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Yesterday at 20:33:37 by gwynleg | Views: 38 | Comments: 1

HI - like many people, my squashes were really late to get going this summer. Some of them are still less than  1 foot long but one or two are valiantly sending out 'branches' all over the place. Usually I just let them do their own thing and have a good harvest, but I wondered whether I should aim to stop the growth after a couple of squashes have set on each plant? I know we still have some time but where are other people squashes at please?
I am in the southeast by the way.
Yesterday at 08:15:07 by gazza1960
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ok,yes,i did read plenty from the archive but I thought id ask an update as what you folks feel would be a suitable modern deterrent
to keep the blighters at bay......we only have a smallish garden but the devils are coming from next doors garden hers is strewn with hills but now it seems our garden worms are its juicy prey.they are undermining the area along the fence and near the bird feeders and jude is expecting the bungalow to disappear down one...its all the tunnels that are now creating areas where the lawn is collapsing when we walk on can tell we are townies ...moved to dorset...not sure how to deal with them but the mention of a terminal ending meets with a disgruntled........I don't want to kill them/it....just deter....capture it and take it miles away ......ive seen humane tubes you can deploy down the tunnels in the hope that they are caught but other than that
that is all ive seen.........poisons etc  are a no no as we have cats and birds using the garden so would not want to inadvertently harm one of them.

any thoughts.

Yesterday at 06:05:06 by sunloving
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Hi all  :wave:just to say I found the following at tescos yesterday
100m twine 30p I bought ten!
50 garden wire 30p I bought five!
Garden scissors 30p

Must be having a clear out for Xmas stock!

Yippee! X sunloving :blob7:
Tee Gee
July 27, 2016, 13:48:17 by Tee Gee
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Earlier in the season I mentioned that I was considering getting rid of one of my allotments and that this season I would work a plot as if it were my only plot.

So I decided to try and get more than one crop out of a given area so that would compensate for what I would lose if and when I give up my second plot.

This is one of the areas I worked on.

May / June;

This is how I planted up my 12 x8 greenhouse;

Those are Climbing French beans (Cobra) at the front and my Peppers are behind them.

Mid July:

Over the month I harvested around two standard carrier bags full of beans.

26th July;

As I had had a good crop I decided to remove the beans to give more light and space to my peppers.

27th July (today)

This is how my Peppers are looking and I put in a catch crop of lettuce.

Meanwhile in another green house I planted a second crop of Cobra Climbing beans in front of my Carrots and Celery as you can see here:

So as you see with a little bit of forethought I have utilised my growing space a little better and it looks as if I shouldn't miss my second plot if I give it up.

Other plans I have in mind for later in the season is to move my strawberry bed and turn it into a vegetable bed.


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