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Do my squash plants have some sort of deficiency?

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The soil was not the best and I'm wondering if this is a sign of some sort of deficiency? Can anyone recognise it? These are "claw" decorative squashes.




I think both your toms and squash are not getting all the nourishment they need. Both are greedy feeders, in fact I've known folk grow their squash on a muck heap.

7 Aug, 2009


Good point. And now you mention it, I've been told that several times and I've read it loads of places too. Silly me. The school has a limited budget so we werent able to get much manure or compost. Ill try stables next year!

7 Aug, 2009


Good luck... how about going along to your local gardening centre and asking if they'd be willing to support the school garden. It would be a way for them to publicize themselves too. You could also get in touch with the RHS they are keen to promote gardening and growing amongst children. B works with the children in our local school for an hour or so each week to help them learn to grow crops.

7 Aug, 2009


I've done all of that with some results. A few seed catalogue companies have given us seeds. Im on site to help the school as some sort of consultant so they need materials more than anything.

7 Aug, 2009


Did the RHS not offer any help?

7 Aug, 2009



7 Aug, 2009


Typical they make a lot of noise but when it comes to actually doing anything... If you are growing organically you could try Garden Organic at Royton

7 Aug, 2009


tried them too...they offered us a lovely school gardening catalogue jam-paked full of overpriced, unnecessary items!

Seems everyone talks the talk. Nevermind eh? Didnt do it for the freebies :)

7 Aug, 2009


I'm sure you didn't... wonder whom we can approach to help fund. It is so important that we teach children were food comes from and how to grow food

7 Aug, 2009

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