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PunkRotten
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Cool thanks for all the tips. I am gonna measure this area I had in mind and if it can support two plants I will go with two. I already put several seeds in pots to get sprouts but so far nothing. That was like 4 days ago. I hear the germination rate is not too good. I planted maybe about 10-11 seeds in 4 spots.

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!potatoes!
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just to update - i started getting ripe fruits dribbling in a couple weeks ago - say the first week of september. this is from seed planted indoors in late feb, and planted out late may.

ruggr10
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I've finally been getting ripe ones too. I've had ground cherries for a few months but not cape gooseberries. Problem is, something is eating them when they fall. I think it's chipmunks!

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got some kind of black insect-larvae type worms that get into some husks and eat the berries...and a bit of probably rodent nibbling. other than that, i seem to be the only one interested in them...

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