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Duh_Vinci
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My first cukes are here!

Well, none big enough to harvest, but after a week of non-stop rain, I had a chance to check on my little cukes - first time ever growing this guys, so very very exciting for me to see them grow from this:

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/2009_red_cucumber_1.jpg[/img]

To seedlings in the plastic cups:

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/spacemaster_1.jpg[/img]

To being trained on the vines:

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/06_2009_cuke_vines.jpg[/img]

Space saver 80:

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/06_2009_boston_pickling.jpg[/img]

Boston Picklings:

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/06_2009_boston_pickling_1.jpg[/img]

Burpless

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/06_2009_bupree_burpless.jpg[/img]

Now this one is called Hmong Red, never seen one in the real life, but while ordering tomato seeds this spring, came across this variety that I thought was rather odd... A whooping 10 seeds in the pack, planted 3, all three sprouted, all three were equally strong plants, two I kept, one gave away:

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/06_2009_red_hmong.jpg[/img]

I still have one more variety growing in the "eartainer" principle container ob the deck - "Lemon Yellow", but this one was a very late start, so still with only 4-5 leafs, but growing fast.

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D

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Good job.I picked 2 cukes off my plants and pickled them.Now all large fruit have been eaten by worms inside them.Keep a sharp eye for little holes on your fruit-Sprayed with water and cayenne pepper,hope it works.Anyway great pics and hope you will be eatin some of those guys soon :)
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Nice plants, nice photo chronicle of the process/development.
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hendi_alex wrote:Nice plants, nice photo chronicle of the process/development.
+1 - very nice! :)

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Thank you for the kind words, appreciated indeed!

This is my first time vegetable garden, so I thought it would me nice to "commemorate" the progress. There is so much to learn when it comes to gardening - thank you all for having such a great informative forum where I can find an answer to all my "newbie" questions!

This is the late starter, Lemon Yellow - don't laugh at the "hat", it helped the little guy to survive the pour down rains we had :lol:

[img]https://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/duhvinci/2009_garden/06_2009_lemon_yellow.jpg[/img]

It said to be sweeter in flavor compare to most cukes, so I'm certainly looking forward to trying it's fruits.

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D

P.S. When I try to do a little research on this Lemon variety, it was noted that the origin unknown, though many sites stated "Likely from Russia" I must say, since I was born and raised in Russia (left 20+ years ago, I was 17), I've never seen this cuke in any parts of Russia.

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Nice cukes!Mine are slow right now,they haven't even set out their vines which is worrisome since it's been 3 weeks since I planted them.But this year we've had weird weather here,not hot enough for the cukes.Tell me how the Boston Pickling tastes,we do major pickling here.

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You gotta be kidding? I just planted mine on the second of June and they are not up yet. What a difference in climate.

Nice going! I can taste them now, just from your pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Looking good! Hmong Red, I ran across as well, never ended up getting any however...tell me how those go. Excellet pictures by the way.
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Cuke - certainly looking forward to tasting and pickling those Bostons! Got a good recipe?

Jal - they seem to truly like wet soil and plenty of sunshine. 2nd day with out the rain, little cukes seem to be popping everywhere. And got to love bees, buzzing around, doing what the do best...

Brian - honestly, no clue to what to expect, I bought those seed out of curiosity. So far, I have to note - I planted seeds about a month later than the rest, and these Hmongs are the tallest and most vigorous vines to date. Taste - that another story, will see, will taste, will report back!

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D

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D - those plants look wonderfully healthy. I love the pics too. They would make lovely wall hanging framed pictures.

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