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The "Grow Your Own" Thread

b3h

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If you peg the trails in the ground they will take root and form another plant

Thanks. Well we have a raised bed like 2m x 2m and it's full of them. What I mean is we had the fruits off probably 2 months ago but the roots and leaves seem to have grown and grown since. Thought they would die off a bit by now
 

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Corgettes are baby marrows, or so the story goes.

Cucumbers are similar plants but completely different

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I've never tasted raw courgette. I just assumed they were the same because they look so similar.
 

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I'd encourage avoiding the "they all look the same to me" argument...

Many berries look exceptionally similar, yet some are poisonous.

I think courgettes and cucumbers are from the same "family". I'm not 100% though, and it isn't always obvious. Look at the arguments people have over tomatoes!
 

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Slice them into ribbons with a little salt and a drizzle of olive oil

Even better - dry griddle them and then marinate in olive oil, salt+pepper, red wine vinegar, mint and a touch of garlic. Great in 30 minutes or so, unbelievably good if you do the night beforehand.

Works an absolute treat with aubergines and peppers too.
 

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Tomatoes are going red. The joy!
\leeks are ripening. Perfect timing, as stews can be made now the weather is changing.
our sweetcorn turned out really well. darlo, wondering if you harvested yours too early?
peppers will be started getting eaten this week, as they're starting to look ready.
The cucumbers this year are the best ever!

Took down the raspberry canes, as they were in the way. Chopped down the sole sunflower and saved the heads for seeds for next year (hoping nothing happens to them like last year).
Planning on splitting some lilies into new pots over the weekend. That and pruning some hedges. Gotta get the moss out of the lawn too.

Edit - basil and thyme still going great guns. and loving fresh apples off the tree.
 

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Harvested (& eaten) some of the tomatoes - pumpkin is now approx 23 ins circumferance

God knows what I am going to do with all the chillies I have now as well
 

darlowolf64

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Well we potted some tomatoes and peppers over a month ago and put them into the greenhouse... Absolutely nothing showing in the 144 seed tray compartments. Pretty disappointed as we had a fantastic harvest last year
 

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I haven't sown anything yet mate, as my instinct is it is too cold. The soil needs to warm up. Debating whether to start this weekend, or next.
 

darlowolf64

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Well we have plenty more seeds so can restart.
We've finished the front garden though... after putting in the 2nd extra bit of drive, we've completely gravelled the front and