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Wisconsin zone 4/5
2249 Posts
May 29, 2015 - 8:50 pm

All my cucumber plants are planted into the RAISED BED and down in the BOG CONTAINER GARDEN. The plants in the containers I made 'tee pees' for so they can trellis up the saplings. This way they take up much less space. 

Would you believe that I found cucumber beetles on the plants already.  I am trying a new technique in smushing them. I hold my hand UNDER the leaf they are on. Then they fall into my hand and a SMUSH them.Laugh.  Those darn bugs always cause disease on the leaves.

I am growing Telegraph and Soyu (both Japanese long/thin cukes), Market More 76 and a Pickle Bush. Surprised I have cucumbers on a couple of the bushes already. It really pays to start them early indoors.  I am hoping to pick them in a couple of weeks.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

Wisconsin zone 4/5
2249 Posts
June 25, 2015 - 8:30 pm

I am on my third attempt of growing cucumbers.  First plantings were eaten by the cucumber beetle and disease that it probably was spreading. Second planting was eaten the night after I planted the seedlings, by grubs that I found in the pot. Wish me luck, I planted for the third time new seedlings in my west veggie garden and a couple in another container in the bog. Cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies.  I usually have so many that I am giving them away to any one who wants them.  Not this year. I hope I have enough to pickle.  I wanted to try 'fermented' pickles this year.  Time will tell.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

Wisconsin zone 4/5
2249 Posts
May 8, 2017 - 3:17 pm

I used the PAPER TOWEL METHOD of GERMINATION.  Sprouted in 3 days.  Today I planted the germinated seeds in 5" pots.  Put them in a CLEAR TOTE with a heat mat.  During sunshine days I put the tote of the sunny deck, top on.  Creates a lot of heat.  I do vent it a little.  I  don't want to bake the seed.  At night I bring the tote in the house and plug in the heat mat. 

I am growing Market More and Japanese long cucumber. 

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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