Six on Saturday: The unexpected and the overgrown

14 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: The unexpected and the overgrown”

  1. I do like to eat fruit of physalis .. so tasty! Like me, your Six is all about fruits and vegetables and I hope your late melons will be ripe someday. Cut just behind the last leaf close to each fruit and remove unnecessary leaves and stems: maybe the last chance to eat them soon as cold days and nights arrive … fingers crossed

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  2. Yes, a bountiful six. Physalis is something that’s rarely seen here, but I remember them from my childhood. My garden has been stumbling along this winter, but is just beginning to wake up now.

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  3. You’ve got some brutes there, but somehow they’ve all found space (at the cost of the dahlias, you said?). I, too, hope you get a melon & we hear about it. How wonderful to get a melon in this climate. Your pumpkin & yours bean blossoms are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, the dahlias are fine but less flowers than one would expect, I think. The smaller ones were smothered so no flowers. I just trimmed everything back so that the melon gets more sun. Removed the pumpkin for the melon’s sake.

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  4. Ah, that’s what Physalis does. I’ve been given three; now if I can get them through to spring I have a better idea of how much space they will need – lots. Hope they’re worth it.

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    1. Apparently, they need a lot of heat – that is why I did not expect them to grow so big. I guess Cornwell will be quite warm but people usually grow them in glasshouses – they are perennial if you can over winter them somewhere. I have them in a heat trap with alot of sun on heavy soil. Good Luck.

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