Polytunnel

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  1. Jul 14, 2018 #61

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    Maybe a daft question ... but these ere pickling cucumbers I’m growing , how do you know when they need to be picked .
    These two are beginning to go from dark green to a light green /yellow . Is this the point a I pick and pickle ?


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  2. Jul 14, 2018 #62

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    Yeah I reckon they're ready!
     
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    Nice one Clint


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    First gherkins pickled tonight.
    1 jar done and a load more to come !
    I could get used to this good life !


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  5. Jul 19, 2018 #65

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    IMG-20180719-WA0001.jpg IMG-20180719-WA0000.jpg pleased with this! First home grown melon from the poly tunnel..I knew it was ripe as the tunnel was filled with the aroma! Got around another 10 in varying states of ripeness...
     
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    That's really well done mate. It's hard for people to appreciate how tricky that is to grow.

    Defo this summer we have had helps but a good amount of skill and dedication is also required.

    Great growing


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    Crikey...I put it down to sh1t...and lots of it...
    Joking aside I'm very much learning....I counted nearly 40 cucumbers on the vines tonight..most a foot long! I'm giving loads away...intend to pickle a lot.
    Oh..and thanks!
     
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    Nice melons mate ! Fruit looks good too


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    Weyhey! Sent to the RHS dingdong at Tatton park today too...all veged out drinky time!
     
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    Yeah but you know good soil, drainage and the right care all add to it. And you gotta learn somehow. And there are plenty of failures along the way.

    I only now feel like I can grow cucumbers reliably these days. So tricky to get had by spider mite and losing a whole plant. Or no flowers get pollinated.


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    I put 3 or 4 cucs in...they got to around 5ft high but cover an area easily 8x8 ft with fruits on the path in my tunnel...as for tomatoes...I haven't done such a good job of trimming the shoots out...got most of them..like day of the triffids....
     
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    IMG_20180809_144636.jpg been busy picking....eggs I traded..
     
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    I missed about 50% of my French beans as they all came ready while we were away on hols. All that hot weather and regular watering by my sprinkler system push them on somewhat.

    I managed to rescue quite allot and Blanche and freeze them thankfully before they all went over.

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    You've been busy picking eggs???:?: Where did you pick them from, an eggplant?
     
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    Clint, were you an experienced grower before you started this plot? I’m massively impressed and would love to get into this sort of thing. I’m severely space constrained so I picked up this book recently which has some cool ideas for using containers and raised beds and careful scheduling so you can maximise what can be grown in a small space.
     

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    I've just eaten a meal including homegrown French beans and sweetcorn. Deeeeeeelicious, especially the sweetcorn.
     
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    Yeah my sweet corn has come ready since we’ve been back and we had the first few cobs a few days ago and they are really good this year. Again all this hot sunny weather has led to a bumper top quality crop.


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    My sweetcorn doesn't make it through the back door.
     
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    Ajhutch...I've done a bit over the years but only small scale greenhouse with the usual stuff.. toms, cues and chillies.
    I've done a bit of reading up,bought a load of manure and been lucky. I'm not over crazy about lots of digging and weeding as it upsets my wonky back but between us me and the Mrs get it done.
     
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    Myqul....yes you are correct. I could sell you a plant for £324.69....plus P&P of £10.99.
    I got the eggs trading produce....lettuce for eggs...
     

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