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Postby butterfly » Jul 29, 2008 6:35 pm

I picked 8 more today and gave 3 away

I picked 5 yesterday

That is 21 so far and counted 13 more growing

I have a pretty good bumper crop from 4 plants

So looks like more relish and pickles to be made

Matt my 2nd oldest grandson age 8 will eat and eat them all day if we let him



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My cukes bed

I took Mare's /Kelly's advise and made hills this year. Would that be the reason I have a much better crop this year??


And the vines are still growing


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5 more today

This is the first time I grew Straight 8's

Some one told me last year not to let cukes grow to their full growth as they will bother you less with tummy problems

It sure works for me. Now I eat them like an apple and no gassy tummy

This is 26 cukes so far and still more on the vines and more flowers


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Postby Lindamct » Jul 29, 2008 7:22 pm

:)I would think the hilling up made the diff BF....nice healthy looking plants you got there!
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Postby butterfly » Jul 30, 2008 12:51 pm

lindamct wrote::)I would think the hilling up made the diff BF....nice healthy looking plants you got there!


Not sure linda, maybe so

but 5 more today
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Postby Lindamct » Jul 30, 2008 1:40 pm

You'll be doing more picklin' :D
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Postby bluewillow » Jul 30, 2008 3:54 pm

i remember Straight 8's from some years back. I always hilled my cukes. Lots of cuke pickles and bet your home is smelling great! Perhaps your earth is perfect for cuke growing.

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Postby joan w » Jul 30, 2008 4:48 pm

I'm growing Straight Eights too BF, in a pot. I put 2 plants in and bellieve I should have only used one. Some leaves are yellowing and I cut the runners back.

Yours look nice and healthey.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 30, 2008 6:48 pm

joan w wrote:I'm growing Straight Eights too BF, in a pot. I put 2 plants in and bellieve I should have only used one. Some leaves are yellowing and I cut the runners back.

Yours look nice and healthey.



When I was laid up Joan and gardnd on my deck in Pots

I put one plant per tub

The nursery down the road told me to do that. They even gave me the plants

The reason they told me, both tom and cukes are fast growers and big plants they take so much out of the soil so fast plus there isn't the space for their roots to spread to look for more nutrients they need

Even when we fertilze it is still not enough to substaain 2 plants

I had lots fruit on the one plant per tub too for one person

PIckling: well

yes I am doing a lot but really no time for it this week but I have to take some time

Thanks Heavens for the "green bags"" to keep the cukes in til I am ready to pickle some more They will keep for a few weeks
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Postby Ron Evers » Jul 30, 2008 8:41 pm

BF, you are making me feel bad. :( I have not a single cuc set on my few surviving plants.

To think I used to set out so many @ the end of the driveway in years past for folk to take for free. I guess no good deed goes unpunished.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 30, 2008 9:00 pm

Ron Evers, Beeton, ON. wrote:BF, you are making me feel bad. :( I have not a single cuc set on my few surviving plants.

To think I used to set out so many @ the end of the driveway in years past for folk to take for free. I guess no good deed goes unpunished.


aaah Ron

Don't want you to feel bad. If you were handy I'd give you folks some

I always grew cukes and had plenty but this year is the best I ever had this early too. Last year it was end dof Aug and into Sept before I had any

same ground except for decomiposing straw over the winter and same place but it must be the type of cukes or the hills

that made so many this year

I am pleased

Guess I will stick to Straight 8's from now on
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