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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Cucurbita pepo 'Easy Pick Gold'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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jacaranda

Oooops! I think I should’ve picked this a couple of days ago when it was a proper courgette shape! 😳 #gyo #gyo-courgettes #yellow-courgette #jacarandaraisedbed #firstharvest 💛💚💛

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charlotte

Bet it tasted delicious 🙂

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jacaranda

It did, Charlotte 😋 @charlotte 😘

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thehardygardener

Oh yummy, lucky you

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sabbanrula

Yum 😋😋

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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jacaranda

On Tuesday, when the garden visitors were here, this courgette was about 6ins long. Yesterday was wet, windy and wild so I stayed indoors. By this morning it had turned into a monster!!! #courgette #gyo #monsterveg #mygardentoday

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susieg

Wow! It grows so quickly 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Blimey! That is a speedy grower!

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gjones

They do grow quickly!

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jacaranda

Advice please! Why do some of my #courgette flowers not produce courgettes? And should I cut off the long stems once the courgette flower has fallen off? The courgettes that do grow are great and very tasty but I'd like more!!! #gyo #plantadvice @marksaunders @cassie26 @allotmentalice

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cassie26

On a courgette you get two different types of flowers - the male and the female. Early in the season the plant will produce lots of male flowers (which bear no fruit) and then female flowers will start to appear - these will have a distinctive 'swelling' behind the flowers - this is the courgette. The male flowers will be produced throughout the season, and once the female flowers are pollinated feel free to pick the male flower!

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marksaunders

Full sun, plenty of airflow, even lots of water if you must but most of all - more plants. Caroline is exactly right and keep picking every other day, even if you don't need them. That way they should keep going till late sept.

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rosiepetzold

Yes its just the male v female thing , happens with cucumbers too !!! When the foliage gets too big you can clear it away as with tomatoes.

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jacaranda

Well, well, you're never too old to learn, are you? How come I didn't know any of this before??? 😂😂 Thank you so much for the information and advice @cassie26 @marksaunders @rosiepetzold 😘😘😘

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lesliecole49

Remove the foliage when it gets too big,.. @rosiepetzold what exactly does that mean? (I'm talking cucumbers) I know it sounds obvious, but this is my first year for cuckes and tomatoes and any trick is helpful.

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jacaranda

I think @rosiepetzold means that when the cucumber foliage gets too big it can be removed. Is that correct @marksaunders ? I don't grow cucumbers myself so I can't be sure! @lesliecole49

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marksaunders

Never felt the need to remove cucurbit foliage myself but would say start from the bottom leaves removing upwards. Its not neccesary on Tomatoes either unless you are growing them more than 8 ft high. 'Some' foliage removal can possibly be benficial in respect to air flow/disease reduction as well as making it easier to deal with whitefly. We are currently growin and indeed harvesting an outdoor cucumber called Burpless Tasty Green which is laying on the ground and very easy to grow.

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jacaranda

Thanks Mark @marksaunders I hope that answers your question Leslie @lesliecole49 ?

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lesliecole49

It does Barbara @jacaranda thank you, and thanks too Mark @marksaunders

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no_akira

Quicker u pick em more u get. only leave 2 on at any one time. One starting, one ready to pick. The 1st is always for the bin like ur 1st pancake

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jacaranda

#courgettes growing like crazy now! I'd better get the recipe books out 😂 #gyo #mygardentoday

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charlotte

Looking great. I love the yellow ones.

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jacaranda

This variety is certainly living up to its name! #gyo #courgette #gold #firstofmany #mygardentoday

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charlotte

Looks great

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