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davidh
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: courgettes Reply with quote

My courgettes are flying in the greenhouse - doing great. when is a good time to plant courgettes outside ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My courgettes are already fine big plants too....I'm now putting them outdoors during the day, to accustom them to real life, and just popping them back into the glasshouse at night. I'm thinking I'll plant them out in May.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: courgettes Reply with quote

Me too, everything comes in at night.

I have so many butternut squash plants though that I have put some in a raised bed and covered it with clear plastic. I know its too early but if they grow I will have a crop early and I have plenty more plants if they fail. Worth a try as its been so hot this month.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I've made a raised drill with plenty of compost within which is ready for the courgettes. I think May is a good time to plant out. We should be fairly sure of being frost-free by then. The drill isn't far from a hedge which I hope will shelter them from the wind.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone !
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying courgettes in the greenhouse...I've heard everything now:)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inishindie wrote:
Flying courgettes in the greenhouse...I've heard everything now:)


yep...i learned that lesson last year. Definately one for planting outdoors. So whats the verdict? Safe to plant outdoors from early may?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inishindie wrote:
Flying courgettes in the greenhouse...I've heard everything now:)


haha - must be the fertilizer i am using Smile
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