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    Crowns vary in how much they are cut down too - I've bought them twice now, and the first set were very long, very fleshy roots and they settled in quite nicely. The ones I've bought from Wilk0 have been cut shorter, so it is only logical that they will take longer to settle in. I think I will give them two years of settling, and start taking spears in their third year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr H View Post
    At the moment I'm leaning towards getting some perennials in this year to help make sure that I cultivate the minimum area needed by the summer. Seems they are quite hot on that around here.
    Some plants that trail about might help make it look you've got lot under cultivation. Squash, melons, ridge cucs and even courgettes, which are quite sizeable plants.

    And if you're looking for something tall to hide an eyesore or bare patch, sweetcorn might serve your purpose. Plus, homegrown sweetcorn is well worth growing for its own sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop Puss View Post
    Some plants that trail about might help make it look you've got lot under cultivation. Squash, melons, ridge cucs and even courgettes, which are quite sizeable plants.

    And if you're looking for something tall to hide an eyesore or bare patch, sweetcorn might serve your purpose. Plus, homegrown sweetcorn is well worth growing for its own sake.
    I tried squash and courgettes in the garden a few years back with little success. But that was probably more due to poor location. Our veg plot only got the sun late afternoon.

    Sweet corn though did well when I grew it amongst the roses. And youíre right itís well worth growing and on the list.

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