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Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Here is a simple tried and true tip for having the sweetest cucumbers in town . . .

Prevent powdery mildew with this spray: 1 gallon of water 1 tablespoon of baking soda 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid Mix the ingredients together and add them to a spray bottle. Spray your plants weekly, preferably on overcast days to prevent it from burning the foliage.

When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.

When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.

Building A Disease Barrier with Newspaper: Cucumber Disease

129 cukes per plant- not bad- gotta try it myself!

Growing Cucumbers, interesting bit on using a trellis.