Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Squares under siege... by grass!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:20 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:15 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:06 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals Today at 2:30 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by sanderson Today at 1:59 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by yolos Today at 1:21 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by countrynaturals Today at 1:18 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 1:12 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:46 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan Today at 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Today at 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:50 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:02 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:16 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by kamigh Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm

» New to SFG!
by Cajun Cappy Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:53 am

» Need Plant Chart for Nighttime Lows
by Judy McConnell Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:55 am

» New England March 2017
by camprn Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 am

» Collecting Rain Water - Come on Rain!
by newbeone Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:39 am

» Did I kill my strawberry plants
by bigdogrock Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:05 pm

» Gift Amaryllis
by countrynaturals Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:48 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by GWN Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:41 am

» has55's R & D Journey:expanding my SFG to front yard
by AtlantaMarie Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:56 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:35 am

» New garden struggling
by has55 Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:28 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

harvesting lemon cukes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

harvesting lemon cukes

Post  dstack on Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:40 pm

Last night I harvested a couple of lemon cukes. This are a popular heirloom with a slight lemony flavor, and about the size of a large lemon. My only complaint is that I'd like to see more.  I'm grateful for the ladybugs that have shown up to help us control the aphids.  Very Happy 

avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 522
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:49 pm

I have them in my garden for the second year.  What I enjoyed last year is the though they don't put out massive volume at one time, they continued producing for months.  I had them in my greenhouse and enjoyed them well into December and maybe even January if I remember correctly.
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  dstack on Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:00 pm

@audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:I have them in my garden for the second year.  What I enjoyed last year is the though they don't put out massive volume at one time, they continued producing for months.  I had them in my greenhouse and enjoyed them well into December and maybe even January if I remember correctly.

That's good to know. I hope I can hold off the PM, aphids and moth larvae that long.  Smile
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 522
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  sanderson on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:21 pm

Lemon cucumbers are the only ones that survived and are now producing.  I will try them next year.  Mild flavor, and DH also likes them better than green ones from the store.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13123
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  FamilyGardening on Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:06 pm

we have been planting these for several years now.....they are my 8 yr sons favorite!....I have a hard time convincing him to let them get a bit bigger before harvesting  Razz 

like others have said....even though they are later then the reg-green-cucumber for first harvest, they will out produce once they get going and continue to produce after the others are done  Very Happy (at least for us) and for the last couple of years the reg-green cucumbers didn't do well for us.....(this year though they are going great)....but my point is the lemon cucumbers never let us down....they have always given us fruit  Very Happy 

happy gardening
rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  mollyhespra on Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:29 pm

I'm trying this variety for the first time this year. How does one know when the cukes are ready to harvest?
avatar
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  sanderson on Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:59 pm

They start to get yellow, but not solid yellow like a lemon.  You will quickly learn!  Very Happy 
We visited an "organic" farm and store site today.  They had lemon cukes so I could have taken a photo if I had only know someone would ask about them.  Darn.

Oh, Dstack posted a photo above.


Last edited by sanderson on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:00 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Add)
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13123
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  FamilyGardening on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:26 pm

@mollyhespra wrote:I'm trying this variety for the first time this year.   How does one know when the cukes are ready to harvest?

yep the above pic of dstack is a great pic of when to harvest them......only if we could convince our son  Razz to let them get that big.....you can see its a lighter color with a start of a darker yellow.....if you let them go longer the whole cucumber will become dark....we like them at the lighter color with a tad bit of dark like dstack pic  Very Happy 

happy gardening
rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon cukes

Post  Marc Iverson on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:36 pm

I like them because their surface is rough and has little slightly spiny dots on it, which makes other people leave them alone, which means I get to eat them all.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: harvesting lemon 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