If you put your pointer on each picture, you can see what it represents.
The biggest cuke is about five inches long already. I can almost see it grow. I bought the cage you can see in the background at the Farmers’ Co-Op for $5. A little steep for a tad of wire but it was needed.
My neighbor pointed this out and I told him I’d picked my first ripe one last Sunday. I said I tried to rouse him so I could share but couldn’t so I ate it all myself. You snooze you lose.
He did get some stakes fixed up for me. I battled the plants yesterday and got 10 of them tied up. He cut some more for me today. I’m afraid they are too short but they’ll have to do for now. I’ll work on them tomorrow afternoon.
There are a few tomato plants I’m going to give away and this is one of them.
I sprinkled seed Sunday.
Question: If I cut the romaine down and leave the roots will it come up milder?
Woohoo! It’s about the size of a ping pong ball!
My neighbor wanted me to take this picture. The thermometer is probably the one my in-laws had hanging by the back door. If you click on it, you’ll be able to see that it’s registering 118 degrees F in the sun. The air temp was about 80 but the sun is what the plants feel. I watered the droopiest looking ones.
There’s no measurable rain in the forecast for the foreseeable future. A 30% chance of thunder showers isn’t much but maybe it will pan out. I hope so.