More morning delights!

No, I won’t keep you guessing today. This is a cucumber – and a fertilised one at that.


My first real cucumber

After spying the first baby cucumber, I did an internet search and discovered a page which said that indoors cucumbers shouldn’t be fertilised as this makes them bitter. So, erring on the side of caution, I decided to follow this advice.

Thing is, this poor little cuc now feels so unloved it is dying. I therefore realised that in future I would be in there with my paintbrush to give fertilisation a better chance. As with the aubergine, even one fruit would be excellent at this moment in my gardening life… but I can see another baby with a flower about to open, so maybe I can get hopeful for more?

© Helen Butt, August 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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2 Responses to More morning delights!

  1. mybrightlife says:

    Holding thumbs! My first aubergine got eaten by the monkeys! At least you won’t have that problem!

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