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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 23, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Salad Bush Cucumbers grow in a bowl planter.
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The rest of my cucumbers are growing along a trellis that is in the middle path of my backyard daylily garden.
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Jul 23, 2012 4:07 PM CST

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Healthy looking plants!! Thumbs up
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 23, 2012 4:12 PM CST
Thanks! They are setting lots and lots of cukes!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 24, 2012 4:55 PM CST
I just went outside and really quick cut back and pulled up my Armenian Cucumber vines. No fruit set yet and there were not many of this type so it was easy. I noticed a few days ago a leaf on them with mildew. Today noticed more leaves with the mildew spots and very noticable. So out they came. I don't want to deal with mildew and I don't want my other cukes to come down with it.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 25, 2012 2:43 PM CST
picked cucumbers today-
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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Jul 27, 2012 1:32 PM CST
I made 2 1/2 gallons of Deli-Dills this week.
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tveguy3
Jul 27, 2012 1:41 PM CST
Paul, I would love your Deli-Dill Recipe! My cucumbers are just starting to produce.
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Patti1957
Jul 27, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Paul, I would like that recipe too!


Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 27, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Ok, fess up Paul. How did you do it?
Name: Paul
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paulgrow
Jul 27, 2012 3:11 PM CST
About 8 pounds small cukes
1/2 bunch dill
1 1/2 gallons water
1 cup pickling salt
5 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 cup mixed pickling spices

Wash cukes. Remove blossom end
Place cukes in crock or food grade plastic bucket
Distribute dill evenly
Make brine of remaining ingredients and pour over cukes
Cover with large plate and weigh with jar of water to hold plate down.

Store at moderate temperature 70-75 degrees.
If scum forms remove daily
Pickles may be eaten after 3 rd day but well done pickles need 5-6 days fermentation.
Pack into clean containers and refrigerate. Pickles must be kept in refrigerator and will keep for 3-4 months.

Note:
Check with your local doughnut shop, they get icing in in small 2 1/2 gallon buckets and will usually give them away when they are empty.
These make excellent pickle buckets. I tip my hat to you.






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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 28, 2012 4:50 AM CST
Thanks for the recipe! Do you pour the brine in hot, or let it cool? Or do you cook the brine at all?
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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Jul 28, 2012 7:04 AM CST
you do NOT heat the brine.
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 28, 2012 7:50 AM CST
Thanks, can't wait to make them. Now I have to find a source of dill, as I had only one seed germinate, and it's a pathetic little thing not more then 2 inches tall, and going to seed. Never had that happen before.
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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Jul 28, 2012 12:24 PM CST
Most of your produce markets should be selling it.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 2, 2012 12:35 PM CST
I just can not get over how UGLY those China Long cucumbers are. I picked my first one and tasted it. I didn't see any reason to get excited. Tasted just like any other cukes I eat from my garden and they are just too, too ugly. I don't like the extra spineyness and the wrinkled ridges. Honestly, It doesn't look anything like the picture on the seed package which looks a lot smoother skinned.

I do like the Palace Kings, which I have had a chance to eat some and they taste REALLY great to me and look like I expect a cucumber to look. No wrinkly skins. Maybe it is all in my head about the others as I can not get over the uglies!!!! Ugly, ugly!! :-((

But I can say for sure that the China Longs will NOT be back next year!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 2, 2012 2:41 PM CST

Here is one of my China King Cukes growing. I just CAN NOT get over how ugly these cucumbers are. Sad
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Lovely Palace King Cukes.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 4, 2012 2:09 PM CST
I picked so many of those chinese cucumbers today but I didn't get any pictures as I was giving them away and wasn't about to make people stand around and wait while I took pictures.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 9, 2012 1:42 PM CST
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Lots of cucumbers picked.
Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Aug 9, 2012 1:44 PM CST
How do those taste?
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 9, 2012 1:52 PM CST
Great! Those in the picture were mostly Palace Kings. I love the Palace Kings.

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