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    Cor, what a surprise, thanks pickledtink
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    better remember to tell OH to beat dog to the post or dog will eat em

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    I just hope the RM don't get sniffy about the wee bulge being wider than their width/girth ( whatever) rule. They actually had a size slot thing you were supposed to slot your letter in to check! Outrageous! IMHO. They were all in standard size envelopes and weighed virtually nothing.
    If burly Royal Mail police turn up on your doorsteps threatening vast fines for being in receipt of portly pink wrapped Squash seeds I'm ever so sorry.

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    Pickledtink
    Received seeds today, thanks very much.
    Never grown squash, or much else before, when do I plant then and do they go straight outside of start off indoors?
    Sorry to be a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Pickledtink
    Received seeds today, thanks very much.
    Never grown squash, or much else before, when do I plant then and do they go straight outside of start off indoors?
    Sorry to be a pain.
    Treat them pretty much the same as Courgettes and Marrows. I'd say sow them indoors first late Marchish to get them off early. Then plant outside once your last frost date has safely passed. They do well planted on a hill/mound with plenty of manure or fish blood and bone or fertiliser of choice dug in first.
    Keep well watered or they get stressed. Also they're greedy feeders, like a sunny position and get huge!
    Later be ready to rig up something for them to climb up too.

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    Thanks Pickledtink! One packet of girly pink arrived without so much as a squeak from the postie! Looking forward to planting them up. Must confess when they arrived I sat and looked at them and wondered what I had asked who to send! Definitly (sp?) a senior moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
    Thanks Pickledtink! One packet of girly pink arrived without so much as a squeak from the postie! Looking forward to planting them up. Must confess when they arrived I sat and looked at them and wondered what I had asked who to send! Definitly (sp?) a senior moment!
    Ooops. Meant to stick a little note in but got busy wrapping and stapling then realised I'd sealed all the envelopes.

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    Thanks pickledtink. I too had to think a moment but when I saw what they were I realised who they were from. Just have to hide the girly pink wrapper from Miss E now until I have a secure home for them.
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