Sunday, June 5, 2011

Our first CUCUMBER!

I have tried to grow cucumbers in my own garden for 2 years.  The vines shoot up and the cutest little micro-cucumbers begin to form, I get super excited, thinking of the tzatziki and crunchy salads we'll be enjoying soon, only to find a day or two later, the fruit is shriveled and with it my culinary dreams.

This started happening in the community garden.  I believe it has something to do with pollination?, (Kirby and Dick, feel free to chime in with an educated explanation), but today I found the most beautiful 4-5"cuc on it's way to edibility!  The trellis is working great, supporting beans, cucumber vines and our very large and productive tomato plants.

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