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    Default Squash Success of the season 2017

    Every year I grow Pumpkins with so-so success...

    However this year after a re-think and a Dalek filled to the brim with horse manure / bedding.

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    Plonked a Pumpkin into this 2 month old manure. Its gone "mad for it" as they say in manc land.

    So then built a plastic mesh ladder, 18" wide for it to trail down. Then looped the snaking back on itself so the female flowers are alongside the male flowers...

    I have also been watering more this year with all the sun but also reading the Which report on Watering research back from June issue.

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    That's doing fantastically well. Brilliant.
    What variety is it?
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    Unfortunately I'm not sure what variety it is, it could be a crown prince, a waltham butternut squash or a Hokia Kuri ? I forgot to label it... (story of my life)

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    The first two are squashes not sure I know the third......perhaps your success is being measured against the size pumkins can grow when you are actually growing squashes?
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    The 3 images are all the same plant, Pumpkin on steriods...

    I'll have to be carefull of "roid raging" squashes...

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    I meant the varieties you listed
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    No-akira, I've moved your thread into "Vegging out".
    You'd posted on the "Fruit and Vegetable Showcase" Board where one can "Post pictures of your prize winning crop etc".
    So far, you have a lot of leaves and a couple of immature unnamed cucurbits.
    If you win any prizes with them, that's the time to post on the Showcase!
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    OK my mistake thought Showcase = growing success for season.

    There is a lot growth but their is also equal amounts of setting fruit. So fingers crossed.

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