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A Cucumber Plant Made for Container Gardening

by Fern on November 11, 2008

in Fruits & Vegetables

I realize that now is not the time for those of us in the northern hemisphere to be thinking about cucumbers, but file away this post for spring. I came across another miniaturized vegetable! ‘Bush Slicer’ Cucumber forms tidy mounds suitable for growing in containers and produces 6 inch cukes in record time.

While you’re checking out the cukes, there are also ‘Little Prince’ Eggplants.

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Nancy Bond November 11, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Wow! I’ll definitely keep an eye out for this compact beauty!

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Kaci November 11, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Oh man. I love cucumbers, blueberries, AND tomatoes. They’re my favorite! You just totally made my day! Spring just can’t come fast enough! :)

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Fern November 11, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Nancy — Let me know what you think.

Kaci — Woot. I hit the trifecta! :-)

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Cindy November 12, 2008 at 9:24 am

Those eggplants are too cute. They would be perfect in a stirfry.

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Fern November 12, 2008 at 11:51 am

Cindy — Eggplant stirfry sounds good. Between your stirfry idea and Sarada’s comments about curry, my tummy is doing some serious grumbling.

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Sarada November 12, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Fern, This is exactly what I wanted to know when I buy seeds, whether they are good for containers or not. I will keep an eye on this website to buy some seeds before spring. Usually each packet has more than enough seeds, do you all swap the extra seeds? do this year’s seeds work out next year, if I store them?

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Fern November 12, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Sarada — Some seeds last longer than others, but most are good for at least a year. It depends on the plant variety how long they will last. Renee’s Garden (the seed company that has both the cukes and the eggplants) has special seed collections for plants well suited to container gardening.

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Gen Schmidt November 12, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Wow!! I’m going to be recommending these to clients who do container gardening, and to my Mom. Thanks for the tip!

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Fern November 12, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Gen — Cool! Let me know what they think.

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Jordan November 14, 2008 at 9:01 am

Hi Fern,

Thanks for this great post! I had seen this plant a while back but had forgotten about it, but thanks to your post you reminded me about it! My fiancee and I are currently living in a house with a smaller yard so this miniaturized ‘Bush Slicer’ cucumber plant sounds like the perfect solution for us. We just love our vegetables and this one will definitely be something we have to try!

By the way, your blog is great!

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Fern November 14, 2008 at 11:43 am

No problem Jordan! I bet it will work great in your yard.

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Adriana December 16, 2008 at 9:29 am

I have “Little Prince” eggplant seeds. I’m incorporating those into the eventual front yard landscape.

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