How hard can it be to grow a few edibles in the garden?
Well, harder than I thought. Take your cucumber – tricky little devil. On my second attempt now – the first batch just, well, collapsed and died! Not through over watering as I first thought – I think it was because I neglected them – nay! abandoned them! on the cold conservatory windowsill when the temperature plummeted for one night to almost zero!
So here they are – the second batch – basking in the almost tropical heat of the kitchen windowsill. I’m afraid to move them now!
They are actually outdoor cukes and below are the ones I planted directly outside: not died off – yet! – happy in their 5 star accommodation – cosseted, in fact, I’d say!
So their fate lies with my limited (but rapidly expanding!) horticultural knowledge and the fickle English climate.
I know! Stick to courgettes! But I want to grow one of these!