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Hugh Murrers
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Hello everyone

Post: #280505 Hugh Murrers
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:16 am

I'm a complete novice at this and got my first garden last year. Just to tell you how new I am, I asked someone how many courgettes I should plant this year (there's only me and my partner) and he told me at least 6. So I'm already learning a bit. I've got about a million questions and they're all probably like the courgette one so please have patience with me.

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Re: Hello everyone

Post: #280507 Green Aura
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:22 am

Hi Hugh, welcome to Ish :wave:

Have a look round and make yourself comfy. Then maybe you'd like to tell us some more about yourself.
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Post: #280508 Zech
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:35 am

Hello Hugh :wave:

Four years ago my questions were all like that, too, but I've learnt a lot here, so hopefully by now I can even answer some questions, though I still have plenty of my own.

I hope you are sharing your bounty with the person who told you to plant so many courgettes. Sharing very generously :lol:
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Post: #280514 Bulworthyproject
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:27 am

Hi Hugh

We all need to ask basic questions on some subjects and can answer advanced questions on others. We're sure that you'll be an asset to the forum.
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Hugh Murrers
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Re: Hello everyone

Post: #280522 Hugh Murrers
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:07 pm

Wow! Thanks for the warm welcomes - I feel at home here already.

Hugh

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Re: Hello everyone

Post: #280540 RunnerBean
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:23 am

Hello Hugh :icon_smile:

Best start looking up courgette recipes :mrgreen: Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hello everyone

Post: #280559 MuddyWitch
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:42 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

You aren't born knowing, so ask away :icon_smile:

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Post: #280560 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:48 pm

Hi Hugh welcome, the traditional thing to do with marrows as far as I can remember (because courgettes can turn zeppelin overnight), is to go out at night and leave them on the neighbours doorsteps, well that is what my mum got me doing when I was a 9 year old so it must be right

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Re: Hello everyone

Post: #280562 bonniethomas06
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:13 am

Hello and welcome from Wiltshire :wave:

Oh dear, I feel your pain - still, courgettes make great compost!

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.
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Re: Hello everyone

Post: #280572 ina
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:40 pm

Hi Hugh

Courgettes can be eaten raw in salad - I pick one very small one every day for my lunch, so they don't take over quite so quickly!

And, ergh, yes, I still plant too many... Must remember next year - I really don't need two plants just for myself. I actually have three (last one in a container), because unusually all my seeds grew well, nothing was eaten by slugs, and I just can't throw away plants... And nobody wanted one, either.
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