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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Sad courgettes Reply with quote

Hi All

Last week I planted out two very healthy, vigorous courgette plants that had been languishing in a cold frame. Each had at least four large leaves and good root systems.

A day later however, the winds got them and the large outer leaves have withered away to sad floppy browning stalks. On the brighter side - it looks like new leaves are starting to emerge from the centre. See photos...

What should I do? Cut the dead leaves or leave them?



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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, cut off the dead leaves, they become a place for bacteria to set in.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keep them sheltered for a few more days, they were probably not hardened off sufficiently when you planted them out. What type of manure or compost was used as plants can be scorched by ammonia given off by fresh stable manure.
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