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Synthesized and pure, I don't give it a second thought and like mine granular with a water mixer.
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Synthesized and pure, I don't give it a second thought and like mine granular with a water mixer.
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Visitor: "Nematode do you use bio-dynamic methods?"
Nematode: "No, its all Chemo-dynamic."

Looking good Gerardo. Chemo-dynamic good.
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Visitor: "Nematode do you use bio-dynamic methods?"
Nematode: "No, its all Chemo-dynamic."

Looking good Gerardo. Chemo-dynamic good.
thank you thank you. a bit of a learning curve with the powders, I think I've got it dialed in.
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Default cukes cukes cukes

some good ones
Excelsior
Sweet Success
Super Zagross
Calypso
Nevesta Bride
Majority of current cuke slots are filled by the above. These only have a few containers.
Delikatesse
Sagami Hanjiro
White Emerald

Switching an RGGS tube from tomatoes to cukes, as I'm having better results with Cucurbits.

It'll bring up the total # of cuke containers to approx. 30, at 4-5 plants per = plenty for pickles and fresh eating.
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Nevesta "Bride" F1 bottom (and the crowd chants "ANDREY! ANDREY!" THANK U!)
Calypso F1 middle
Excelsior F1 top

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Thank you, Gerardo for the info. I am growing few varieties of F1 cucumbers that suppose not to get bitter. They should be 45-50 days from transplanting. Pickling type. They were seeded directly on May 6 and already started producing. But many had to be receded 3 weeks later because of the slugs and squirrels .

Plus, two plants of Japanese (Suyo) long. They are definitely sweet and they are heirloom (I am using my own seeds). I like them for salads. They are amazing to grow, 16-18 inches are pretty common. Have to be vertically tied up to grow straight under their own weight.
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Thank you, Gerardo for the info. I am growing few varieties of F1 cucumbers that suppose not to get bitter. They should be 45-50 days from transplanting. Pickling type. They were seeded directly on May 6 and already started producing. But many had to be receded 3 weeks later because of the slugs and squirrels .

Plus, two plants of Japanese (Suyo) long. They are definitely sweet and they are heirloom (I am using my own seeds). I like them for salads. They are amazing to grow, 16-18 inches are pretty common. Have to be vertically tied up to grow straight under their own weight.
squirrels distinguish themselves on the thievery front
sounds as if those Suyo are tasty.

I just sowed some more F1: Socrates, Sweet Success, Adam Gherkin.
And I purchased a few others.

Trying to find the sweet spot between productivity, flavor, disease, versatility. Getting close.
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Default update Elgin Pink mystery cross

I suspected Anna Maria's Heart was the contributor, this has me convinced.
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I'm thinking that seed should result in about 1 in 4 germinating as potato leaf and that would really interest me. Save plenty of seed my friend, I'll help you experiment. Elgin Pink had some excellent container properties, strong and productive while not being especially thirsty. A lot of misshapen fruit was my only real complaint with it.
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I'm thinking that seed should result in about 1 in 4 germinating as potato leaf and that would really interest me. Save plenty of seed my friend, I'll help you experiment. Elgin Pink had some excellent container properties, strong and productive while not being especially thirsty. A lot of misshapen fruit was my only real complaint with it.

I'll be taking you up on that offer no doubt, thank u. Taste report forthcoming. I'm gonna sow more seeds in search of RLs
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Default More Cukes

source: SEEDSNSUCH

converting 14 containers to cukes,10.5 x 6.5 ft trellis going up tomorrow AM before the sun starts to punish.

Socrates + Sweet Success + Adam already germinating.

potted up from 3 in circular to Sq. 1 gal about 30 Hardin'MinixChocCherry and another 20 or so Mohamed, these will be gifts.

Transplanted a lot of superhots from 1 gal to NC3, NC4, and NC5s. Douglah looking especially healthy, as is Congo Trinidad.
TS Choc and 7potBStrain are almost to color, from previous batches.
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I've grown Sweeter Yet for a few years and like it quite a bit. Hope it works for you! I'm also trying Suyo Long this year.
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Really interested in your review of the following cucumbers:
White Emerald
Calypso

Do they get bitter? Websites I looked did not say anything about it. Did you like their taste, production, and how is the shelf life? My DH and I both like eating pickle size cucumbers fresh or fermented. The 2 plants of Japanese (Suyo) long is enough for us for salads and even giving away some (my neighbor likes them). So, just interested in small type that is productive and sweet/none bitter type.
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as a matter of fact I just ate a white Emerald and a Calypso side by side. I've allowed Calypso to go seedy and it does not get bitter.
White Emerald I was pleasantly surprised to see hanging after removing some tomato plants.

It's good, not great, skin a little tough. Prolific is too generous a term. My Guinea pigs loved it, preferring it over super Zagross, Calypso and Excelsior.

They get the runts and misshapen ones.

Give Monica a run, from Baker Creek.

Calypso is a keeper, prolific, nice fat short stubby tasty prolific, did I mention prolific.

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