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Old 06-26-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Same problem here - Choanephora Wet Rot. Here is a link to some info about it...at the bottom of the page.

ACES Publications : GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL SUMMER SQUASH PRODUCTION : ANR-1014

I have 2 squash plants in my garden bed and a squash and 2 zuke plants in containers on my deck...all of them have some degree of wet rot.

I've been battling Downy Mildew and started to win and now this! Still getting very small amounts of squash but I was hoping to be overwhelmed my now.
thanks, very interesting. It looks like my problem is wet rot and yes, we do use a soaker hose. I guess I will try something else. Thank goodness I have only found it in one place, but there is still some reason the cukes just don't develop. I am going to go back and read the information again.

Thanks again,

Nita
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Yesterday my hubby got me a couple more of the bed kits from Sams Club. They cost $36.86 plus tax. He also got me a couple of the terra cotta look rain barrels for $63.11 plus tax.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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Same problem here - Choanephora Wet Rot. Here is a link to some info about it...at the bottom of the page.

ACES Publications : GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL SUMMER SQUASH PRODUCTION : ANR-1014

I have 2 squash plants in my garden bed and a squash and 2 zuke plants in containers on my deck...all of them have some degree of wet rot.

I've been battling Downy Mildew and started to win and now this! Still getting very small amounts of squash but I was hoping to be overwhelmed my now.
Thanks for this
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yesterday my hubby got me a couple more of the bed kits from Sams Club. They cost $36.86 plus tax. He also got me a couple of the terra cotta look rain barrels for $63.11 plus tax.
I think we are going to try that next year as well as what we now have.

Nita
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:29 AM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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i should have asked this question a couple months ago, since it's too late to make a difference now, but anyway--
is anyone growing birdhouse gourds? i simply can't get the seeds to germinate.

i bought some seeds 4 yrs ago from an amish general store and not one of them germinated, and i attributed it to them just being too old or something. but this year i bought a packet from guerneys, put half of them into pots and the other half on damp paper towels, and two months later not one has germinated. i even abraded the seedcoats on some of them but it obviously didn't help.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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i should have asked this question a couple months ago, since it's too late to make a difference now, but anyway--
is anyone growing birdhouse gourds? i simply can't get the seeds to germinate.

i bought some seeds 4 yrs ago from an amish general store and not one of them germinated, and i attributed it to them just being too old or something. but this year i bought a packet from guerneys, put half of them into pots and the other half on damp paper towels, and two months later not one has germinated. i even abraded the seedcoats on some of them but it obviously didn't help.
Sorry to hear you didn't have success.

This is my first time trying them. I have some good vines, not terribly tall yet, but with several blossoms. Several were planted in the ground, three in large pots.

I started them in those little peat pots (12 of them) then transplanted them when they had 2-3 leaves on them. Didn't have any difficulty germinating them, though 3 did not come up. Maybe you have a different variety but mine are also said to be bird house gourds.

Don't know what I'll do with them when they're ready to harvest. The cleaning and drying process seems quite involved. I don't know if I can do it properly.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:19 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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FINALLY! We have tons of lettuce, peas and broccoli! This year was so cold, snow through Memorial Day! I was afriad nothing would come up, but it all has taken off! I have tons of gardening to do this week.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Sorry to hear you didn't have success.

This is my first time trying them. I have some good vines, not terribly tall yet, but with several blossoms. Several were planted in the ground, three in large pots.

I started them in those little peat pots (12 of them) then transplanted them when they had 2-3 leaves on them. Didn't have any difficulty germinating them, though 3 did not come up. Maybe you have a different variety but mine are also said to be bird house gourds.

Don't know what I'll do with them when they're ready to harvest. The cleaning and drying process seems quite involved. I don't know if I can do it properly.
i'm glad to hear someone is having success with them- i've never had this problem with any other seeds. i'm not sure what i would have done with mine, either, but always thought they'd be a neat thing to grow.

i did have a bit of a problem getting my climbing spinach to germinate - i used the paper towel method on an entire packet, and only 5-6 germinated. so i went out and got another packet, same thing happened. i dumped all the ungerminated seeds together in a pot and covered them, thinking i might eventually get a couple more - and damned if every one of them didn't germinate!
now i have oodles of the silly things.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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i'm glad to hear someone is having success with them- i've never had this problem with any other seeds. i'm not sure what i would have done with mine, either, but always thought they'd be a neat thing to grow.

i did have a bit of a problem getting my climbing spinach to germinate - i used the paper towel method on an entire packet, and only 5-6 germinated. so i went out and got another packet, same thing happened. i dumped all the ungerminated seeds together in a pot and covered them, thinking i might eventually get a couple more - and damned if every one of them didn't germinate!
now i have oodles of the silly things.
I tried that with my cucumber seeds; it didn't work. I understand that seeds we harvest ourselves have to go through the natural "seasoning" or aging process in order to be viable. I'll see if I can find that article again on how to do this. I wouldn't think you have to do that with store-bought seeds, though. Doesn't your packet say something to the effect of what % is guaranteed to germinate? Usually that's somewhere in smaller print on the packet.

btw, I've never heard of a climbing spinach! That's what's so nice about forums like this. I never fail to learn something new.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I tried that with my cucumber seeds; it didn't work. I understand that seeds we harvest ourselves have to go through the natural "seasoning" or aging process in order to be viable. I'll see if I can find that article again on how to do this. I wouldn't think you have to do that with store-bought seeds, though. Doesn't your packet say something to the effect of what % is guaranteed to germinate? Usually that's somewhere in smaller print on the packet.

btw, I've never heard of a climbing spinach! That's what's so nice about forums like this. I never fail to learn something new.
i like to go with the paper towel method for all but the smallest seeds since i hate putting seeds into the ground that never come up, and you don't know if they sprouted and died, never sprouted, etc. but apparently that doesn't work for every seed type..

i heard about climbing spinach [which isn't really spinach at all, yet is also called malabar spinach] for the first time at a county fair last fall, the garden club had some growing. i've only eaten it raw but you can cook it - it has a slightly mucilaginous, gummy texture but tastes pretty good.

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