We've grown a number of varieties of cucumbers. We're lucky to have a bee-friendly yard since it takes more than a dozen visits to produce a straight cucumber!
Both are poona kheeras!
We've enjoyed the small, yellow, round Lemon cucumbers. They're very prolific and very tasty and somewhat resistant to pests.
If given free rein they do spread through adjacent garden beds.
Poona kheeras are interesting. They can be eaten when they're young (the yellow one in the photo), but as they mature, they become brown, and they're equally delicious.
Our cucumber sprawling out, not up
We have rarely been successful at getting cucumbers to grow vertically—it might take more consistent training to keep the vines on a trellis or fence.
With our increased demand for garden space we need to work on this.
Cucumber blossoms are much smaller than most squash blossoms, but they have the same basic structure—and they must be pollinated.
This cucumber beetle is a sucking insect. Although it's called a cucumber beetle, it also attack other cucurbits, such as this squash it's investigating.
|13||33||We had some success using the kaolin clay to deter beetles that cause wilt|