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West Indian Gherkins

Post  Chopper on 7/11/2012, 4:50 am

Since I cannot have the garden I want due to my vagabond lifestyle, I force myself on others. I helped one friend plant some containers. One of the plants we bought was a West Indian Gherkin. I think they are cuke-like. I picked one today and then lost it so have not tried it yet.

They are prickly and small and round. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with them. Not sure when they are ripe but the stem on the one I picked seems to be drying so I think it was OK. Let me know if you know anything. I assume you peel and eat as is?

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Lost a spaghetti squash b/c the pot it was in was not draining. The poor thing drowned. The watermelon had a lot of leaf miners but I picked off the infected leaves and am hoping that does it.


Tomatoes look great so my ultimate evil plan of having fresh tomatoes this summer may pay off after all. All are a little behind the curve but no worries.





I am moving within the next few days so my traveling potato bin will go with me. And I realized once the taters are out I can still plant in that. I think I will have enough sun exposure to carry it off. Never say die!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/11/2012, 7:39 am

Those gherkins look interesting. Hopefully someone has experience with them and chimes in.
Good luck with the move. I've wondered if the travelling potatoes were still around! Look forward to an update on them once you are settled. Hope things settle down for you soon Chopper.

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