Monday, June 9, 2008

Growing Challenge Update: Beans, Zucchini, Cucumber

2008_0608image0002This is the yellow zucchini which is growing nicely so far.  I'm pretty sure I have these too close together.

 

2008_0608image0005This is the cucumber lemon that I am growing because the great people over at Baker Creek sent me some free seeds with my last order.  I have no clue what these are or what they'll taste like but I'm pretty excited!

 

2008_0608image0004Bush beans today.  It's growing like crazy.  Are those holes from a bug or is that normal wear and tear?

Be sure to check in on the other peeps that are participating in the growing challenge

7 comments:

  1. I do think the zucchinis are planted too close together. I only grow one plant for our family, because they are so prolific. You can only eat so much zucchini bread. One easily fills a 3-4' space with big prickly leaves and big squash blossoms. Check under those leaves, so you don't miss a hidden 2' zucchini.

    I meant to get some lemon cokes, and forgot. Someone gave me great refrigerator pickles made of lemon cucumber slices last year. They are about the size of a baseball. Enjoy!

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  2. Amazing how quickly these things grow! they look promising!

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  3. Everything looks great in your garden! You might watch the beans, though. I get the same holes in mine, and it's a bug, and you'll need some dust for them. (Sevin Dust or something like it) Good luck!

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  4. Lemon cucumbers are great...I usually get a good supple from a friend who always grows them.

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  5. Yup, the zucchini's ARE too close! They need to be about 3 ft apart... they get VERY big!

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  6. If you just have the two zucchini plants, I would leave them. I often plant 2 seeds next to each other. If you have good soil, it should be okay.

    Lemon cukes are great, I've grown them for years. I like the fact that they come on later, when some of the other cucumbers are waning.

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  7. Thanks for the info, everybody! I'm glad to hear that the lemon cucumbers are so good. Now, I'm excited!

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