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    Biting into a piece of crisp cucumber is sure to make any summer just that much brighter. No matter how you eat cucumbers, enjoyment is sure to be part of the package. Cucumbers are also fairly easy to grow, much to the delight of veggie gardeners everywhere, as they thrive in hardiness zones...
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    Cucumbers are fun and easy to grow in the vegetable garden. There are many different types of cucumbers, but the two most popular types are generally slicing cucumbers and pickling cucumbers. I typically grow the slicing varieties in my vegetable garden each year. The pickling types are grown by...
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    It was a sad day out in the vegetable garden today. My struggling and desperate cucumber vines finally bit the dust. After a couple weeks of spraying them, watering them, and chasing cucumber beetles, I finally realized that they probably will not make it, and yanked them up. The cucumber vines...
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    Many urban vegetable gardeners have an issue with space for their vegetable gardens. I fit into this category as well, living in a city with over 150,000 residents, and in a subdivision with neighbors in every direction. How many times have we wanted to grow more vegetables, but just did not...
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    If you are new to vegetable gardening, you probably have heard the phrase "true leaves" a time or two. This is especially true if growing from seed, where this phrase is used most often. But what exactly are true leaves? When a seed first emerges from the soil, or potting mixture, it has a set...
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    Yesterday I posted about the decline in bee populations, so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss one easy task you can do in case you are not getting many bees visiting your garden. You will know real quick if bees are not coming around. Ever noticed a little tiny cucumber behind a...
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    Ingredients 2 fresh slicing cucumbers (2 pounds) 1 small red onion 1 1/2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh Directions Slice the cucumber lengthwise, remove the seeds, and slice...
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    The cucumbers have been planted and are starting to bloom. The vines are steadily climbing up the trellis and are looking good. The little cucumbers that were there a few days ago are growing by the minute it seems. But when do I know they are ready to pick, and how do I pick them? If you have...
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    Most of the vegetables in the garden have been planted for a little over a month now, and are progressing fairly well. I thought it would be a good time to share some pictures of the blooms so far in the garden. I am starting to get some baby squash, zucchini, and banana peppers. I can't wait...
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    Using a trellis to support your cucumber plants, or other vining vegetables, is the best way to grow beautiful and tasty cucumbers. Many gardeners have learned the hard way (including me) that letting your cucumber vines just spread upon the ground is a good way to not have many cucumbers. The...
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