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I was born in Guernsey (but now live in Brittany) and our main industry was growing tomatoes although that industry has now virtually disappeared. Growing tomatoes to a Guernseyman is like wine to a Frenchman, it's in our blood! I do not profess to be an expert, but I have picked up a few tips and techniques which work for me.

Monday, 23 August 2010

60cm Cucumber

After Mrs Dobby, one of my followers, told me that her husband had produced a 23" cucumber, it reminded me of when I was a lad first working in greenhouses. The old boys used to have a competition to see who could grow the longest cucumber with the aid of a jar of water, see previous posts in 'Cucumber' section.
Well ,I've managed to grow one twenty three and a half inches or 60cm. It is just starting to turn yellow, so I think it is at its limit. So over to you Mr Dobby!


  1. Wow, thats a BIIIIG one! Lol!

    Dobby hasnt grown anything quite so enormous this year Im afraid, sorry! We will take up the challenge next year tho........

  2. Seriously impressed! Matron xx


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