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    Default first cucumber for the year

    I planted a few cuc seeds back in early winter, surprisingly they germinated, must still have been warm enough, however during winter growth was slow with only a few new leaves, it's now upto 6' high, for dinner (midday) I usually have greens of some sort, I also have some pak choi doing nicely, so I pull a few leaves off the outside of the plant, doesn't seem to worry it at all, just puts on more leaves, so with a cucumber looking ready that was dinner sorted.
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    The black stuff on the pak choi is balsamic vinegar, the acetic acid in the vinegar is very good for the gut bacteria so they tell us, the cuc is suyo long variety, nice and crisp and no need to peel it, this is picked early but still perfectly edible, I could have left it a bit longer to allow it to fill out a little more, I'll get a few feeds out of the cuc.



    Pete

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    Just shows the size of this country - I'm in the Central Tablelands of NSW near Mudgee and we are still being done over by doozies of frosts - no self-respecting cucumber would dare germinate let alone bear fruit.

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    I haven't seen a frost here where I am, mind you I don't get up that early on rare occasions in specific locales it might happen, I had a quick read up on frost, some plants benefit from a frost, some root crops and the brassicas, interestingly cucs were mentioned as being able to tolerate some frost.
    I think it has been another warmish winter with only a few nights anything below 10, couple of nights ago it was down to 6, too cold for me!!!



    Pete

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