Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Urban Gardener Weekend Update: Watering system beats the heat; where are the cukes?
We've set the timer to go off twice a day, at 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for five minutes each time.
While we tried to keep cool in Lake Minewaska, the plants really thrived in the heat. The eggplants exploded with ripe fruit that is ready for harvest. The tomato plants must've grown several inches taller and we have plenty of green tomatoes growing fast. One concern: our cucumbers are flowering, but so far, no fruit. As the cukes are a new vegetable for us, I don't know if they're slow to fruit or just not getting the right stuff. If anyone knows about growing cukes, please leave a post on the site with your advice!