Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Why are there jerks like this?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:28 am

» Hullo from SW Ohio
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:23 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by sanderson Today at 4:32 am

» Hello from SE Michigan
by sanderson Today at 4:30 am

» Geezer's 17
by sanderson Today at 4:27 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 4:22 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Today at 4:21 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by ChasingAnnie Today at 12:11 am

» Double summer squash flower
by AlwaysHotinFL Yesterday at 10:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by AlwaysHotinFL Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:28 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Sprouting seeds
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:44 pm

» Japanese Beetle Grub Insecticide
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:42 pm

» My "Old Deck" Table Top Garden today
by nrstooge Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by MBroman Yesterday at 5:50 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by plantoid Yesterday at 4:55 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» garden ready need better weather
by bigblue94 Yesterday at 2:54 pm

» New England April 2017
by CAgirlinMA Yesterday at 1:35 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:52 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:41 am

» Ants.
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:37 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:27 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 1:12 am

» Old roots
by Scorpio Rising 4/25/2017, 9:10 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate 4/25/2017, 8:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Pickles

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Pickles

Post  hopeless151 on 6/16/2012, 3:30 pm

Could someone please tell me if you have to use a certain cucumber for pickles? I have two varieties... Burpless Bush Hybrid and one that actually says Pickling Cucumber. I apparently planted too many Burpless and not sure if I can pickle those too or what else I could do with them.
avatar
hopeless151

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-03-22
Location : NE Oklahoma

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  camprn on 6/16/2012, 4:10 pm

I use Spacemaster... good for table and pickles! And they don't grow taller than 5 feet. A plus for me. Very Happy
This site suggests that burpless cukes are Ok to pickle when small, but as they mature, they make mushy pickles.
http://nchfp.uga.edu/questions/FAQ_pickle.html

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14102
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  rowena___. on 6/16/2012, 5:57 pm

make a jar with the ones you have, and you'll know right away if you prefer them for pickling or fresh at the table. if you happen to prefer a particular kind fresh but want a pickle, make a fridge pickle instead of a canned pickle.
avatar
rowena___.

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 438
Join date : 2011-01-06
Location : nashville, TN

View user profile http://www.romesticity.com, www.rostitchery.com, www.the-ella-ec

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  FamilyGardening on 6/16/2012, 6:07 pm

camp thanks for the info on burpless cucumbers becoming mushy....that may be why some of our pickles last year are a bit mushy....this year we planted pickling cucumbers....so i hope this helps out in the crunch we are looking for in a home can pickle....

hugs

rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  camprn on 6/16/2012, 6:15 pm

Another thing to consider, make sure you cut the blossom end off the cukes before you pickle them... that is where the enzymes that make pickles mushy comes from. Wish I could remember where I heard that. What a Face

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14102
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  FamilyGardening on 6/16/2012, 6:25 pm

we did cut the blossom ends off and we scrub them too....Very Happy

this year we are growing grapes so we can use a grape leaf in the jar with the cucumbers in hopes this will make them have a crunch....Laughing ...read that this is suppose to help....

hugs

rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  hopeless151 on 6/16/2012, 6:55 pm

Thanks for all the input... I love this forum!!!!
avatar
hopeless151

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-03-22
Location : NE Oklahoma

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  TexasTracy on 6/16/2012, 10:18 pm

I've done both this season and preferred the pickling cukes over the burpless. The skin was a tad thicker on the burpless.

This was my first season to make pickles and I've been using the Ball brand pickle mixes (new formula for crunchier pickles) and the pickles are so crunchy!
avatar
TexasTracy

Female Posts : 88
Join date : 2012-03-14
Age : 55
Location : Grand Prairie, TX Zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  hopeless151 on 6/16/2012, 10:57 pm

I am using the recipes out of the Ball Blue Book.
avatar
hopeless151

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-03-22
Location : NE Oklahoma

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pickles

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum