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by Meg on July 12, 2005 10:18 AM
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WOW, did that one get big or what?! I hope to see some green beans soon (I will, but they are pretty tiny yet!) and corn. I have silk! [flower]

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by Veggie-T ' 92 on July 13, 2005 07:02 AM
[perplexed] WOW! that is one big cucumber. Im growing them too but i arent getting that many on my vine. My biggest one so far was about three inches. Some advice on how you grew yours maybe? [dunno]
by Triss on July 13, 2005 07:42 AM
Those look so good!

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by Amigatec on July 13, 2005 08:17 AM
Is that the burpless variety? They grow long and skinny.

I grew them last year, this year I an growing a slicing variety.

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by Meg on July 13, 2005 08:22 AM
Yes, they are the burpless.. I wasn't going to grow any.. but changed my mind at the last minute, and ordered them from Gardens Alive when I was placing an order for some other stuff. Do you know if they are any good for pickling? I don't know how I'm gonna use quite this many of them..lol.

Veggie, I don't know what I did.. maybe it's the way the variety grows? I did use some miracle grow too.. I think that boosted it a little.

Meg

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by poetprose on July 17, 2005 06:42 PM
Wow!! very nice cuc's My cucs are a little slow, we have been without rain now for over a month, though...

But my zuccini's are awsome, we have grilled 2 of them already

And I've blanced and froze 2 zip lock bags of green beans already... Keepen my fingers crossed for my cucs
by Sorellina on July 22, 2005 05:51 AM
Wow, poetprose, I'm way jealous of your bean harvest! We've been focused on the nightshades so much, I've pretty much ignored the rest of the garden and planted later than maybe I should have. It's a HUGE backyard though and if my bf had his way, we'd have no grass and put in paperwork to become urban farmers, lol. They'll come in eventually and Murphy's Law dictates the harvest will then inundate us and we'll have to take time off of work to keep up with it in August. Ah well. The cucumbers have started climbing up their "ladders": 8' 4"x4"s with dowels placed every foot in alternate directions for them to climb up. That's in the name of saving space because cannellini, fava, romano, kentucky wonder wax, and trionfo violetta beans are growing in that patch along with corn and pumpkins. We need all the space we can get. The English cucumbers have flowers on them but no fruit as yet and the Lemon cucumbers are lagging behind somewhat. At least they're in full sun, not like last year when they were shaded by the tomatoes..and we still had a decent harvest.

Cucumber salad with a bit of mint and yogurt is heaven on a hot day. Or you could make up a ton of tabbouleh. Or you could make tzatziki sauce for pitas.

Just some options from my mediterranean imagination, lol.

Cheers,
Julianna

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by LMT on July 22, 2005 06:09 AM
If you pick them small enough you can pickle them. I can't grow enough (or didn't plant enough) 'cause I can sit and eat cucumber salad all day. (simple vinaigrette and any other veggies you want)

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by Amigatec on July 22, 2005 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by Meg:

Veggie, I don't know what I did.. maybe it's the way the variety grows? I did use some miracle grow too.. I think that boosted it a little.

Meg

That's the way they grow, I had a ton of them last year.

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by Amigatec on July 22, 2005 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by poetprose:
And I've blanced and froze 2 zip lock bags of green beans already...
I have 21 pints the 4 quarts with new potatoes canned and ready for this winter.

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by Lucy Lou on July 22, 2005 02:26 PM
Boy, that is a big cucumber !
Here is some info on making pickles with burpless cucumbers:
Can I use burpless cucumbers for pickling? Burpless cucumbers are not recommended for use in fermented pickles. This is because at their normal mature size, they produce an enzyme that causes the pickles to soften during fermentation. However, if smaller burpless cucumbers (those with small seed) are used, they may be suitable for making fresh pack pickles.

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