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    FINALLY, a cucumber!

    Zeldaz
    Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:22 am
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    Growing cucumbers in the desert has been a problem (tomatoes, too). Despite the automatic irrigation system, the foliage usually turns crispy and the plant fails. I FINALLY found a variety that is doing well this year (Suyo Long) and just harvested the first of what I hope will be many! Any desert gardeners out there with wisdom about varieties of individual veggies that do well in heat and dry conditions?
    duonyte
    Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:34 pm
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    I am getting cucumbers the last few days, which is great. I love picking them before they are at the bloated stage that you find in the supermarkets. Just delicious, but I've got to eat more - already sharing with neighbors. Waiting for tomatoes. My neighbor has some turning red, but he got his in two weeks before I did.
    Zeldaz
    Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:40 pm
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    We've been getting some Romas, smallish. but ripe. Not my choice of tomato, but at least they don't curl up and die in this environment. I have to pay 5.00/lb for heirlooms in the supermarket, or go to the Farmer's Market for local hydroponic beefsteaks. Sigh. But, oh, the MELONS! Pecos melon stands are open now, melons picked when ripe, not before, and like ambrosia!
    Anyway, the Suyo cukes are still producing, so they will be my variety of choice in the future.
    duonyte
    Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:43 am
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    We have had almost no tomatoes. My neighbor says he's identified a fungus, but I've just had no flowers. Usually I cannot keep up with them. Cucumbers are coming in great, except for one plant, which looks like it's dying. I pick a couple or three each day. No peppers, last year they grew like crazy and produced huge amounts. Disappointing year.

    The fig tree has a lot of little figs on it, hoping they ripen. If we have an early frost, they won't make it. But it's still early August.
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