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With the weather turning suddenly cold, I'm pretty sure my little garden is heading toward frosty oblivion. So far I've had one cucumber and one pepper this summer, though I do have two more cukes and a bunch more peppers on the vine, including a batch of jalapenos.
Of the two cucumber plants, one is small and makes all of the fruit, while the other is massively vegetative and has had an assload of flowers, but never made any cucumbers at all.

Meh. My eating habits have changed considerably enough that it's not that big a deal. I'd still like to be able to have peppers though, as I can certainly cut them up and freeze them for cooking throughout the tear, and the price to buy them in the store is fluffily outrageous. Cukes I can still get at the store, though having them on the vine is handy, and Jalapenos are still less than a buck a pound at Cub.

I've thought about making a little greenhouse to extend their growing time, but I don't think it's worth the amount of time and effort for the return I'd get. I'm really not very good at the whole gardening thing, and all it would really buy me is a couple more weeks of growing season. It's not like I don't have other stuff to do. If I get the front porch cleared out, I might move them in there just because it already has the windows and is gonna be warmer than the outside anyway, particularly once the insulation is in place.

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g33kgoddess
Sep. 10th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Perhaps you could put them in the porch and set up a grow light?

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