Friday, July 11, 2008

A Busy Week

Lots happened in the garden this week. The rain and heat over the July 4th weekend really moved things along.

Cucumbers: From last week until now, we have had a total of 20 cucumbers! Each day I take some to work. I gave some away to neighbors. I've pickled some. They are awesome!

Of the 5 cucumber plants that I planted, only 3 came up and 1 of them is the one you see here. My neighbors have told me that the squirrels have gotten at theirs and didn't leave any survivors. Vines are usually easy to grow, but cucumbers require lots of water and heat, so in that sense they are finicky. Also, it seems the english cucumbers are better producers than the lemon or regular cucumbers.

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