then! God I love them, as you say, so easy to grow.
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Post by 4kidsnocash » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:28 pm
The size of my "plot" is basically double what my back garden border was. I would love to get my hands on an allotment though, I could grow so much more.
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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:33 pm
We've had the best crop of strawberries ever this year - they've finished now though.
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:38 pm
I would kill for an allotment but waiting list is huge in my area.
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Post by 4kidsnocash » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:18 pm
It is here too, the real shocker is I dislike gardening.
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:20 pm
Haha so do I!!!
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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:27 pm
I hate gardening - I just love to sit in there with a drink or two!
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:28 pm
Jan that is my kind of 'gardening' lol
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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:40 pm
Too right!
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:19 am
How did people do this year?

What with the poor summer, wet weather and previous mild winter the slug population explosion did for all but one of my 12 plants. I used so much slug repellant and put out slug traps (margarine tubs full of booze) but to no avail.

I put out 12 margarine tubs with beer dregs in and on the first night I swear there must have been over 60 caught.
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Post by Foggy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:58 pm
60 were caught, Luke, but hundreds drove off in the other direction .......
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Post by lukeofyorkshire » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:06 am
Sadly they did Foggy and took my courgette plants with em!

Would have a greenhouse but one I had years ago was destroyed by local yobs as were the ones neighbours bought [:(]
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