Gardening note to self

If I grow the Miniature White Cucumbers again next year, try growing them on a trellis or netting instead of tying them to stakes.

Also, every review I can find says they rarely go over 3ft in height.  My 3 original stalks are all a solid 3ft or taller (the tallest is 43″ tall as of a few minutes ago), and all three are still growing.  All three have put off numerous side shoots, the tallest of the side stalks also measures a solid 3ft and the shortest aren’t much short of that.

Also, 3 of these plants is likely to be plenty if even half the current baby cucumbers mature!

4 Comments

  1. Ping from greg:

    Sounds like my scarlett emperor runner beans. It says 6 feet, but those bad boys are over 8 now, and look like they would have 10 feet if I had the right supports for them.

    • Ping from Wendy from NY:

      This is not related to this post, but to an older one you had about a certain little bug, not that long ago. I saw this on another blog, and thought you could look these up and see if it fits the description:

      Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

      • Ping from Ruth:

        I got a tentative ID of a Bee Fly elsewhere, possibly Bombylius major. I have seen Hoverflies though, I hope the local ones are the bug eating ones!

        Thank you though!

    • Ping from Ruth:

      Greg, guess that means we’re doing something right!