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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Is this a cucumber or a pumpkin plant? Reply with quote

Hi Folks

I am a novice gardener and am new on this forum. My garden has very poor clay soil. I know this from my research into the kinds of weeds that grow there. However, this plant is not thriving at all, so I have added well rotted horse manure (2 years old) and am adding fish blood and bone today.

If it is a pumpkin, it should perk up. If it is a cucumber I better move it indoors before the cold weather comes! Any help appreciated

Thanks
Joanna



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you google images for you could see for yourself but i think they are Pumpkin if so you are way behind you should have fruit now,
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Pumpkin or Cucumber Reply with quote

Hi there, thanks for that. I think they are pumpkin too. I did Google image them, but the plants are very similar and I could not work it out.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Is this a cucumber or a pumpkin plant? Reply with quote

Hi Greenage, Is there any point in allowing this pumpkin to grow then? Will the frost just kill it anyway?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi There, hope you don't mind me joining in. If i were you, I would probably leave this pumpkin for the time being and wait until next year.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

frost will kill it as there is too much water in the tissue even inside it is unlikly to survive. So start again next march growing inside before planting out.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do try again next year, keep us updated Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Is this a cucumber or a pumpkin plant? Reply with quote

Thanks a million folks, I will wait until next year and update you guys then. On the positive, my parsnips are growing like weeds Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least something has worked out for you Very Happy Enjoy the parsnips!
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