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Gourds, will the cold will be too much for them?


 
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Tobar
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Gourds, will the cold will be too much for them? Reply with quote

Has anybody any experience on growing Gourds in Ireland?

I have grown a packet of mixed Gourds that I bought in Lidl last year, and the seedlings are becoming quite large now.

I'm afraid if I divide them up, & put them out in the garden, that the cold will be too much for them.

Does anybody have any advice, as I'd really like to have the decorative fruits in the garden this year, as they look great Smile

Also, should I start feeding them?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sory for the question Tobar but what are these? Are they like pumpkins.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never grew them myself Tobar. But most will safely grow between the zones 4-9. You will be even safer if you live on the outer areas of Ireland close enough to the warming sea. Hopefully all our frosts have passed, but you should still gradually move your plants from indoors to out.
Frost zone information for the different parts of Ireland located here Zones.

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look at this link, it explains all:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gourd
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Tobar. They seem similar to pumpkins and I had no problems growing them. A bit like cucumbers and marrows as well.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, just don't want to put them out & have them go the same way as my Garden Peas last month, they all shrivelled & vanished within a week or two Embarassed
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