Have anybody else's courgette being growing wierdly

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Have anybody else's courgette being growing wierdly

Post: #275902 sleepyowl
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:31 pm

I'm now 1 of 3 people I know who seems to be having weird courgette growth this year, mine are giant yellow ball shaped things when they should be long thin & green, another friend has them dying before they are getting anything like a size that is worth harvesting & another is having her's grow fat looking like marrows before they are long enough to harvest. Is it just a midlands thing?
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Post: #275903 gregorach
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:23 am

Nothing unusual about mine...
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Re: Have anybody else's courgette being growing wierdly

Post: #275911 berry
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:06 pm

Any chance your seeds have been mislabeled? just a thought as they sound like a normal variety of courgette. grew some once :)

as for the ones dying off. I had that once. small fruits with flowers and they kept 'falling off'. someone said try hand pollinating. following year I had no issues.

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Post: #275912 wabbit955
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:48 pm

think its the first year I got proper looking courgettes but as long as they taste good I don't care what's they look like :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #275913 Lochside Yogi
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:03 pm

Hi, I have had some problems with slugs(see other post) and where the slugs have nibbled the end of some young fruits they no longer grow lengthwise but start to balloon outwards. This has only happened to the first ones nearest the ground, and they are all green not yellow. Maybe some mistake has been made somewhere in the seed packaging?

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Post: #275928 Henwoman
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:39 pm

I've got the usual sort - straight and green and some round ones, summer squash I think they were called but they're just like courgettes in taste - which I'm picking when they're just a bit bigger than a cricket ball. Some were hiding and they've grown to half the size of a football and those I've chopped up and given to the hens who love them.

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Post: #275929 Jandra
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:35 am

Mine have been growing weirdly. Many not developing further than tiny (then yellowing) and some making a bottle shape. Also the plants are already deteriorating fast and I have not had even 1/4 of my normal yield in 'proper' courgettes.


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Post: #275945 Jandra
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:53 pm

I have used bought compost, but my potatos and tomatoes have been (and are) just fine.

So I think it is the strange weather we had this spring, rather than anything in the soil...

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Post: #275989 wabbit955
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:00 am

i spoke to soon just found one in a perfect round hit side of container and grow back on its self :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #276266 sleepyowl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:48 pm

it seems like Jandra & I have the same problem, I haven't used any manure on them so I know it is not that & I have grown round courgettes before & they weren't behaving like that
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Post: #276270 dave45
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:09 pm

mine have been going from thin 4-inch traditional courgettes to 3kg zeppelins in 3-4 days. And I don't even like them, although they are ok/inoffensive grated, salted and wrung out into a spanish omelette!


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