This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
How does your Cucumber taste?
Should I be removing some of the flowers / tiny cucumbers so the others will mature?
This is a really silly question, the seed pack says the plant matures in 55 days - 55 days from what? From when a tiny flower forms? (Novice gardeners heay!)
Sliced a piece off and stuck it in my mouth - yuck! Tasted like bitter cabbage. Maybe they need to be bigger before harvesting? Or maybe I need to grate it into a big bowl of sour cream and eat as dip?
Two of the plants didn't survive gales in early June and I decided to grow the surviving plant in the sun room.
Variety: Cucumber Bush Pickle 'Concombre Pepino Cetriolo', Plant Hart's Seeds, US$2.29.