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.
To help them get established the first year you start them, pinch off the first set of blossoms up until July then allow the blossoms to grow so you can enjoy a Fall harvest. Next year you can enjoy the harvest in both Spring Fall (no need to pinch off any blossoms)
Mix packet of Cosmos, carrot seeds with several scoops of fresh coffee grounds to help space carrot seeds, repel pests, and fertilize soil. Add some radish seeds to the mixture. The radishes will sprout first, so you will know where your rows are. Great idea with the radishes. Radishes like cool soil too like the carrot. 4 likes 20 repins ehow.com
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