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tai haku



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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I've got the bulk of the squash out now. This year's growlist:

Moschata
Lofthouse
Marina di chioggia
Futsu Black
[span style="font-size:13.3333px;"]Autumn Crown[/span]

Maxima
Winter Sweet
Blue Ballet

Pepo
Zeppelin delicata
Lofthouse krookneck
Defender zucchini
Piccolo zucchini
Jack-be-little
Hooligan

I planned space for 16 plants in the 2 raised beds and planted sufficient for throwaways in case of poor germination/poor growth. Naturally everything has done wonderfully and I'm now finding spaces to hide squash plants about the place as I feel guilty about the waste! The small square of sweetcorn I put in has become a "two-sisters" bed and I'm making noises about how ornamental some varieties are with an eye on the ornamental borders.

I'm planning to interplant the squash in the main beds with tomatillos and borage. Not sure how that will go but it feels like it'll look interesting and attract bees. We'll see.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fantastic, we planted peas next to our corn to grow up them also peas fix nitrogan and corn need it  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

by way of update, we're tucking in....






one of the squash beds has gone nuts the other is full of slugs!


winter sweet is running rampant whilst hooligan has been surprisingly well behaved and the lofthouse moschatas are just now starting to really stretch their legs....


in the greenhouse curling through the peppers and toms watermelons are growing.....
lofthouse landrace x charleston gray


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful looking plants, making my mouth water just looking at them.
You''ve done well in no time at all, or so it seems to me.  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking selection  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are looking / tasting   great I bet


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