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Cathie Rowand
A cucumber maturing on a Bush Champion plant in a pot.

Cucumbers in a pot

Just maybe this summer, I will be able to produce cucumbers.

The first year I grew cucumbers, I was so successful that I had enough left over to can dill pickles. The last two years the cucumber beetles killed off my plants early in the season.

I am growing Bush Champion cucumber plants in pots away from the vegetable garden. They are producing a lot of fruit and I haven't seen any cucumber beetles yet.

I am hoping that this will be the summer I get to enjoy cucumbers from my garden.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)