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Growing ladies fingers from seeds (week 6)

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  At the end of week 7 we find that our ladies fingers are coping but a lot of damage has been done to the leaves by pests. Despite that, I’m still not going to resort to pesticides and if things don’t improve by the start of next week, I might have to transfer them out into the open where they’ll be subjected to direct sunlight and because it has worked for other plants, it might also work for the ladies fingers. Copyright © 2020 by Dyarne Jessica Ward

Growing cucumbers from seeds (week 9)

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  At the end of week 10 we find that our cucumbers are continuing to grow, flower and fruit, and they are well suited to the hot and humid conditions. 10 weeks after we’d sown the first seeds, we find that we have a healthy cucumber crop that we have cultivated without resorting to pesticides, or fertilizers, and a crop that can to some degree or extent withstand attacks from pests and insects. Copyright © 2020 by Dyarne Jessica Ward

Growing watermelons from seeds (week 12)

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At the end of week 12 our 3rd batch of watermelon plants are beginning to flower and we can say with some degree of certainty that watermelon seeds take approximately 6 – 7 weeks to flower. They appear, like cucumbers to be flowering quite erratically but not all the flowers turn to fruits, and the flower to fruit percentage, as far as we’re concerned, is less than or about 10%, for cucumbers anyway, and we’ll wait to see if that ratio applies to watermelon plants. The plants appear to be doing quite well, and seem to thrive in the hot and humid conditions.  Copyright © 2020 by Dyarne Jessica Ward

Growing ladies fingers from seeds (week 6)

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At the end of week 6 we find that our ladies fingers are growing well see image 1 below.  image 1 A lot of damage however has been done to the leaves, I think they took the brunt of the leaf-miner attack, and I find that leaf-miners prefer plants with softer leaves like cucumbers and ladies fingers as opposed to plants with leaves that are a lot hardier like allamandas and the layered hibiscus see image 2 . image 2 Image 3 shows you what the plants look like at the end of the 6th week.  image 3   Copyright © 2020 by Dyarne Jessica Ward