Cukes Started

Cucumbers - 4 plants in this area
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 5, 2011 11:25am CST
This photo shows my newly planted cucumbers. I have 4 plants of the Marketmore variety. When ripe, they're 10 inches long, 2 inches in diameter and juicy. I will also be adding mulch I think at a later date. This is the latest I recall ever getting thimngs planted in my garden. We had snow May 2nd here in Minnesota. Warm weather has arrived and will be staying hopefully. Are you planted yet? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
5 May 11
We had some snow here too last week. Still though it is so cold. We have yet to get warmth, I am almost forgetting what that feels like. lol Wow, I hope you do get lots of sun and warmth because the cucumber area there in the picture looks like you will get great cucumbers. You certainly spaced them well and have a lot of room for them. Thanks for sharing the picture and hope to see their progress.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 11
I have planted only cukes in this area since we bought the house. They do awesome here too. It gets sun all but an hour or so each day. Thank you as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
5 May 11
No, my plants are still in the containers, which I am glad since we had a frost warning last night. Here are my plants, I only have green beans (in the two back planters) and cucumbers. My peppers didn't start, so I may not have any this year.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 11
I have only planted my pickle seeds. I just bought all these plants today and planted them. I still have a lot of seeds to sow yet. But first the areas need turning and weeding etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
5 May 11
I am doing it the lazy gardener way..If you remember, I don't have a rototiller and when I put strain on my arm, it flares up, so I can't do it by hand, but in the back there is a pile of wood that's been there a while..A perfect place to put my plants, will get plenty of water and sun and away from my destructive dogs. I'll just have my boys move the wood and there will be soften and rich soil underneath, ready for any plantings...LOl Then hopefully by next year I'll have the money to invest in a roto tiller, then look out, I'll be planting stuff everywhere...lol
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• United States
6 May 11
Sounds like a good variety. How well does it do in production wise? The one we got last year from the garden center just said "cucumber" and it only produced a few cucumbers but I'd like a bit more than that KWIM?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 May 11
I will have cukes forever with 4 plants. I give most to my wifes restaraunt. I would guess maybe 150 cukes or more by the end of the season. The key is to pick them as soon as they are ripe so more will grow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 May 11
I don't but I do know that last year the farmers around here had all their crops in my May 1...many have just finally got a start this last week....it's a very late spring.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 11
I started in April last year. 2 to 3 weeks earlier than this year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 May 11
It must be spring, Grandpa Bob is back! We planted pumpkins and wildflowers. That's pretty much it.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 11
I'm baaaack! Hee hee! For now anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@GardenGerty (105287)
• United States
5 May 11
I am not completely planted yet. I had to cover the tomatoes from frost one night this week. I am mostly using containers. I read about a way to plant tomatoes around a wire cylinder and put compost in the middle. I did that and may do that with peppers, too. That way you plant three tomatoes around, secure them to the outside of the cage and feed them with compost all at the same time.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 11
I won't be planting tomatoes for a week at least. Usually around Mothers Day is when I plant them and other fragile plants. We're doing some herbs and lettuce and spinich in containers this year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 May 11
That is great. We have not got our garden going yet. We have had flooding rain here. We hope to get it started either today or sometime this week. We have got to get it tilled up again first. The only thing I have planted so far is green onions out on my deck.
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