Good Organic Gardening

Things to do in NOVEMBER



Pumpkin vines cause lots of stress for gardeners about now. They appear to be covered in large yellow male flowers without a pumpkin-producing female bloom to be seen. Like all plants in the cucurbit family, pumpkins produce both male and female flowers and both are needed for fruit. If there are only male flowers, tip prune the long stems to encourage side shoots. Follow up with fertiliser and daily watering. Female flowers, which are the ones that form the fruit, will appear on the side shoots as summer progresses.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from Good Organic Gardening

Good Organic Gardening5 min read
Sparrow Grass
Asparagus label Common name: Asparagus Botanical name: Asparagus officinalis Family: Asparagaceae (formerly Liliaceae) Aspect & soil: Sun to part shade; well-drained soil Best climate: Cool, Mediterranean, temperate, subtropical Habit: Herbaceous per
Good Organic Gardening2 min read
The Golden Spice
Saffron label Common name: Saffron Botanical name: Crocus sativus Family: Iridaceae (iris family) Aspect & soil: Full sun; rich, well-drained soil Best climate: Cool, Mediterranean, temperate Habit: Perennial flowering bulb Propagation: Bulbs (corms)
Good Organic Gardening1 min read
Fresh And Local
Apples, avocado, banana, cumquat, custard apple, dates, feijoa, grapes, kiwifruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, nashi, nuts (chestnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts), orange (Navel), pears, persimmon, pomegranate, quince, rhubarb Asian greens, beetroot, bro