2016

My Cucumber Plant.

Here is a photograph of my cucumber plant. The plant has flowered in many places, but so far only one flower has developed into what resembles a cucumber. This is a poor show as we are approaching September and I am expecting many cucumbers to come forth, as in previous years. However this is the first time I have grown them in the potting shed, they usually grow in the cold frame at the back of the house, so it's an experiment. Keep your fingers crossed for me, I will post another photograph of the cucumber plant next week.

7 comments:

Hammer said...

I've never seen them on the plant.

Nice picture. Hope you get some more before the growing season ends.

My-Art said...

Me too. They are unusual in the way they grow. Like a vine, the plant throws off tendrils which wrap around objects. They have the most beautiful delicate yellow flowers whcih eventually develop into cucumbers.

Omega said...

pretty plant and i love your blue owl! it's super cute:)

Max said...

Hello Paul!

Nice plant! I love eating cucumber, but I had never seen its plants (I know, I know...but hey, I am a city girl...I am such an ignorant when it comes to vegetal growing lol)!

Nice pic though!
When I saw the owls, it reminded me of:
"The owls are not what they seem!" which reminded me of your painting (the black one) which I shall go back to and comment on it, one of these days...

Cheers!

Max said...

By the way: my fingers are crossed :).

Blasphemous and Offensive said...

Paul!

Your cucumber is beautiful! I used to grow pumpkins and other squash, so here's a tip for you.

If you pinch a few of the other blossoms off and don't let them develop into full fruit, the remaining blossoms and fruits will grow larger.

I don't know if you want monster cucumbers or not, but there you have it.

I'll keep your cucumber in my blasphemous prayers.

GAY BIPOLAR GUY said...

That's a cucumber?! No way. That's one of those creatures that crawl into your ear and eat your brain to get to the other ear. Sleep with one eye open, my friend.