I love the idea of planting new seeds and growing more unusual vegetables. There is nowhere in the allotment handbook that says the growing of vegetables has to be limited to the usual suspects such as onions, cabbages, lettuces and tomatoes.
I was recently given some seeds from a friend who happened to have a few spare and she asked me if I would like to try growing something entirely new. I’m not averse to growing different varieties of some popular vegetables. Last season, I grew various types of tomatoes, chillies, squash and potatoes but my friend had given me some seeds for a plant I had never even heard of, let alone know how to grow!
Apparently they are called Achocha. They originate from South America and are a type of cucumber. A more detailed explanation can be found from The Real Seed Company’s website.
I’ll start these off next Spring and let you know how I get on. According to my friend, I need lots of room as they grow on a vine and take up quite a bit of space so maybe just one plant to start with.
Anyone else had experience with these plants?