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Lemon Cucumbers are HERE!


We never got around to building a trellis for our lemon cucumber. We have been so busy with parties, family and friend visits that we kept on putting the task off. Of course we had a wicked heatspell (over 100 degrees) that caused our lemon cucmber to grow at a freakish rate.

All of a sudden the vines were out of the pot and all over the ground, climbing up the neigboring tomato cage….so i asked my husband to throw one of our extra texas tomato cages around it until I could figure out a better solution. When he did that, we found some almost mature lemon cucumbers!

Ironically, our friend Wendy was just over this weekend with a NEW passion for pickling, so hopefully we will have an abundant crop that we can share with her.



  1. Laura says:

    Tammy, thanks for your answer to my san marzano question. I checked your blog and I noticed that you are in San Rafael, not too far from me, I am just 10 minutes south, a little bit cooler maybe. I will try to fertilize the plants with some stone organic fertilizer, maybe they soil is depleted.

    Great garden you have, I am just behind you in harvesting, just picked the first string beans and zucchini. YUM!

  2. tammysf says:

    Hi Laura,

    Thanks for checking out my blog…first year gardening.

    Are you in Marin as well? Corte Madera or Mill Valley? I used to live in Mill Valley & Sausalito area but wanted to move where it was hotter during the summers for gardening and just hanging out.

    Re-reading your post on the san marzano, I wonder if you are "loving" it too much…maybe too much water and extra fert? I know that can cause the plant to yellow and sort of languish.

    ps. what type of beans are you growing? i am growing long beans and it is the only think not doing great. i was told they would not take off until it was hot (like now) but now i see something is eating them.


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