First cuke of the season

Lemon cucumber
Lemon cucumber

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.

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6 Responses to First cuke of the season

  1. KitsapFG says:

    Wow! Good Work Sandy! That is indeed impressive to get a cuke this early in our area. And here I was feeling pleased just to have some decent vining growth finally going on!

  2. Dan says:

    Very nice, can’t wait for my first cuke.

  3. Cynthia says:

    OMG I am so jealous!! My cucumber plants still only have 2-3 leaves on them! Do I need to build a greenhouse too? 😀

  4. cynthia says:

    Congratulations KitsapFG. I planted cucumbers the end May along the fence of my back yard. This was my first time planting cucumbers. I am excited to record that my husband have already eaten two cucumbers and there are currently ten to twelve cucumbers on the vine. Some are ready to be picked this weekend while the others are still developing. This might have been beginners luck but I encouraged to do this again next year and will add zucchuni and squash to the garden. Take care and happy gardening.

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