"If the fertility is new then FR soils are just as good as mine. If the fertility is old, then his wife will have better cucumbers than me..."<quoted text>
How not correct?
Males have cucumbers, females have melons, false comparison to make unless you are Hughbe (who clearly has elements of both and/or cross dressing proclivities).
Better wording (with no puns) would be "..If the fertility is old, then his wife will GROW better cucumbers than me..."