My first cucumber…

Strictly speaking, I haven’t got any cucumbers – what I have instead is a seedling which I hope will grow into a plant, survive the transfer outside and produce cucumbers for me. It is however the first time I have attempted this as I previously lived under the belief that I would need a greenhouse for them.


Spot the cucumber seedling

The variety I have (Burpless Tasty Green F1 Hybrid) can be grown in or outdoors, so I may keep a plant inside. But I have allocated a part of my garden to cucumbers this year. I just need to turn the compost heap again….

© Helen Butt, May 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to My first cucumber…

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely post Helen thank you for sharing have a blessed evening

  2. I’m growing these too, plus a Crystal Apple cucumber which are a lovely round cue, very unusual. I’ve got one plant outside in a raised bed and the others are in the greenhouse – more to stop them being eaten by creatures (!) than anything else though. I’ve got a plastic crate on top of the one in the bed to see if that will save it 🙂

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