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Dragon_Warrior

I just started several exciting adventures in zone 6. Looking forward to learning, collecting ideas, and trying new things.

Cucumis sativus 'Straight Eight'

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Dragon_Warrior

I found another hidden #cucumber yesterday 😁 #straighteight #cucumberhunt 🥒 😋

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Dragon_Warrior

Just a #cat and his #cucumber 🥰

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cheriej

What a handsome fella!!

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gjones

He’s beautiful and has lovely fur and pointy ears. I’m sure he’s guarding your cucumbers 😊

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Dragon_Warrior

Here it is very close 😁 #cucumber #cucumber-straighteight

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Dragon_Warrior

@gjones Here it is. I couldn’t leave you hanging lol 😂

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Dragon_Warrior

@gjones it was very hard to find. I’m glad I found it because it was getting pretty big.

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gjones

Well I don’t think I would have found it but you’re right it is quite a big one😊

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Dragon_Warrior

I was getting upset because I couldn’t find my afternoon #cucumber But then tada! there it is! Can you spot the #cucumber-straighteight in this picture?

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novicegardenlover

Took me a minute 🥒

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gjones

I can’t find it🤔

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Dragon_Warrior

@gjones @novicegardenlover I realized that it’s easier with an iPhone because you can zoom 🙂

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gjones

Is it towards the bottom of the photo?

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novicegardenlover

I have a Samsung so I had to use a little patience 😄

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Dragon_Warrior

@novicegardenlover At least you have a good camera. I haven’t been impressed with the iPhone camera 🫤

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumberhunt

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Dragon_Warrior

I’m feeling like it’s time to learn to make pickles. What do you do with your #cucumbers ? Do you have any simple recipes? #cucumber-straighteight #straighteight

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight #pollination #pollinator #cucumberflower 😍

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Dragon_Warrior

My first nice looking #cucumber of the year 😍 #straighteight 🥒😋

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emch

These are so dependable even I can grow them lol #yum #101uses

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cheriej

Looks great!! A perfect specimen!!😍😍😍

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Dragon_Warrior

I finally have some #cucumbers 😀

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cheriej

Yum!!!

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight

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Dragon_Warrior

I got my #cucumber #cucumbers #straighteight #cucumber-straighteight #up-potted today 🥰

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kelsey92

When did u start them.

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Dragon_Warrior

@kelsey92 about a week ago

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Dragon_Warrior

I found today's #cucumber 😲 This is what happens when I don't know it's there. Perhaps I ought to keep them on the vine longer from now on 😊 #straighteight

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crabby58

#yum #eatwhatyougrow #goodeats

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cheriej

WOW!!! Have you sliced it yet? I may have to get that variety next year.

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Dragon_Warrior

@cheriej Not yet but I will tonight. The last few were a bit bitter. I guess I was just picking them too soon. The variety grows well for me. I highly recommend it 🥰

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight 🥰

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gjones

Can't wait until mine are ready! I love fresh cucumbers.

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumberstraighteight #cucumber #straighteight 😋🥰💕

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crabby58

#gyo #eatwhatyougrow #yum

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mandajayne

Looking good!

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Dragon_Warrior

#bestof2021

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight 😍😋🥰

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patrik94

Perfect💚🥒

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kaporyash

Beautiful congrats 👏

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Dragon_Warrior

@kaporyash @patrik94 Thank you 😊 I love growing cucumbers 🥒💕

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight 🥰

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emch

#yum

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Dragon_Warrior

My first #cucumber of the season 😍😋🥰 #straighteight #cucumber-straighteight #cucumberstraighteight 💕

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jmlincoln

Yahooo! Congrats!

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Dragon_Warrior

@jmlincoln Thank you 😊 I love these cucumbers 🥒 They are definitely a favorite ❤

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charlotte

Looks great

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight #cucumberstraighteight #bathroomgarden 🥰

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight 🥰

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ublaszko

Apparently we can't sow cucumbers here until late April. I'm going to start mine in mid-April.

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Dragon_Warrior

I might be early but I'm starting indoors 😊 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

It's too early to start it here indoor. I read it you're supposed to start them indoors in late April. It seems a bit late to me so I'm going to go for mid-April or maybe even the second week of April.

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Dragon_Warrior

@ublaszko i don't follow the rules lol

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Dragon_Warrior

#straighteight #cucumber #night 🥰

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Dragon_Warrior

3 #straighteight #cucumbers 😃

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber 4 and 5 are almost ready 😋 The 5th one was a hidden surprise 😁 #cucumberstraighteight #gyo #freshisbest #cucumberlove 💕

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #straighteight 💕 @heatherdirtyhands

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Dragon_Warrior

3rd #cucumber #straighteight will be ready soon 😍😋💕

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heatherdirtyhands

So u have yours attached to a lattice? How did u attach it? Can u maybe tag me in a pic of the whole pot? I'm trying to grow some for the first time and wanna have the best result

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Dragon_Warrior

@heatherdirtyhands I don't have it with the lattice yet, but that was what I was thinking. I just have it in a pot that's now too small for it next to a wood pole. I'll get a more distant shot so you can see the mess, lol.

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heatherdirtyhands

So is it attached to that stick to hold it up? I noticed mine yesterday has a couple tiny cucumbers on it and I'm so happy I just hope they don't get eaten like my strawberries

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Dragon_Warrior

@heatherdirtyhands It is attached with tendrils and that's it. I started it in my bathroom with the stick just standing next to it. I helped it grab on a little but it did most on its own. I did hand pollinate the flowers with a small paint brush. Just tickle the inside of the male flower then pollinate the female flower. I try to do it as often as possible and with as many flowers as possible to be sure to get a cucumber 🥒 😁

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Dragon_Warrior

@heatherdirtyhands They should be less likely to be taken since they should have little spikes or at least mine does

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heatherdirtyhands

Yes mine are spiky

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Dragon_Warrior

The second #cucumber is about to disappear 😁 #straighteight 💕

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Dragon_Warrior

We ate our first cucumber today and it was awesome 😀

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jmlincoln

Looks great! Good work!

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Dragon_Warrior

@jmlincoln Thank you 😊 It was really nice. I saved some seeds 😁

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Dragon_Warrior

We have some #cucumbers 😁 #cucumberstraighteight #straighteight 💕

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Dragon_Warrior

It looks like I have successfully #handpollinated two #cucumbers 😃 🥒 😋 #straighteight

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Dragon_Warrior

@cyndi Thank you 😃 It's so exciting to watch my babies grow 💕

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Dragon_Warrior

I'm just so mesmerized by the way my #cucumber grows. #tendrils are awesome 💕 It was barely touching that stick when I went to bed. I woke up and it was wrapped around 😁🤪

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lovestogarden

Wonderful ❣️

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #cucumber-flowers #flowers #yellow #yellowflower #cucumberflower 😍

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Dragon_Warrior

@cyndi lol 😆 That happens to me way too many times. The last time I was drinking I planted "mystery seeds" lol 😆 I have no idea what will come up 😜

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Dragon_Warrior

My #cucumber has its first #flower 😍 So, do I need to put it outside for pollination? Or hand pollinate? Maybe just slowly put it out during the day to get hardened off 💕

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sherrisgarden

#planthelp

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Dragon_Warrior

#cucumber #cucumberstraighteight #seedling #cucumberseedling 😍

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