What are the pros? prolific, no pests, easy care
What are the cons? spreads like crazy
I jumped the gun a bit and started them indoors almost two months early. All four seeds I planted germinated and proceeded to try and take over my bedroom window.
Transplanted outside easily, didn't lose a single plant. I set up some netting draped in front of my living room window for them. I tried to keep up with pruning to make sure that the vines didn't climb higher than I could reach. I went away for a week and growth had exploded past what I could manage. I gave up on trying to prune it and let it go wild. No pests seemed to bother this plant. I regularly saw bees visiting the tiny flowers.
Soon I was bombarded with bowls of these tiny sour cukes! I didn't think the skin was particularly thick. I liked the subtle sour taste. I didn't end up pickling any of them.
Around September the vine growth had gotten so excessive that the netting gave way and drooped down from the bamboo stakes I used to reinforce it. The vines didn't care and kept producing happily.
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