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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default I have 2 cucumber blossoms!!!

    Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!
    Janet US

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: I have 2 cucumber blossoms!!!

    Janet Bostwick <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    > is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    > Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    > bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    > cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!



    Janet US,

    Cool!!!

    If I could tend a garden, I'd grow cucumber!

    The hungry animals in the woods and lack of direct sunlight have
    constantly foiled my efforts to tend a garden.

    Best,

    Andy

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    John Kuthe Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    > is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    > Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    > bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    > cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!
    > Janet US


    Happy for you! :-)

    John Kuthe...



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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: I have 2 cucumber blossoms!!!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Janet Bostwick <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    > is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    > Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    > bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    > cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!
    > Janet US


    Congratulations. I have picked two, smallish and satisfactory. Two
    days ago I lost a fight with the vine while trying to protect the
    personal space of the neighboring tomato plant. I have pictures.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller July 27, 2011. Read it and weep.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: I have 2 cucumber blossoms!!!

    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet Success.
    >They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >bumps. Lovely. Hurray!


    You'd enjoy the bumpy ones more. lol


  6. #6
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: I have 2 cucumber blossoms!!!

    On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:15:10 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    >Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >>
    >>Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet Success.
    >>They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >>bumps. Lovely. Hurray!

    >
    >You'd enjoy the bumpy ones more. lol

    snork!!
    Janet US

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:51:14 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Janet Bostwick <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    >> is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    >> Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >> bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    >> cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!
    >> Janet US

    >
    >Congratulations. I have picked two, smallish and satisfactory. Two
    >days ago I lost a fight with the vine while trying to protect the
    >personal space of the neighboring tomato plant. I have pictures.

    I don't have enough stuff that made it in my garden to have to worry
    about personal space -- unless you count intrusion by crab grass.
    I hope you get something from your garden. You folks from MN have
    been having a tough time with weather too.
    Janet US

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    > is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    > Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    > bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    > cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!


    Those would be male blossoms. The girls won't arrive for about 2 weeks. Be
    patient. Got bees?

    Paul



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: I have 2 cucumber blossoms!!!

    On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:23:23 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:15:10 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >>Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >>>
    >>>Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet Success.
    >>>They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >>>bumps. Lovely. Hurray!

    >>
    >>You'd enjoy the bumpy ones more. lol

    >snork!!
    >Janet US


    Actually I prefer the Kirbys, I pick them small (about 4") before the
    bumps get too big. Like other veggies, cukes especially, the more you
    pick the more you get... don't let them go to seed or they stop
    producing. Once there are a couple of big seedy ones you missed even
    if you pick them it's too late, the plant has stoped producing.

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: I have 2 cucumber blossoms!!!

    On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:58:53 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    >On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:23:23 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:15:10 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet Success.
    >>>>They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >>>>bumps. Lovely. Hurray!
    >>>
    >>>You'd enjoy the bumpy ones more. lol

    >>snork!!
    >>Janet US

    >
    >Actually I prefer the Kirbys, I pick them small (about 4") before the
    >bumps get too big. Like other veggies, cukes especially, the more you
    >pick the more you get... don't let them go to seed or they stop
    >producing. Once there are a couple of big seedy ones you missed even
    >if you pick them it's too late, the plant has stoped producing.


    I don't pickle any more. We eat very little pickles and they can be
    expensive to can if you add sugar, salt, vinegar, herbs and spices.

    Famous Dave's Signature Spicy Pickle Chips exactly mimic one of my
    mom's pickles and I can buy a couple of jars easily.

    the Kirbys are nice little pickles, but I'm really looking for a nice
    large, thin rind, not many seeds cucumber so that I can have lots of
    sour cream cucumber salad. It's the only time of the year that I make
    it. I also love cucumber sandwiches and the cukes in salads. These
    cukes suit me better than the Kirbys. I do know to keep on picking so
    the crop keeps on coming. Sometimes my neighbors will no longer open
    their door when I come knocking. )

    That's why I love having a garden. I can have the cucumbers that I
    like and you can choose the ones you like and beyond that there are
    dozens of colors, shapes and sizes to suit everyone. Last night there
    was an Iron Chef program on TV and the secret ingredient was
    cucumbers. They had several kinds in that program that I had never
    seen nor heard of before. One was a Brazilian something or other. It
    was round about the size of a ping pong ball. I'm going to check on
    line for more varieties.

    Janet US

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Fri, 5 Aug 2011 09:42:28 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    >> is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    >> Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >> bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    >> cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!

    >
    >Those would be male blossoms. The girls won't arrive for about 2 weeks. Be
    >patient. Got bees?
    >
    >Paul
    >

    Nope, I've got the girls. I did have the problem you are referring to
    with my gold zucchini (really a gold zucchini) even though the green
    zucchini was producing o.k. with both blossoms. I guess the bees just
    couldn't go the distance. (I have been known to play the part of a
    bee)

    I also saw the buds for the blossoms for the bush beans today. Now if
    we just don't get a snap freeze in September I should get something
    from my garden after all.
    Janet US

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 5 Aug 2011 09:42:28 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>> Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    >>> is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    >>> Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >>> bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    >>> cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!

    >>
    >>Those would be male blossoms. The girls won't arrive for about 2 weeks.
    >>Be
    >>patient. Got bees?
    >>
    >>Paul
    >>

    > Nope, I've got the girls. I did have the problem you are referring to
    > with my gold zucchini (really a gold zucchini) even though the green
    > zucchini was producing o.k. with both blossoms. I guess the bees just
    > couldn't go the distance. (I have been known to play the part of a
    > bee)
    >
    > I also saw the buds for the blossoms for the bush beans today. Now if
    > we just don't get a snap freeze in September I should get something
    > from my garden after all.


    My cucurbits took a massive beating this year, too. Here it is August and
    my cukes are just now starting to vine out. This after 2 failed attempts
    earlier. The insects this year have been the worse, ever. And May and June
    were very bad growing months.

    Paul



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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:56:06 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Fri, 5 Aug 2011 09:42:28 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected] ...
    >>>> Finally. So far the only thing I have gotten from my garden this year
    >>>> is perfect zucchini. Cucumbers will be here shortly. I grow Sweet
    >>>> Success. They mature to 10-12 inches, smooth skin, straight, no
    >>>> bumps, no burps. Lovely. Now I can have sour cream cucumber salad,
    >>>> cucumber sandwiches, etc. Hurray!
    >>>
    >>>Those would be male blossoms. The girls won't arrive for about 2 weeks.
    >>>Be
    >>>patient. Got bees?
    >>>
    >>>Paul
    >>>

    >> Nope, I've got the girls. I did have the problem you are referring to
    >> with my gold zucchini (really a gold zucchini) even though the green
    >> zucchini was producing o.k. with both blossoms. I guess the bees just
    >> couldn't go the distance. (I have been known to play the part of a
    >> bee)
    >>
    >> I also saw the buds for the blossoms for the bush beans today. Now if
    >> we just don't get a snap freeze in September I should get something
    >> from my garden after all.

    >
    >My cucurbits took a massive beating this year, too. Here it is August and
    >my cukes are just now starting to vine out. This after 2 failed attempts
    >earlier. The insects this year have been the worse, ever. And May and June
    >were very bad growing months.
    >
    >Paul
    >

    Last week I would have said that my cukes were just beginning to vine
    out, but we have had hot weather (100F) and they just shot up. We had
    really bad cold, gray, rainy weather here April, May, June and half of
    July, so I feel your pain.
    Janet US

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