|Cucumber "Iznik F1"|
One plant is in a big pot just outside the Living-Room door, surrounded by herbs, Sweet Peas and Aquilegias:
As you can see, I have put into the pot a trio of canes (5 foot long), around which I will train the plant.
The other two plants are down near the big Woodblocx raised bed, in a huge tub made from half of an old water-butt:
They look far from strong, but I do think they will survive, now that we have hopefully seen the last of the cold nights. I have given them a big dose of plant-food to boost them up.
The plants sheltering in the lee of the big tub are my spare tomato plants. They look just as good as the "main" plants I potted up. I think it would be a great shame to just throw them on the compost, so I have promised them to a friend (one of my regular "garden helpers"). She always accepts spare plants because any she can't use herself go to a plant sale in aid of our local hospital.
I really do hope the cucumbers manage to pull through, because I know how much my two "English" granddaughters love cucumbers! I say "English" granddaughters because of course these days we have a "French" one too. I wonder if she will like cucumbers when she is older? I expect so, since her mother seems to have inherited the green fingers.