Outdoor Cucumbers 2011

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Planted out my summer cukes today - 2.5 week seedlings. Hope it's warm enough for this set.

   

Also moved my 8 week tendergreen cuke outside, from the living room cucumber group. Can pick male flowers and bring them inside to use... I shouldn't have changed its pot, tho - the new pot really isn't enough larger than the previous pot to warrant transplant upset.

20110518: planted two white wonder cucumber seeds between the pearl and tendergreen, as backup. The little transplants are looking mighty rain-battered, and one's been nibbled.

? - 20110526: have planted a number of replacement pearl cucumber seeds...

20110626: planted another round of replacement pearl and white wonder cucumber seeds... out of the new creek bed.

Harvests:

tendergreen cuke (indoor/outdoor): 22 (first 6/23 age 13.5 weeks, last ~8/18, and plant removed)

Japanese cukes (2 plants) : 48 (first 6/27, age 9 weeks) (both removed 9/10)

Korean cuke : 25 (first 6/27, age 9 weeks) (removed around 9/1)

 

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After one last

After one last pathetic-looking fruit, removed the Japanese cucumbers yesterday. Aw. Did harvest almost 100 cucumbers this season, though. Not enough. Never enough cukes.

I want to plant winter cukes for indoors, but leery of them catching the summer cuke ills. So... will likely wait a week or two as a form of quarantine. May try both Japanese and Korean cukes indoors this time. Or buy another indoor variety...

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Cukes continue decline - may

Cukes continue decline - may have harvested the last of them. I want more cukes... Should probably start my indoor winter cukes soon, but don't want them to catch summer fungus.

  

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The cukes continue their

The cukes continue their decline, with the little potted tendergreen biting the dust. Strange to eat only 5 cukes this week. (The pole beans are taking up the slack for supper fresh green munchies.) Not sure I'll harvest a single cuke off the white wonder.

   

Maybe I'll try another dose of MirAcid, but I think they're losing to powdery mildew and squash bugs.

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17 cukes this week. I think

17 cukes this week. I think the Korean cuke is dying, sort of. Helped it along in that direction yesterday. (Meant to rip out the whole plant, but noticed it looked kinda better toward the bottom, so left it for a while longer.) Lots of squash bug babies went into the trash bag while pruning yesterday... which may be a lot of the problem.

   

I'm kind of amazed that tendergreen cuke in the tiny pot is still producing.

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15 cukes this week, a fifth

15 cukes this week, a fifth plant soon to enter production.

   

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Plenty of cukes - 11 this

Plenty of cukes - 11 this week. Though the bigger Japanese cuke seems to have taken a break. Gave all the cucurbits another dose of MirAcid today. The bamboo cuke trellis is broken, kinda propped with more bamboo stakes and leaning against the neighbor's wall. Definitely need hardier trellises...

    

Last night's Korean cuke was too bitter to eat - tossed it. I hope that's not a trend. Maybe just a cool weather cuke suffering very hot weather.

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LOL, Beth! I have started

LOL, Beth!

I have started giving cucumbers away. But we'll eat up to 2-3 a day...

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Are you tired of cucmbers
Are you tired of cucmbers yet? I've had about enough for now. Giving them away by the bag full!

 

 

 

 

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Another week, another 10

Another week, another 10 cukes. Having trouble with the bamboo trellises, tho. (All of them, but the cucumber trellis is particularly broken.) Lost one of the young white cukes to insects.

   

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