Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cukes gone crazy!

Just a quick greenhouse update: We started nearly 100 more cukes just a few weeks ago and they are growing like crazy...so much that we had to already repot them from their original peet starter pots. The main variety we grow are the Straight 8's because they make great slicers. In addition, we are growing Organic Lemon cukes, Eurekas, A & C Pickling, Cucinos and Iznik. The Cucinos are more of a greenhouse cuke (they did great in my windowsill during the winter months) but I'm going to try growing them on a trellis in the garden. We also started an additional 80 broccoli, 80 cabbage and over 100 celery plants...all of which need repotting and thus the short blog post today! Happy spring planting! Oh and for you local folks following on Facebook be sure to check out the discussion tab on The Beer Garden fan page...I am posting several great recipes and updates on what will be available at market time!

14 comments:

  1. Gosh, that's alot of stuff! I agree - straight eight is one of the most reliable cucumbers you can grow. That's what I have too...

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  2. EG: I'm selling the farmer's market this year and have no idea what to expect....so I may be going overboard but I'd rather be prepared...regardless they won't go to waste as I will give them to our local food bank.

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  3. wish i could see you at farmers market...

    i could even try making pickles :- )

    kary
    xxx

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  4. Kary...me too! I love pickles...we canned about 80 quarts last summer and we are nearly to the end of them...and no I'm not pregnant...lol

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  5. That sure is a lot of newspaper pots to make! I hope you've got a crew to be working on that!

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  6. Megan: I did have a pot making party a while back but it seems I'm never finished making them : ) I just got done making 90 today....it helps if I can make them a bit at a time during the winter months but I didn't do enough this winter.

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  7. Oh, I was going to say that was a lot of cukes to be planting! Makes more sense since you're going to be selling them. We had 8 Double Yield plants and 2 Japanese Longs last year and we're just finishing our pickles.

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  8. 100 cukes? That's crazy! That's enough to feed an army. What do you plan on doing with them all? Do you grow for market?

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  9. Rachel....it is a lot and it may be way too many but I was told that the market was lacking them last year...so we will see...I usually grow anywhere from 40 to 50 plants for just our family anyway...big family : ) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Thomas: Actually it will be more like 200 when all is said and done but yes this is my first year at the Farmer's Market...and yes I am a little crazy ....crazy plant lady : )

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  11. Well now I know where to buy some great cucumber plants if mine don't turn out.:) No risk, no reward, I bet you do great at the farmers market this year.:)

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  12. Looks like you're going "cuclear".

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  13. Mr H: Thanks! I would be honored but I am quite sure your cukes will turn out : ) You and your family could still stop by the market to say hi.

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  14. Herb: LoL! Next time Bent has another beer tasting I will bring my abundance of produce to share.

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