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
» Help - Building new raised beds
by sanderson Today at 2:42 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 2:34 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Today at 2:28 am

» -What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by sanderson Today at 2:08 am

» NOVA The Origami Revolution
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 11:21 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by newbeone Yesterday at 9:28 pm

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:42 pm

» Roots...information....
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:36 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:30 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by yolos Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:43 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:34 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 9:52 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 2/17/2017, 6:15 pm

» 2017 Maryland Home & Garden Show -- TIX DRAWING
by sfg4uKim 2/17/2017, 10:51 am

» broccoli stunted
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 8:40 am

» has55's R & D Journey;Plant Talk.
by has55 2/17/2017, 3:03 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:48 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:05 am

» Compost source
by jimmy cee 2/16/2017, 9:28 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 2/16/2017, 6:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:00 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 1:57 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:45 am

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:38 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

Post  cherriesjubilee on 5/25/2010, 6:20 pm

I'm growing the Slicemaster hybrid type. The plant stake read "8 inches at maturity." Well, mine are almost there. I'll bet my biggest one is 6".

But my cucumber has prickly little projections on it. You would have to handle it with gloves. Will they smooth out as the cucumber gets bigger? My cuke is also not very big in diameter.

Thank you.

cherriesjubilee

Female Posts : 48
Join date : 2010-03-26
Age : 64
Location : Zone 8

View user profile http://sherry-a-casa.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

Post  Megan on 5/25/2010, 7:28 pm

I am not familiar with Slicemaster, but some types of cukes can be very prickly, both the fruit and the leaves. I am growing cukes for the first time this year since I was a kid, but I do not ever remember the pricklies going away. If anything, they got more prickly as time went on. When we harvested we wore long sleeves and pants and tall socks, they really can scratch you up.

You might try eating one now if it looks tasty to you! Wink I would also make sure your plant is getting enough water, cukes are water hogs when they are setting fruit.

Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 49
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

Post  cherriesjubilee on 5/25/2010, 9:09 pm

Thanks very much. Yes, I am keeping up with the watering. They get watered every day, in fact, because it's been so hot. I put straw mulch on the soil to help cool them down.

I don't know how they'll taste! I will report on that later.

cherriesjubilee

Female Posts : 48
Join date : 2010-03-26
Age : 64
Location : Zone 8

View user profile http://sherry-a-casa.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/25/2010, 10:40 pm

My experience with the Spacemaster variety is that the "prickles" diminish as the cuke matures.

I've been trying to post pix of my harvest of a few years ago, when my HOA properly hacked the olive tree next door. A couple of them weighed 42-1/2 oz!


Last edited by donnainzone10 on 5/25/2010, 10:46 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : mistakes)

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1994
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

Post  Nurse Grams on 5/26/2010, 9:47 am

Hey cherriesjubie, I'm not familiar with that variety either, but when I was a kid, we always grew pickling cukes and they always had prickery things on them. We were kids so we didn't wear gloves, but I'll be wearing gloves when my cukes are ready this year! Those prickery things knock off fairly easily.

I don't like my cukes to get too big, because the seeds inside also get bigger and I don't care for that. I'd pick one now, and see how you like it.

---Pam

Nurse Grams

Female Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-05-23
Age : 58
Location : West MI - 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

Post  cherriesjubilee on 5/26/2010, 9:06 pm

Well, good news! One cuke was 8" long and I picked it today.
It was good! Now all I need is some tomatoes and onions to
put with it. I am not growing tomatoes -- I think I'll get some at
the Cowtown Farmers Market on Saturday. Very Happy

cherriesjubilee

Female Posts : 48
Join date : 2010-03-26
Age : 64
Location : Zone 8

View user profile http://sherry-a-casa.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumbers -- when are they ready?

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