Pepper & Cucumber Update

Written by Chris on May 3rd, 2010

The cucumber is finally starting to fruit. The li’l cukes are teensy tiny compared to the squash. The flowers are also much smaller.

Earthbox Cucumber

Spacemaster Cucumber Baby

Finally getting some peppers forming too.

Earthbox Jalpeno

First Jalapeno

Earthbox Serrano Pepper

First Serrano

 

5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Rachael says:

    OOOOOH, I’m jealous! None of my serrano seeds sprouted, but then they did all come from serrano I purchased at the store and farmer’s market. Maybe I just need to purchase seed. Oh, well.

    • Chris says:

      Actually, I bought the serrano and the jalapeno in 4″ pots from a nursery because I did not think of growing them until too late. The other four peppers in that Earthbox I did start from seed (two poblano, one bell and one anaheim). They are all about equal in size now–the ones I started from seed were much smaller than the nursery-bought plants, but the all evened out after a few weeks.

    • Darth Paul says:

      I never have luck sprouting any type of pepper. EVER. I always have to buy seedlings.

  2. JJ says:

    When are you expecting the cucumbers to grow to full-size? I am also looking for good recipes for the cucumbers but am hoping to use recipes from other growers. Any ideas?

    • Darth Paul says:

      I use cucs in kimchi, but most people I know can’t stand kimchi. It’s supereasy to make, though.

      I also use them to make maast. It’s a persian oniony yogurt dip that’s a nice alternative to ranch dressing (WAY less sodium, too).

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