Corinne's Grow Logs

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Yummm.... Congrats, Corinne!
Yummm.... Congrats, Corinne! May you munch many more!

Did you dress it? In the salad.

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Today I harvested my first
Today I harvested my first ripe Tasty Jade(Thanks Beth and Ginger) and it was a real treat. The cuke was delicious chilled , very crisp and juicy with tender skin. I had the entire cuke in a lovely salad at lunchtime today.
Now that that one is harvested I am hoping the smaller ones get larger and I can enjoy more from the plant.
I am so glad I read the posts from Beth and Ginger zbout this project!
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Yup, harvest it and enjoy!
Yup, harvest it and enjoy! Cucumbers are a bit serial in their ripening, often ripening from roots-out on the vine. First piggy in line for water from the roots, takes all.  If too many babies are trying to grow in parallel, just pinch some off. Other flowers will happen along later.

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My First cuke is really
My First cuke is really great. However, the babies are remaining babies and feel rather rough and coarse..not growing. I water the plant regularly. Also fed it a bit . What else can I do to encourage maturity of the babies? I am wondering if harvesting that lone cuke would encourage others to 'get on with it'.


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Gorgeous, Corinne - well
Gorgeous, Corinne - well done!

I love cucumbers. Sliced, bit of salt, Marukan lite seasoned rice vinegar. Yummmm. Just had one last night.

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The top soil dries out



The top soil dries out quickly because of the soil mix and Vermiculite. I am trying not to overwater.
Several babies are on the plants now and I see flowers every few days.



The first Jade to form is maturing nicely.
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Nice! Won't be long now.
Nice! Won't be long now. That's one of the things I love about cukes - much faster at developing fruit than the tomato/pepper/eggplant family.

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  I woke up to some flowers
 
I woke up to some flowers hidden under the leaves!
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Ick... I grew beans in an
Ick...

I grew beans in an Aerogarden exactly once. Ick... I know what you mean. Some traumas give flashbacks.

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Well let me tell you about my
Well let me tell you about my disaster with gnats!! A few years ago the earthbox was on the sunporch and there was such a sudden infestation that they went into the house, into the sink drains and EVERYWHERE! I put sticky cards next to the box at night and by morning they were LITERALLY covered..it looked like velvet covering the cards. It was disgusting. At night they would flit around my face. I was afraid of one going up my nose or in my mouth as I slept. It was the first infestation of any kind that I have EVER experienced and I am cautios NEVER to go through that ever ever ever again. If I see gnats on a plant...out it goes..regardless.Even after I dumped the box they were around..in drains etc. It took a good while to finally rid the house of those pests. Never again. Fortunately they never bothered the AG's..maybe because of the movement of the pump,I dunno.

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