I’ll be trying…

the new-to-me cucumber Salt and Pepper this year.  It’s a mini white cucumber, with black spines which easily rub off, and only grows to about 4″/10 cm.  I decided on this variety after reading the good review on the More Veg webpage.

As usual I’ll only be growing one plant, which generally provides me with more than enough fruit plus lots to give away.  I’ll start one plant off at home on the windowsill late April before taking it to the plot to harden off then plant out early June.  If for any reason I have problems doing this there will still be time to sow a seed direct under a clear plastic bottle, which I have done a couple of times before.

I’ve not done much plotting so far this week, just hoed and weeded where I’ll be growing the beans and sweet corn.

I also cut down the old sedum flower heads and stems now that new growth has  appeared.


Take care, and have a good weekend!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

16 thoughts on “I’ll be trying…”

  1. That sounds like a good cucumber to try. I like the mini varieties, Mick doesn’t eat cucumber so they’re just the perfect size for one.


  2. Looks like a good one to try, will be interesting to see the end result. It’s nice to grow new varieties of something you like, or just something completely different. I try to do that each year. Karen x


  3. I’ve noticed mini cucumbers for sale in the supermarkets here in the US. They call them Persian cucumbers. It will be interesting to hear what you think of your new variety.


  4. An interesting little cucumber and looks like not a lot of seeds. Liz mentioned the Persian cucumbers — those are my favorite because skin is very thin, seeds are few, and they’re just the right size.


  5. That looks like a great variety of cucumber. I love seeing the new sedum growth at this time of year, it’s such a great plant all year round, I used to love having it at the allotment. Have a good weekend Flighty. CJ xx


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