Lemon Cucumbers

July 6, 2013 in Gardening by Joe

The vegetable garden is coming along quite nicely! I’ve already started to pull out some tasty vegetables such as radishes and cucumbers. The massive summer squash plant is starting to throw out its long yellow treats and I’m trying to be patient and not pick them. I’m hungry!

Lemon cucumber plant However the one thing I’ve been waiting on to start producing is the new lemon cucumber plant I tried out this year. The lemon cucumber has become quite prolific with its blooms from the soil all the way up to the end of the 6 foot sprawling plant. Still no sign of any fruits starting to grow yet though which I find strange since it has been blooming for several weeks or more. With the amount of flowers that are on this lemon cucumber plant, if they all start to fruit at the same time, I hope they are really good because I’m going to have a lot of them!

Now that I’m well into the growing season I’ve already decided that next year I will be changing the layout of the raised cinder block garden. Everything is growing fine and doing good but there are some things that are getting crowded out with the squash and cauliflower plants. I can see I’m already going to have a slightly hard time seeing when my tomato plants that are in the middle back start to ripen.

As it is right now it’s set up as a roughly 5′ x 5′ square. To save room in the yard and give everything else a better area to grow I’m going to change the cinder block garden layout to a very long rectangle that will be 1′x12′ or 2′x6′.

This is how things are looking as of today. Full and lush! To remedy my crowding issue I turned a tomato cage upside down so I could contain and “train” the squash plant to grow up instead of out. Can’t really see how much the squash is contained in the second photo but if the cage wasn’t being utilized the eggplant and cauliflower would be hidden from sight.

cinder block vegetable garden Yellow squash plantOnce the lemon cucumbers decide to give up the goods I’ll let you all know what they taste like and if it’s a winner or a loser.