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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:32 PM

How is it possible that there are no cucumbers worth picking one day

Then the next day I find several giant cucumbers too big to use. Itís bizzare!

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Reply How is it possible that there are no cucumbers worth picking one day (Original post)
redstateblues Jun 2019 OP
PoliticAverse Jun 2019 #1
redstateblues Jun 2019 #4
guillaumeb Jun 2019 #2
redstateblues Jun 2019 #3
bubbazero Jun 2019 #5
bearfan454 Jul 2019 #6

Response to redstateblues (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:35 PM

1. Your neighbor's screwing with you. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:50 PM

4. LOL

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Response to redstateblues (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:41 PM

2. Zucchini plants are like that as well.

They go from the size of a green bean to watermelon sized in a day.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:46 PM

3. It's amazing. I have doubled down on my inspection

I love making refrigerator pickles but the cukes are no good when they are too big.

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Response to redstateblues (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:50 PM

5. Its possibly your variety

You mav have a variety with the "bigleaves hidus syndrome" My apologies, seriously from someone with a family of purple ribbon gardeners, try picking every other day but pick EVERYTHING. Also this next trick seems crazy, but try a double pass system. This is where lone person picks the entire patch, then a different person picks the same patch, preferably several hours later. Seems almost childish, but we found even with patient adults was actually quite effective. Seems to have something to do with foot patterns and missed cukes, Same tricks also worked for zucchini. As far as too large to use, we still had some, especially during baling or fair season, short on time, thinking about other things etc. We found that one very large sow, (female pig) helped cover the embarrassment. They will eat anything. If not able to procure said porcine consider compost Good luck

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Response to redstateblues (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:16 AM

6. Okra does it too n/t

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