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    Like you Ellie, we can't eat spices of any kind now, IBS for me and acid reflux for hubby. What happened to be young and able to eat anything.

    It's quite exciting seeing the toms all packed away and wondering how they well they will ripen. The problem wasn't just the wind it was the amount of tomatoes on each branch. We can't understand what we did as our neighbours' aren't like this, but they did all leave theirs out too soon and we haven't had the summer to bring them back to where they should be. Ours had a brilliant pampered start to life and it has paid off. I have two more plants to cut back yet. Last night, I cut one to bits and left all but the biggest fruit as it is too late for any flowers to grow into toms now. It still has lots on it and the others are weighed down with fruit.

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    What variety were your toms Susie. Ours haven’t done so well this year.
    Lots of green but not as many toms as usual.
    , and they aren’t ripening as yet. No one I know has had a good crop this
    year, down here anyway. DD in Northumberland is the same as well.
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    Tumbling Toms because we need top put them in hanging baskets. Strangely enough, ours have never done better, they did a bit too well despite the lack of sun. Hubby reckons it was the organic manure I put in but I'm sure we use that every year. The one thing I did this year was brought them all in as soon as the sun went down and they didn't stay out until mid June because the weather wasn't good enough. I've used Red Alert before now but even a tub of toms takes up too much space on the deck now especially with the blueberries, courgettes and enormous cucumber plants being in tubs too, oh and let's not forget the celery plants.

    We've been eating our toms for about a month now I'd say.

    Here are a couple of photo's taken 2 weeks ago and most of the plants are monsters but if you could see my neighbour's I don't know what happened. I'll get a photo it is so sad as we grew it and gave it to them all potted up and it has barely grown since, so they were all treated the same way, until I passed them over.

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    They look sad now because you can imagine with all that weight and the high winds the branches couldn't take the strain, so I've cut them right down, taken off the flowers that won't have time to produce fruit although not on all of them. The plan was always to bring them in by the end of summer and see if we can keep the fruit going. I doubt it will work but this whole thing this year has been one huge experiment for us. I've taken photo's of the cucumbers, they just need more sun and I have to prune off side shoots but need to figure out when and how to do it.

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    They look really good Susie, with lots of fruit.
    Mine are money maker, and they usually do very well,
    but not this year.
    I think you leave cucumbers to do their own thing.
    The only thing you have to make sure ,is that they are self pollinators.
    Or they become very bitter to eat.
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    Mine are Ellie,but they have male and female flowers so I have to keep going out and picking off the males so the insects don't accidentally pollinate the females or as you say they will be bitter. Won't make that mistake again as the male flowers open so fast and there are so many of them too and all quite useless - typical fellas huh!

    I picked off about a dozen male flowers before bed, another dozen had opened this morning and I was out again this afternoon doing it and no doubt when I go out now to water there will be more. Such a shame as they are so pretty, identical to courgette flowers but much smaller and talking of which here is a yellow courgette flower, it is massive although you can't tell so much from the photo. Here's a cucumber about 7 inches in length so it give you an idea and we just need more sun to really get them moving. My fault for sowing them so late.



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    There is, at a push, orange (from the copper tape) green and yellow in that last photo. This tomato plant has a garden chair all to itself, it needs a good pruning.

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    Oh I remember my grandfather growing cucumbers one year and they were bitter I didn’t know why then but thanks to you that mystery has been solved, funny how something can trigger a memory from so long ago I must have been about 12
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    Cucumber looks like it’s growing well Susie.
    You’ve done a good job.
    Nice photos too.
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    There has to be orange, yellow and green in this somewhere.

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    Meant to say, thank you Ellie and especially for your grandfather's (where they?) tips. It seems my cucumber don't need the side shoots (laterals) removing because they are not the newer cultivars which are the all female flowers as I understand it. So I am just going to trim off excess leaves which are blocking the sun from the fruit, but need to leave some for the sunlight I guess, I don't know.

    There must be a good half dozen small size cucumbers now and lots of smaller ones Ellie, so I think being so late in the season I need to give all the strength to those that can grow in the time left. What do you think?

    Well, glad we could solve the problem of the bitter cucumbers for you Mary. My friend told me years ago that if they didn't cross pollinate they would be bitter.

    Off to slug hunt now.

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    Look how similar the cucumber flowers are compared to the courgettes.

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    Well you always learn something here
    I knew cucumbers had male female but didnt know that

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    Morning
    Gorgeous cat Elaine. How is the course is it enjoyable ?

    Susie, yes I would take all the little cucumbers off, so there is more energy for the others to grow.
    Nice flower photos. i suppose courgettes and cucumbers belong to the same family,
    So flowers look similar . They are a lovely vibrant yellow.
    It was my Father in Law who taught me about gardening. He was pleased I took
    an interest, because DH had no interest in the garden. !!!!
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