Thursday, April 24, 2014

First cucumber of the season...

I wish I remembered what kind... Suyo? Probably Southern Delight... in any case, this "style" of cucumber (Asian long) is the best for Central Florida potage... I grow mine up rebar trellises, and embrace the idea that you cannot overwater a cucumber... Lots more on the way.

Later: Tasty Jade. Almost certain it's a Tasty Jade. What a vigorous, fruitful, and early plant! From Johnnys.

8 comments:

stevo_61 said...

I have a problem with small worms that punch holes in the small fruit. I gave up on cukes. I might try them again with diatomatous earth.

Michael said...

the dreaded pickleworm...
http://centralfloridagarden.blogspot.com/search?q=pickleworm

Coffee to Compost said...

Wow-I can't wait for mine! I made homemade pickles for the first time last year and can't wait to have some again. 'National Pickling' seemed to do ok for me, I'll have to try some Asian cukes.

A dailysustainable said...

wow cucamber at this time of the year.. it must be florida weather not like mine here in croatia...come and stop by at me sometimes :)

stevo_61 said...

Thanks for the link.

Cassie K said...

I live in KY so I haven't put out cucumbers yet! My tiller broke down, so I am stalling to get this fixed in order to directly sow cucumber this week.
So far I have several varieties of lettuce, spinach, kale, peas and potatoes planted. I have chronicled what I am growing/how to garden for free/garden tasks and so on on a weekly basis, if you're interested in checking out my website: http://veganslivingofftheland.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

Now I know what the little worms are. I just cut them out. My problem is I only got two nice cucumbers this year, from 6 plants. This is my first garden in about 20 years. I think I had too much in a small garden. I plan on doubling the size of the garden for my winter garden.

Landscaping Dubai said...

It's always a great feeling to reap the first fruit/veg from your garden. ;)