When do you plant cucumber plants? Not in July. I can tell you that much.
Now that the cold weather has come around and it’s dropped into the 40s some nights, the cucumber plant is sad looking. I’m hoping that the two small pieces of fruit on it will grow some more, but I’ll have to wait and see.
Next year, I’ll definitely get the cucumber planted much earlier in the season.
Here’s what happened this year and why I planted it so late – I killed the first one and took too long to get the next one planted. No excuse except laziness.
The second one was growing nicely. It got to be so big that I had to move it across the backyard closer to allow it to climb up the fence.
A week or so later I was able to harvest my first cucumbers.
The downfall of the plant could’ve been a month ago when the leaves started to yellow. At the time I wasn’t concerned because they were still bearing fruit and blossoming, but that’s recently changed with the weather.
There are still small pieces of fruit on the tree that I’m hoping will grow to be larger, but the important lesson is to get the damned cucumber planted earlier in the season.
When do you usually get yours planted? When do you start your seeds?