Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Homegrown Spacemaster Container Cucumber

This is my first time planting cucumber.  A dear friend sent me some spacemaster cucumber seeds.  I like that it can be grown in containers and the plant doesnt creeps everywhere.  This productive plant is only 36 inches long, yet bears a big harvest of slender, smooth 7- to 8-inch cukes. The fruit is crisp and tasty, with a satisfying bite just right in a slicer. Spacemaster performs very well in a wide range of climates, and is resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Scab. Direct-sow seeds in a sunny spot or start indoors and transplant when the first true leaf appears. Cucumbers can be allowed to grow on the ground, but for longer, straighter fruit and to save garden space, grow them in a cage or on a trellis, allowing 1 foot between plants. Keep them well-watered, and keep the fruits picked promptly

My first time growing cucumber and the cucumber is just about 4"long...hehehe I think I have to wait for the second fruiting...maybe it will be longer and more fruits next harvest.  Thank you to my dear friend who sent the seeds to me.  

The ants not doing their job well..
.I have to hand pollinate them...some are successful some failed. 
 I managed to hand pollinate one fruit :)

After I fed them with Fish Amino Acid,,the bottom is heavier :p

Happy Gardening!

36 Inch Drawer Slides

My WB finally found the 36 " drawer slides online .  First we were quite skeptical about the drawer slides but after doing some check out, we found 36 in drawer slides perfect for our kitchen drawers. Homeowners and DIYer's are using these 36 " drawer slides for pull out shelves/drawers underneath staircases, beds and for deep pantry storage.  Sounds perfect for our kitchen cupboards. And especially for drawers with heavy loads will stay secure and the full extension keeps items at the back within easy reach. WB is so happy that he found the heavy duty drawer sliders.  WB is a DIY person and he loves to fix things up for me especially my kitchen and garden.

Good news for DIYers and ourselves :)