First Flowering Fruit & Vege

First Male Cucumber Flower

The weather is finally warmer in my part of the world. Today temperatures actually reached 72! I am excited to plant all of my seedlings this weekend and hopefully the weather will keep.

First Open Alpine Strawberry Flower
Most of my seedlings are still under lights and so I was very surprised to see my first cucumber flower and lots of alpine strawberry flowers. I have read quite a bit about pinching/cutting off the male flowers. Is this a do or a don't?

Day 44

Alpine Strawberries Day 44
My life at work has been hectic these past couple weeks and as a result my garden (and blog) have suffered. I admit that there were days that I did not water my seedlings when I should have. I also discovered that my herb box garden flew right off of my balcony with this crazy wind we have been having. Now, I am back at it! My Alpine strawberries have made significant progress since my last post and are probably twice the height. I fed them fertilizer for acid loving plants (MiracleGro) which is commonly used for azalea's and they have been thriving since.

Cucumber roots along stem

I have found that my cucumber have white dots along their stems. I surmise that my cucumbers are trying to grow roots along their stem. Has anyone seen this before?

The blueberry tree that I bought as a bare bone twig has since developed lots of leaves and I am seeing the begging of flowers and later fruit. I am getting very excited for warm days and summer. Hopefully it will be here in no time!!