Spacemaster Cucumber

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Another one of my hobbies this summer has been gardening in pots. Erin bought me a packet of Spacemaster Cucumber seeds, which I tried to start 3 times before ¬†finally getting some surviving (and thriving) plants! The first few batches were either eaten by our roommate’s cats, or killed by night-time temperatures. After much ado, we finally got a little cuke!

cucumber

Spacemaster cucumbers are bred to live in pots, so they are smaller plants (and I assume, smaller cucumbers). I might try to raise some indoors this winter. I have to say, there’s nothing that can beat the taste of a fresh cucumber from your garden. Unfortunately my plants got a terrible case of powdery mildew and probably won’t produce another any more cucumbers this year. I might get a UV light though, and keep some plants around the house. We have some thriving basil, ginger, and jackfruit that I would like to bring inside for the winter…

cucumber and strawberry

cucumber and strawberry

ginger

ginger

 

Knitted Sweater

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A few months ago I bought a sweater kit from Wool and the Gang, because one of my goals this year is to teach myself to knit. How better than to learn by making a simple and cute sweater? If you’re on a budget, this is a big indulgence (especially because of shipping). But I really love the yarn they gave me in the kit, as well as the wooden knitting needles. The pattern also looks great, and I recently finished it. It took me a very, very long time as I would only knit a couple rows every week. It’ll be nice for Autumn at least…


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