Tag: cucumber

Late Bloomer Lesson #1 for Garden Issues

Late Bloomer Lesson #1 for Garden Issues

| July 26, 2013 | 3 Replies

Late Bloomer Lesson #1 for Garden Issues covers a problem that has arisen in July in the Late Bloomer Garden. If you have downloaded my free ebook, “10 Steps to a Great First Garden,” (sign-up box on right), you will have heard of my LBL’s, or Late Bloomer Lessons. The beautiful, wondrous and sometimes frustrating thing about […]

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Cucurbit Issues, or Trouble in the Parkway

Cucurbit Issues, or Trouble in the Parkway

| September 6, 2012 | 10 Replies

I was doing some research last night trying to find out what was wrong with my lemon tree. Though I have more than a dozen green lemons developing, the leaves don’t look so good. I decided to take a closer look. On the undersides of a few leaves, I saw cottony puffs and an ant madly […]

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Upon Arrival

Upon Arrival

| August 19, 2012 | 12 Replies

I just returned from a few days in New England, and these are some of the things I found in my garden upon arrival. My first bloom of my Mexican Sunflowers. The packet says 6-8′ tall, however mine all look like they’ll be lucky to reach two feet. Wow, do they pack some color! Lots […]

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Tomato Trouble!

Tomato Trouble!

| July 21, 2012 | 8 Replies

I spent most of yesterday fussing over my tomatoes. I “didn’t get the memo” (from the movie “Batman Begins”) about pruning. As vines towered four feet over my head, I had to channel my inner contortionist to crawl into the jungle and clean up a big pile of limp or shriveled leaves and branches. That’s […]

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Taking Advice, or Not!

Taking Advice, or Not!

| July 14, 2012 | 5 Replies

Okay, I’m learning. I think it was Anna at oceannah.wordpress.com that said pick early and often to encourage more growth, so I discovered the larger of these two cucumbers today, and the other one I had been watching, and I picked them. I think they are supposed to get quite a bit larger, but I didn’t […]

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