image Galloping Cucumbers

I just wanted to share with you an amazing thing about growing our cucumbers this year.

We generally grow Lebanese cucumbers against a climbing frame sharing that garden with spring onions and silver beet. The cucumbers do climb a little by themselves and we help them a lot by taking the lateral growth and threading it through the climbing wires.

Accidentally (ha) this time we used one of our aluminium frames to protect the silver beet from moths with the frame fairly hard against the young cucumber seedlings.

Galloping Cucumbers (1)

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Apart from unlatching a couple of tendrils from the protective frame, we noticed that the cucumber was climbing upwards at a rapid rate by itself, with no sign of the lateral growth that we’d experienced before. They’ve almost reached the top of the climbing wire.

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We’re happy with this outcome and as I was taking these photos I saw and heard many bees, so the flowers will be well taken care of. All is well with the Small Urban Farm World.

Galloping Cucumbers (3)

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Thanks for joining me at Our Small Farm, see you next time. LINDA

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