Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quote of the Day And The Cucumber 'Tree'

Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.
Gertrude Stein

This cone shaped cage is covered with wire mesh that the plant climbs up.  The lady told me yesterday that every flower produces a cucumber unlike most cukes grown around here called Straight Eights that have to have both male and female flowers to cross pollination.  This English cucumber plant needs no bees according to her.  She says it's quite a sight to see the long veggies hanging all over the plant as it reaches new heights and in this case about 6 feet high.  This is a great way to conserve space in small gardens and patios. 

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