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    My to grow list, cucurbit wise, is...

    Cucumber - Socrates and Louisa
    Courgette - Atena
    Squash - Spaghetti and Hunter (Butternut)
    Melon - Rugoso di Cosenza giallo
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifesBrassicas View Post
    I was going to try these!
    Has anyone had any success with pattypan squash?
    I've grown them, growing them again this year. I like them. Just treat them like a courgette (growing and in the kitchen). They do fine for me........usually.
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    No trombas for me this year. They didn't do all that well here - too hot maybe? Sorry guys, but I will be following the thread for the laughs.

    Cucumber
    La Diva - recommended by Bikermike I think. Got some lemon cuc seeds as a gift, but not sure if I'll bother, as Mr Snoop not a cuc fan.

    Courgettes
    Soleil (yellow) and Black Beauty (green)

    Melons
    Emir and Ogen definitely, possibly Antalya or Arava if I have enough room

    Squash
    Buffy Ball, Barbara butternut, squat butternut (no name on packet, just small butternut with no waist written in Catalan) and Confection (Crown Prince type, but smaller at 2-3 kg apiece, which is still more than enough for us).

    Always wanted to try Crown Prince, but they're too big for us, so hoping this will be a goodie. Not sure why I wanted to grow Buffy Ball last year. Bought the seeds and never grew them. So, they're on the list for this year, but probably too small to be useful. Can't seriously see myself making soup and serving it in them... Mr Snoop will complain about the dangers of hot soup in a round-bottomed container, and if I slice off the bottom, I'm sure to cut off too much and the soup will leak out. Anyone grown these? Maybe just slice in half and stuff them?
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    Does anyone know the minimum germination temperature and minimum growing temperature of squashes, courgettes and pumpkins?

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    Look at the chart in https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ion_93787.html
    It has cucumbers and melons which need much the same conditions.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Look at the chart in https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ion_93787.html
    It has cucumbers and melons which need much the same conditions.
    Ta very much
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    I find that chart so useful i've printed it off and have it stuck to the door of my seed cupboard.
    Stops me panicking about a long wait for germination!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I find that chart so useful i've printed it off and have it stuck to the door of my seed cupboard.
    Stops me panicking about a long wait for germination!
    my squashes are germinating at different rates in my propagator in an unlit garage. I've no room to grow them on in the house, so they're down at my allotment sat on my wood chip "hot bed" which is now beginning to cool after 2 months. Deep in the wood chip its 45 C, but on the surface it around 12-15. They're covered with a purpose built mini poly cloche, I thinking they're gonna be alright for the next couple of months if the wood stays warm
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