Every year we plant cucumbers, melons and courgettes. Every year, within days they’ve run amok straggling far and wide leaving us no clue as to where we actually planted the bloomin’ things. Not a problem unless you need to water them. And, with water so precious for us we hate wasting a drop.
This year, we actually remembered to do what we always say we should and since it has worked out so well I thought I should share. Here is my Top Cucumber Growing Tip:
When you plant any form of cucurbit – cucumbers, melons, courgettes, squashes etc ALWAYS tap a stick into the ground next to the planting hole. Then when the rampaging plants do there thing you can still see where you should be watering.
It’s the small achievements which make organic vegetable growing so much fun!
I apologise that this fantastic cucumber tip will be a bit late for many of you but bookmark it and remember for next year. It really does help. No more trying to memorise the vegetable plot!