Cucumbers

Petal to the Metal

Golden Chicken
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If you harvest too many cukes, how do you preserve them to eat later?
Seriously? Pickles! Okay, so that's just my favorite use of all those extra cukes. You can actually do a lot with cucumbers. You can make sweet cucumber relish. You could also dry them out to make cucumber chips.

I plant a variety called the Boston Pickling cucumber. It's a prolific plant that is resistant to scab and the cucumber mosaic virus. It's also an heirloom plant, so I save the seeds from my strongest plants to use for next year's harvest.
 

vincenzosassone

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What type of cucumber do you plant? Do you plant more than one type? If you harvest too many cukes, how do you preserve them to eat later?
Maybe I will not be helpful but I have been planting cucumbers without make distinctions among different species (maybe I only use one type of them).
 

ARC55

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Maybe I will not be helpful but I have been planting cucumbers without make distinctions among different species (maybe I only use one type of them).
Yeah, I don't think the variety matters that much either, unless @Mayfield is planning to save the seeds. Cucumbers are easy to grow, and the most common varieties aren't wildly different. How are your cucumbers coming along so far, vincenzosassone?
 

ChickensAndCows

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I like to make pickles with the left over cucumbers that I harvest. I also enjoy eating them raw. They don't freeze well, sadly, so pickles tend to be the best route for my family.
 

vincenzosassone

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Yeah, I don't think the variety matters that much either, unless @Mayfield is planning to save the seeds. Cucumbers are easy to grow, and the most common varieties aren't wildly different.
Of course, if he/she is planning to do it everything change, you know, I'm not used to do it since this isn't my job and I do it as a hobby. In other words, I like to grow food by myself.
How are your cucumbers coming along so far, vincenzosassone?
They're ok, I must say that my cucumbers are doing well. Being in the North hemisphere we are very close to se the beginning of summer, and even though my cucumbers don't have fruit yet, this is normal in this period. The plant is growing well anyway. Thank for the interest, how about you?
 
 
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