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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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    I noticed several more questions in the comments, which were enough for another troubleshooting post. Sometimes I know the answer from experience, other times I do research. I love learning new things about the garden, so this is always something I enjoy. Feel free to share your own...
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    Powdery mildew can be a real problem in the vegetable garden, especially for cucurbits such as cucumbers, squash, melons and pumpkins. Powdery mildew is a fungus that forms as a white or gray powder on the leaves of plants causing the leaves to become deformed and die. It is far more probable in...
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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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    Ingredients 4 slices whole grain bread 1/4 cup soy cream cheese at room temperature 1/4 cup avocado 1/4 cup yellow mustard 1/4 cup cucumber, shaved 1/4 cup carrot, shaved 1/4 cup pickled onions 1/4 cup roasted red bell pepper (or you can use a raw bell pepper, thinly sliced) 1/4 cup...
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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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    I went out to the garden yesterday to check on all my plants, pick what was ready, and pull just a few weeds. This is the first year that I have used any type of mulch in the vegetable garden, and I sure am glad I did. The mulch really does a nice job keeping the weeds at bay. It has literally...
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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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    Ingredients 10 cups finely chopped unpeeled pickling cucumbers (approximately 3 1/2 to 4 pounds of pickling cucumbers) 4 cups finely chopped red bell pepper, about 4 large peppers 3 cups finely chopped green bell pepper, about 2 to 3 large peppers 1 cup finely chopped celery, about 4 large ribs...
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    Ingredients 5 cucumbers 1/2 cup chopped parsley 6 scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 quart buttermilk 1 pint yogurt Salt and freshly ground pepper Directions Peel cucumbers and cut them in half, scraping out seeds. Sprinkle the cucumbers with salt...
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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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