It’s no secret (because I’ve told you bunches of times) that I am a novice gardner! Novice might even be giving me too much credit actually. So when I broke down and bought a few plants from Lowe’s to plant in the garden and green house I kinda planted them without much rhyme or reason.
I did read the tags that came with the plants… sort of, and promptly disregarded the fact that it said to plant the cucumbers 6 feet apart! Well, who has that kind of space, I ask you?? Besides look at those itty-wee plants! They will be all lonely if I plant them that far apart!
So I didn’t. In fact, as you can see in the photo they may be 3 feet apart. Only it doesn’t count because I also popped in a couple of cucumber seeds “just to see” in between them. (Hee hee!) And I was pleased as punch when the little things actually sprouted!
See? How cute is that? I also have been keeping tabs on the other plants growth and am happy to say that they LIKE the greenhouse! This is looking promising.
See that little melon plant back there? Yeah, I have no hope for it any longer. Besides someone told me that they shouldn’t be planted with cucumbers because they can cross pollenate and create strange and not-so-desirable fruits. Hmmmm…. well, now I know.
Growing bigger! At this point I thought I should have set up a time laps camera to get a good grasp of just how fast and furiously this little plant was growing! But it still hadn’t dawned on me that this was just the beginning…
I put in a tomato cage thinking maybe it might like something to climb, but it mostly ignored it. I was trying to ensure that the poor little watermelon plant would have at least some space, but nah.
Then a couple of days ago I went to check on it again and THIS is the horror I beheld!!
Another angle, you can see there’s pepper plants on the other end… for now, and the melon is valiantly trying to hang on down here on this end.
I can see now why the little tag said to keep 6 feet of space between them. Even so, I don’t have that much space, so we will just have to see what (if anything) comes of the crowded cucumber plants, and the poor plants that share the bed with it! 😉 Still… this little blossom was promising!