Saturday, May 28, 2016

Container Gardening: Cucumbers

This year we're experimenting with container gardening and I thought you might like to see how our cucumbers are doing ...



Here's a picture of the overall pot ... want to see what's underneath all those leaves?




baby cucumbers ...




more baby cucumbers ...




and yet, more baby cucumbers!

There are many more that are not shown.  We are so pleased with how the cucumbers are producing.

Here's what we did and are doing to get these results ...

We took a really large pot ...
filled the bottom with some rocks for drainage ...
filled the pot with garden soil and some of our homemade compost ...
planted straight eight heirloom seeds and as soon as they were up and growing, added a tomato cage to the pot ...
when the cucumbers started running we wound the vines in and around the tomato cage ...
water daily (container gardening requires more water than traditional gardening) ...
fertilize with a liquid fertilizer about every two weeks...

and you're looking at the results!

We expect to be harvesting cucumbers in the coming up week.

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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$5 or Less Pantry Challenge: May 28th, 2016

We had some errands to run in town today so I gathered up my coupons and CVS Extracare Bucks and off we went ... here's what we scored at CVS (and Sam's Club) for less than $5!!!


Total out of pocket for everything shown was $2.13 (this total includes taxes)!

In addition, we earned $2.50 in Extracare Bucks that we can use on our next CVS shopping trip.

(The two travel size toothpastes came from a kiosk at Sam's Club ... they were free!)

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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 Thank you for using my Amazon affiliate link when placing your Amazon orders.  I earn a small percentage that doesn't increase what you pay.


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