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Post by Chilli-head 1st July 2020, 11:49 am

- or at least that's what it feels like here.  When did this weather pattern start, a mini-summer around Easter, then rubbish weather until and Indian summer in late August ?  Just wrong; parched ground for vulnerable seedlings, then overcast for ripening fruits Rolling Eyes

Time to sow Florence fennel and Pak Choi, I think.


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Post by Dandelion 1st July 2020, 12:58 pm

I thought I'd misread that, or turned up an earlier post! But I know what you mean.
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Post by Ploshkin 16th July 2020, 9:58 am

I'm fed up with my strawberries. I've always grown everbearers in handing baskets in the polytunnel and before that in the greenhouse. I like the continuous cropping for several months rather than one big flush.

My lovely Mara de Bois steadfastly refused to put out any runners last year so I had to buy some more plants as they were 3 years old. I got Flamenco which was sold as an everbearer. I did get some really lovely fruit but in the very hot weather they sent out loads of runners, I assumed it was stress from the heat. I cut them off but they just keep on sending out more runners and there is no sign at all of any flowers. I did
continue to cut off the runners but will probably just leave them to their own devices now as I can't keep up with them. I dont really know what I should do.
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Post by Dandelion 16th July 2020, 6:35 pm

I don't know Flamenco at all, but I wondered if there was any chance they might flower and fruit very late? My strawberries got very confused last year and flowered in the autumn. I just wondered if the very hot/ very cool cycle of weather has thrown them?
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