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
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by Kelejan Today at 8:00 am

» California's Drought
by Kelejan Today at 7:57 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Today at 7:51 am

» Sweet Potatoes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 7:34 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:46 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm

» Areogardening
by brianj555 Yesterday at 9:42 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:32 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/13/2017, 7:43 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:15 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What's up with some of these cukes?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What's up with some of these cukes?

Post  kristinz on 7/24/2013, 8:14 pm

I'm loving my garden, a few things aren't doing well, but my cucumbers are looking great.  Here's my problem, I planted 2 cucumber plants, and believe they are the same kind (burpless?).  I am starting to harvest them and some are light and others dark (like I thought they should be).  Do I have 2 different varieties or is there something wrong that some are light and others aren't.  The light ones don't start out dark, they are always light... any help is greatly appreciated!

avatar
kristinz

Female Posts : 62
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 43
Location : New Castle, DE ~ Zone 7a ~

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's up with some of these cukes?

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/25/2013, 4:21 pm

Are the light ones from the same plant as the dark ones?  I don't know much about cucumbers but thought I should ask that question so others will have that to go on when they answer.
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1632
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's up with some of these cukes?

Post  kristinz on 7/25/2013, 6:07 pm

I honestly don't know. I bought 2 plants, planted them in the same square and they grew them up a trellis. The vines are inter-mingled now and I can't tell. Also, I thought I bought the same kind but now I don't know if I have 2 different varieties.... I was hoping someone on here would be able to help....
avatar
kristinz

Female Posts : 62
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 43
Location : New Castle, DE ~ Zone 7a ~

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's up with some of these cukes?

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/26/2013, 1:41 am

With the dark ones they have those lines that go down from the tip.  Do the lighter ones have that?  Is there a chance some got more sunlight than the others?  I do kind of see the lines in the lighter ones and they seem to have the same basic shape and if my vision is not tricking me, it does look like they have similar bumps in them.  I'll take whichever ones you don't want!  They sure are beautiful!

Here are lots of photos of cucumbers.  I didn't see anything conclusive.  http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Picture+of+Cucumbers&qpvt=Picture+of+Cucumbers&FORM=IGRE
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1632
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's up with some of these cukes?

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/26/2013, 1:55 am

I thought that was normal with cucumbers. The ones I've seen growing on the ground have had very pale bellies, while the top half facing the sun was a normal green. Could your light ones just have been shaded more?

I think cauliflower and some cabbages or iceberg lettuce have the same sort of thing, right? If they aren't shaded with their own leaves pulled over them, they start to turn green?
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's up with some of these cukes?

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