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Cukes a Go-Go!


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The Marketmore Cucumbers in the greenhouse on Gerry’s allotment are now producing Cukes like nobody’s business! So many that I brought home 8-10 yesterday! I also left one for my brother, Ken, who had been helping me on my allotment, Plot 12A, & I also gave one to Amparo, a Spanish lady who has come to Huntingdon for a month’s holiday & is living very close to us.

When I saw Gerry at church on Sunday morning I told him that he could take some from the greenhouse as well – much to my great surprise he told me he had already picked 10-12 during the week!!! I had no idea there had been enough for us both to pick so many!

About a month or so ago I was very worried that the plants weren’t producing any fruit yet that I posted a question asking what I could do to cause the plants to produce fruit! There were no end of flowers but only a couple of Cukes!

The photos are of the Cukes in the greenhouse on the allotment.

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Thats the way with cucumbers, we wait patiently for the first one and then get a glut, lovely tasting one of your own though, hope the rest of your produce does as well Balcony...

6 Aug, 2012


You've got plenty there :o) Pitty they all came together, but it's nice to have enough for both you and Gerry.

6 Aug, 2012


That's the problem, Hywel, as you rightly say they all come at the same time & there's nothing you can do about it!

I was talking to 2 guys on the allotments field this morning & we all 3 agreed that many of our vegetables all come at the same time & there's no way you shift your produce to others! I freeze some of my produce but you can't do that with Cucumbers!

11 Aug, 2012

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