You may remember that we tried growing cucamelons this year. They took a while to germinate. I finally planted them out in June and we had our first fruit at the end of August.
In fairness, we had a fair crop of cucamelons, so I’m not complaining.
Cucamelons are perennials, and the Suttons website says this:
“Cucamelons can also be treated like a perennial providing you with fruit year-after-year. In late autumn once the fruiting period is over, lift the cucamelon’s main radish like root and store in barely moist compost in a garage or shed over winter. Plant out again in early April to achieve early fruiting.”
So I’m giving it a go…
Digging up the plants I found the roots to be tubers rather than radish-like, but they are now stored in a large pot of compost in the shed, where they will be frost free until spring. Look out for updates in April.
Talking about tubers, I also cut back the Jerusalem artichokes, and in the process I dug up a few artichokes for dinner.
I’m enjoying the last dry days. Surely they can’t last forever…
It is getting quite cold and we’ve had the first light frosts, but it has been largely dry for several weeks.