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    Default Sowing all things Cucurbit - 2019

    Cucurbits - members of the Gourd family - includes cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, courgettes, melons and more that I can't remember!!

    How many are you sowing & growing in 2019?

    Please share your progress.
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    Ignoring conventional advice, I sowed 6 courgettes (Zucchini and All Green Bush) and 6 Beth Alpha cucumbers on 14th January.
    I ended up with only 4 courgettes and 6 Cues.
    They've been in the GH for a couple of weeks, covered lightly with bubblewrap overnight.

    Today -

    Courgettes

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    Plenty of time to sow more if this lot fail.
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    I'm growing these. I've not started sowing yet
    courgette zucchini
    Courgette Tromboncino
    Pumpkin small sugar.
    Pumpkin old boer white
    Pumpkin Lil' Pump-ke-mom
    Squash vegetable spaghetti.
    Squash Galeux D'Eysines
    Squash uchiki kuri
    Squash Thelma sanders sweet potato
    Squash summer sunburst f1
    squash scallop mix
    Cucumber femspot
    Melon honeydew
    melon gala
    melon cantaloupe

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    I sowed 4 seeds of Atena Polka (courgette, yellow), 4 of zucchini, 4 of cucumber marketmore, and 6 of some butternut squash on the 2nd of February. All 4 of the Atena Polka are up and 1 of zucchini. Nothing else has decided to show up. I am going to give them a little more time before giving up on them.
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    I will be sowing the first cucumber Cucino for my friend's greenhouse at the end of this month. After that I'll sow more cucumbers, courgette zuccini (probably 3) and melon Alvaro and Magenta (2 of each) when the weather warms up a bit. I'm not keen on squashes or pumpkins at all, so I give those a miss.
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    Nothing down yet, but will be growing cucumber wautoma again. Also trombos after last year's success, and spaghetti squash again. Haven't decided on courgette or winter squash varieties yet - so many too choose from!!!
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    I have sowen seeds from one of the trombos I grew last year, doubt if they will come true as there were some other cucurbits growing close to them, I will wait for a month before I sow the bought seeds
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    Early Prolific Straightneck and Yellow Crookneck summer squash
    Striato di Napoli courgette
    Waltham Butternut and Golden Hubbard winter squash
    Wautoma and La Diva F1 cucumbers
    Last edited by toomanytommytoes; 05-03-2019 at 10:53 PM.
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