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frontyardgardener

Northern California living, stay at home mom who loves growing food for my family! Zone 9A. I regularly tear out my grass and replace with food!

Cucumis sativus 'Burpless'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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frontyardgardener

Maybe I should have thinned my plants out more. The have exploded!

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Explosion!

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frontyardgardener

Last year I lost all my cucumber plants to powdery mildew! This year I planted them in a different area and have much better soil quality. Anyone have any hints as to how I can assure this doesn't happen again? Trying to remain organic.

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gko

Spray them every two weeks with soapy water

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kateb

I put upside down tomato cages over my cucumber plants this year and have had an amazing harvest after having similar problems in the past few years. It has kept them off the ground and the plant has stayed healthy. Never tried the soapy water but I hear it's a great trick

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gko

Yeah I tried it last year and it worked but I've also heard baking soda works too I guess you just have to try and see

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frontyardgardener

I used the soapy mixture but I waited too long before I realized what the heck was happening. I'm going to spray with baking soda mixture I found on a organic gardening blog. Fingers crossed!

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frontyardgardener

Container gardening!

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uaskigyrl

Have you gotten any yet? They are soooooo good!

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frontyardgardener

Not yet, I had carrots and lettuce in the bin during spring. These are only 3 weeks old.

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uaskigyrl

You're going to enjoy them! Very crisp & a nice flavor

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gko

Yes one of the best out there

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gko

Yes one of the best out there

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