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    Am I right in thinking that if I can keep them frost free, then they'll be fine?

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    I work on 10C as the minimum temperature for tomatoes and cucurbits. that's air temperature, not soil - although my experimental courgettes and cues in the GH are dropping below that overnight at the moment
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    No Tromba for me this year, they were so prolific last year and there's only the two of us, so we are now heartily sick of the sight of them!! I think I exhausted every recipe in the book, and gave lots away as well.

    So - Squash Delicata, Courgette Atena Polka F1 and hopefully Cucumber Marketmore 76 this year.

    Dwell simply ~ love richly

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    The plan so far is to start everything mid April, then transfer them to the upright cold frame inside the greenhouse. This seems to stop them frosting even if we have a sudden temperature drop. Worked really well last year so giving it a bash again.
    The list so far includes:

    Mixed scallop squash
    Courgette black beauty
    Trombetta

    Galeux d'eysines
    Thelma Sanders sweet potato
    New England sugar pie
    Honeyboat delicata
    Jack be little

    Plan to interplant the ones in the front garden with nasturtiums to draw in the bees maybe a couple of Tom's if there's space
    Small pumpkin likes this.

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    Thanks to the supplier I found on eBay, I will no longer be a courgette virgin. Attempting two in our greenhouse-like utility room, one yellow F1 whose name escapes me and a Black Beauty. These to accompany lemon cucumber and Spacemaster 80 which sounds like a cucumber named after Leonard Nimoy.


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    Am just growing a couple of courgettes - they produce enough for me and the family. Trying a new round one - de ronde nice(?) or something like that. Took advice from this forum so looking forward to trying them. The seeds have just germinated and poppies through this morning. Also got a few cucumber seedlings on the go - think it was called King. Don’t like cucumber but my son does.

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    This year am planning to grow:

    Courgettes: Tromboncino d'Albenga, yellow crookneck, patty pan and normal green ones. And Ronde de nice (sounds like alot of courgettes, prepare yourselves neighbours and friends!)
    Squash/pumpkin: Uchiki kuri again, Burgess butternut, Jap Kent from my friend in Australia
    Cucumber: have just one variety but think that is sufficient - Slangen.
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    Courgettes,
    Di Nizza.
    Tondo di piacenza
    Romanesco
    Black beauty
    Cucs
    Tasty green
    Beth Alpha.

    Was wondering has anyone else grown BA before?

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