Planting season 2011 has begun! I set up the cucumber Earthbox today (17 April 2011) and seeded for 3 Tasty Jade cucumber plants. I acquired a trellis system for the EB. We'll see how it works. EB set up to exacting instructions - using Miracle Grow potting mix, Espoma lime and fertilizer.
30 May: Six week old cuc doing well. Not enjoying the recent hot weather, but baby cucs forming.
7 June: On the way to a good harvest - 12 baby cucs forming (unlike the indoor cuc where I'm glad one cuc is growing at a time!). Plants healthy, adding MG bloom food once a week. Letting it dry out somewhat in between waterings. Still have one indoor cuc in fridge - what a great grow to have cucs all year!
13 June 2011: Two cucs ready to pick! 57 days from planting seeds to full size cucs!
9 July 2011: Cucs cut up and ready for bread and butter pickles (sweet pickles). I'm the only one who likes sweet pickle slices so all 8 pints are mine!
10 July 2011: Grow terminated, plants are slowing down and garden cucs are maturing.