I have very little to report this week — other than my first-ever lemon cucumber. I loved it. It’s just the right size for a single diner, and it made my son laugh when I told him about it. I’m rather proud of it. It came out of my beginner’s, overstuffed gardening container, and it had to battle its way to sunlight. He’s a champ in my book.
I’m glad I have something to highlight because otherwise, I’m in a bit of a gardening bust. In fact, if I weren’t such an optimist, I’d be pessimistic about my gardening future now. All of my fall root crops — radish, beets, and turnips — came up leggy. I think I’ve mentioned that I battle shade here. Next spring before the leave come out I may have better luck. I’m also a little confused because I’ve successfully grown tomatoes and peppers and cucumbers in the same place. Additionally, I’m seeing leafminers in all my greens. So once my tomatoes and cucumbers dry up, I’m done for this year. But . . . there’s always next year.
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