July 15th, 2008

Test Gardener Update: Bill Nunes

Daytime highs hovering around 100F have cucumbers growing like a California wildfire here. Some of the vines are neatly climbing the string trellis I’m constantly building for them, but loose branches race toward neighboring beds.

The hybrid test variety was the first to start and produces a bounteous harvest every couple of days. My old standby Straight Eight started about a week later and but has not yet approached the production of this new hybrid.
Armenian cukes have also grown up overnight after I found the very first one just a few days ago. Even the Persian Green Fingers and Japanese cucumbers will have fruits ready this week leaving only the heirloom Lemons to bring up the rear.

Fortunately a few regular customers buy an enormous number each week to keep me from being overrun. If only the tomatoes would do likewise…

Comments

    Keep us posted, Bill. Gardening jounals are always so interesting which I think is due to the personal garden owner touch. I really do enjoy the articles.
    All the best,
    Chris

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