My first cucumber harvest!
Also known as:
- Cucumis sativus
- Sun/Part shade
- Fertile, well drained soil
- Sow 40cm apart
- Tropics/subtropics plant year round
- Temperate and cold climates plant after the last frost
My daughter is a fussy eater. It’s probably karma. I know my own mother had many frustrating evenings trying to make me eat my dinner. My daughter does, however, love salad vegetables which is a great relief when balancing her diet. I can put half a cucumber in her lunchbox and know that it will be devoured happily. She will also eat salad as a tv snack. I can’t cook any vegetables that she will eat. She even eats her broccoli raw, but I can’t really complain about that! She LOVES to browse through the vegetable garden and eat whatever is ripe for harvest (except tomatoes!) so it makes perfect sense for me to add this annual to my crops.
This year I planted cucumber for the first time and to my delight the compact bush variety that I chose has germinated easily and the growth is encouraging. It takes 8-10 weeks for the flowers to appear. I will be hoping to see them towards the end of May.
Watch this space for more details in the coming months!
Wishing you vigourous growth in your kitchen garden,
Jane Grows Garden Rooms