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Panama City Beach, Florida.
Ckhoop
May 31, 2020 12:58 PM CST
Hi all.. well, we just started our first attempt at growing veggies and herbs.. excited to learn, but soooooo much to learn. Wanted to ask for the communities input before I went past the point of not being able to fix my mistakes.. Hope the pics are clear enough to make a judgement. Our garden started around 11 May, and consisted of mostly peppers, some tomatoes, herbs and cantaloupe and cucumber. I have a thick skin so feel free to let me have it.. lol. I may have to load pics one at a time. Tried to load them all but it didn't work!! Thanks in advance. Charlie

Okay trying again with images. Apologize for cluttering the thread. Learning curve
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 31, 2020 1:02 PM CST
Welcome! Charlie

Unfortunately, none of your photos loaded. Try again.
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Panama City Beach, Florida.
Ckhoop
May 31, 2020 1:09 PM CST
Thanks Daisy, hope it came thru this time...
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 31, 2020 3:05 PM CST
Everything looks good. The cucumber in the middle of the peppers might be a problem when it uses its neighbors for a stepping stool. You could give it a tomato cage and then try to train it to climb that instead of the cucumbers.

Watch the water when the temperatures really heat up. Planters dry fast, especially black planters. Test the temperature of the soil by digging your hand down into the soil. If its got, insulate the outsides of the pots.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
May 31, 2020 3:45 PM CST
I too see nothing "wrong" except that cucumber between the peppers...might pose a problem if it decides to scale its neighbours as Daisyl mentioned
Panama City Beach, Florida.
Ckhoop
Jun 1, 2020 9:13 AM CST
Thanks Daisy and Arico... appreciate your input... Thank You!
central ohio (Zone 5b)
PlantingOaks
Jun 1, 2020 11:16 AM CST
an alternative to trellising the cucumber you could guide the growing tip out of the box and let it sprawl around outside if you have more room there - trimming of any leaves that shade the peppers.

I've never actually grown cucumbers, but this works with melons and other garden vines - they don't necessarily need their feet very near their heads.
Panama City Beach, Florida.
Ckhoop
Jun 1, 2020 11:27 AM CST
So...... I am embarrassed D'Oh! I am so glad you guys pointed out that I put a cucumber plant in there.. I thought I had added another banana pepper.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 1, 2020 11:30 AM CST
Now that's funny! Hilarious!
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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