Quick post tonight. Take a look! My first cucumber of the season. This is a lemon cucumber, a variety I have been growing for years. Even before we started building out a large garden, I always found a place to grow cucumbers. Cucumber production in the Puget Sound area can be a bit tricky because the plants do need some heat. This is why I am doing our primary cucumber growing in the greenhouse. This little guy came off a plant hanging in a Topsy Turvy planter in the greenhouse. I’m more than thrilled to have my first cucumber before July. I don’t think I’ve ever harvested a cucumber in Seattle in June before.
Oh, I am having some trouble with my cuke plants. I’ve got some powdery mildew problems. I’m going to try some diluted baking soda/soap solution to see if that helps, but if anyone has a better recommendation I’d love to hear it.