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  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,228

    Well Mike I have to agree that zucchini reach at least a third of their size before the flower opens. As for Welshonion my info came from established growers of some years I myself have only been growing veg for about five years so tend to take their advice but for everyone else it's up to them to take notice or not of opinions.  

  • Mike168Mike168 Posts: 18

    Philippa, I didn't understand half of what you said, but thanks.  I can enjoy my harvest whether I know how it works out not, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to understand something.  So what is IME?  Thank you too, purpleallim.  You too Pete.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,958

    IME = in my experience


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,135

    Best wishes and happy growing Mike :)

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Mike168Mike168 Posts: 18

    Thanks, Done from above.  Same to you, Pete. : )

  • Mike168Mike168 Posts: 18

    Dove, not done.  Sorry.

  • Mike168Mike168 Posts: 18


  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,228

    Try sausage and onion stuffed courgette it's lovely.?

  • Mike168Mike168 Posts: 18

    Sounds pretty good.

  • Mike168 said:

    I can be sure no insect pollinated that flower to make that zucchini grow, because that zucchini grew before that flower ever opened.

    I have the
    same conundrum ... my first 2 zucchini flowers are female with fruit ... I can only conclude that these courgette defender f1 are self pollinating .... I am scared to harvest them in case I ruin the plants future intentions !
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