Tag: cucumber

Zucchinis grow up!

There is just one way you can get another 4 weeks out of your zucchini plants and avoid the dreaded mildew attack. Here is how it is done.

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Deep watering pipes

Deep watering – deep and direct – for plants that don’t like it on their leaves, and for coaxing your veggies to reach down further for the precious drop, with nothing wasted. Here is how..

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Drugs for slugs

So many slugs; so many ideas for how to get rid of them. Lots of folks have asked about our experiences with slugs, so here is everything we have used that has worked for us.

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Level Zero Cucurbits

This is growing cucurbits at Level Zero for absolute beginner gardeners. Learn to grow these, and the rest of the family will fall into place. The most easy to grow, and those we prefer here in our patch, are CUCUMBER and ZUCCHINI for fresh summer eating, and PUMPKIN if you prefer to play a long game and save food for winter months. Let’s go.

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The Cucurbits

These are the Cucurbitaceae – the cucurbit family – also referred to as the Gourds, the Squashes, or the Melons. There are more members of this family found in vegie gardens world-wide than any other, so well worth a look. Let’s meet them.

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