Cucumbers started late in 2012

An experiment that ended up happening this year was to start cucumbers from seed outdoors in late May instead of early May. When I read what I just wrote it just sounds like no big deal…a couple weeks difference…”so what?”, right?

Well, it has me nervous because by this date I usually have fruit set and instead I have baby plants that haven’t even reached the trellis yet.

I’m also trying a row of bush-type cucumbers. Supposedly these set a good amount of fruit without getting over 2 feet in vine length.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Such lovely pants nonetheless. Meanwhile, my cucumbers always wind up tasting bitter. What’s up with that?

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  2. Plants, rather. Dang misspelled words!

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  3. LOL, thanks.

    As for bitter cucumbers, luckily I haven’t had that happen. I’m sure you’ve read this page already, but it seems to have a few reasons listed:

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/what-causes-bitter-cucumber.htm

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