Encouraged by Cucumbers

It’s not just cucumbers.

It’s their real-life example of the power of growth. From that first tendril that took hold one month ago…

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To the fecund vine that has taken over my garden’s fenceline…

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It’s the natural fundamental. This propensity to flower and fruit. This inherent directive to evolve. The fulfillment of a destiny.

All, only possible through the necessary ingredients: sunlight, water, soil.

Tonight, I imbibe the fruit of encouragement.

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2 Comments

  1. When I tried planting cucumbers in tomato cages last year, it didn’t seem to work. I thought they didn’t like clinging to the metal, it seemed like they were avoiding it. But yours seem perfectly happy growing up the fence. I’m mystified! I’m glad I saw this though… thanks.

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    1. We are growing a Japanese variety and the gardens in our neighborhood seem to do well with these cukes climbing metal fences. I’m using it to not only grow food, but use it as a buffer to keep the feral chickens from even considering trying to get into the garden! Thanks for reading!

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