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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Garden 2017: Cucumber in February

Good friend O gave us a Persian cucumber plant started which was healthy and happy about a month ago.  I was reluctant to take it because I kill plants but then I thought about trying to learn to enjoy cucumbers so when it was offered a second time, I accepted it.

After a week on the kitchen table I took it upstairs and planted in a planter where I had killed some very healthy scallions that I had enjoyed for months during the fall and early winter but which I had let go whereupon they gave up the ghost and are still sitting there looking at me accusingly.  I moved out a few of them to make place for the little cucumber.

Here is the cucumber as it looks on the 27th of February.  Pretty cute, I think!

Somewhere online I saw a simple lighting set up for indoor vegetable plants.  You use an empty gallon milk jug the you fill halfway full of sand. Stick in a 2.5 to 3 foot piece of PVC pipe.  Purchase a clamp-on lamp and a full spectrum light bulb.  This seems to make this cucumber pretty happy.  You can see the tiny cucumber with the dying blossom on the end.  I think I need to find some compost for the little guy.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool! It really is a cute little cucumber!


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