Amazing crop from one cucumber plant.. Just a quick one to tell you about Mrs Anne Byas, a gardener from West Molesey in Surrey on the southern edge of London (and only a few miles from where I grew up). It's just come to light that last year she had an amazing crop of cucumbers - 129 from one plant. The variety was 'Socrates'. One hundred and twenty nine!
129 cukes per plant, this works great! I have done this every year and it is great!!
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Grow Cucumbers vertically: Cucumber 'Socrates' - 129 cukes from one plant!
Garden Ideas ~ Amazing crop from one cucumber plant. 129 cukes per plant- not bad- gotta try it myself!
Cucumber 'Socrates' - 129 cucumbers from one plant. Image ©Enza ZadenJust a quick one to tell you about Mrs Anne Byas, a gardener from West Molesey in Surrey on the southern edge of London (and only a few miles from where I grew up). It's just come to light that last year she had an amazing crop of cucumbers - 129 from one plant. The variety was 'Socrates'. One hundred and twenty nine! The previous year she thought she was doing well with forty but last year... 'Socrates' is a mini-cucumber for the greenhouse with fruits about 7in/17.5cm long, in a very attractive dark green shade. It comes with built-in resistance to the dreaded powdery mildew and also some other cucumber diseases. It thrives in cooler conditions, and produces seedless fruits without pollination. Ideal if you only have space for one plant. Anne sowed just three seeds, they all came up, so she gave two away to friends. The first fruits from her remaining plant started cropping in early June and continued until 29 November and she didn't know what to do with them all. "There's a only a certain amount of cucumbers my neighbours and I can eat," she said. It's also worth mentioning that 'Socrates' is highly rated in the US. In organic trials run by Colorado State University 'Socrates' came out top for yield. "'Socrates' by far, produced the most cucumbers per plant," said their report. Need I say more? Cucumber 'Socrates' was developed by the independent Dutch company Enza Zaden. 'Socrates' is available in Britain from Johnsons Seeds and in North America from Johnny's Selected Seeds. - See more at: http://www.transatlanticplantsman.com/transatlantic_plantsman/2012/03/record-crop-from-one-cucumber-plant.html#sthash.ZF5fK7uo.dpuf
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Dearth box planter, up to 3 tomato plants per bucket
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DIY earth box type self watering planters
Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.
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Let the cucumbers grow up the sunflowers... Cool idea!
Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers....other companion gardening tips!
Cucumber growing (cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers)
growing cucumbers. .. I never knew that growing sunflowers next to cucumbers made them sweeter.
Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. > the never ending list of companion planting!
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13 Awesome Outdoor Bench Projects, Ideas Tutorials! | DIY Image Ideas. Pretty cool projects!
A natural weed killer.spray bottle (I had a 34 ounce one I purchased at the $ store a while ago) Pickling vinegar (It works better than regular vinegar because the acetic acid % is higher) Salt (1/2 cup for m size bottle) Dish soap (a squeeze)
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Full of Great Ideas: Natural weed killer (made with basic items in your kitchen)
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Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/ 2 cup salt and squirt of liquid dish soap. Put in a gallon spray bottle. Works best on a hot day.
Killing weeds with vinegar? Does it work? Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
SHASTA DAISY: 1) Perennial 2) Blooms summer - fall 3) Blooms in clumps from 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide 4) Full Sun
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SHASTA DAISY: my favorite flower
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Field of daisies - Absolutely my favorite flower.
Field of Daisies. Such smiley, happy flowers.
White and yellow
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C-White and Yellow Daisy
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Dewdrops on Daisy
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Water drops ...
The Pinterest 100: Gardening. Vertical gardening is all the rage.
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Vertical Veggie Garden | 39 Insanely Cool Vertical Gardens. Looks like it's made from soda bottles stacked on top of each other with a side hole for the plant to pop out from.
vertical 2L soda bottle garden
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Amazing vertical garden idea for your small yard
Plastic bottle vertical garden idea.
An alternative vegetable garden (hidroponia) is easy to make and uses recycled plastic bottles!
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Natural Garden Tips. Neem oil is also a fantastic natural pesticide.
Natural Garden Tips ... great tips!
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Plant herbs to help your garden grow.
Natural Garden Tips - companion herb gardening
Grow Potatoes in a bag of Potting Soil... Click on image for detailed instruction
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Grow Potatoes in a bag of Potting Soil... I thin kI would try burlap or coffee bags
Grow Potatoes in a bag of potting soil...... ~ you can plan potatoes in ANYTHING, all it needs is good ole earth, the Master Creator.
Grow Potatoes in a bag of Potting Soil... Click on image for detailed instruction Maybe try using feed sacks!
This city husband and wife found farming by "accident.” They bought a house so they could have a big garden, but found that they had an abundance of land. When wondering what to do about all of their land, they started meeting the right people at the right time. Starting with goats, they slowly grew as they added chickens, pigs and cows. There is nothing like grass-fed! You can taste the difference even in... FULL ARTICLE & VIDEOS @ http://organicfarmingreport.com/family-organic-farming/
Keep garden-fresh herbs handy all fall and winter, and leave the store-bought dried herbs on the shelf.
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Keep garden fresh herbs handy all fall and winter leaving the store bought dried herbs on the shelf!
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Preserve Summer Herbs - Keep garden-fresh herbs handy all fall and winter, and leave the store-bought dried herbs on the shelf.
It's easy. They don't stink (promise). And they wiggle. Why wouldn't you start a worm compost bin?? Vermicomposting is easy!
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Homemade safe weed killer 1/2 Gallon Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 cup Table Salt 1/2 tsp Liquid Dish Soap (Dawn works great) Mix these ingredients together and place in a spray container. Spray weeds thoroughly
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Craft, Home and Garden Ideas - Homemade Mosquito Repellent: In 16 oz spray bottle combine: 1/4 c lemon juice, 3 1/2 T vanilla extract, 15 drops of lavender oil fill with water and shake.
Homemade safe weed killer 1/2 Gallon Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 cup Table Salt 1/2 tsp Liquid Dish Soap (Dawn works great) Mix these ingredients together and place in a spray container. Spray weeds thoroughly ¥
End-of-season cleanup and maintenance can either make or break your gardening experience when spring comes back around next year!
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End-of-season cleanup and maintenance can either make or break your gardening experience when spring comes back around next year! http://www.summit-county-services.com/cleanup-snow-pet-etc.html
Attract aphid eating lady bugs into your garden with raisins.
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Lady bugs love raisins!. Attract them to your aphid problem by using a raisin. Lady bugs are my favorite garden bugs.
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Lady bugs like raisins. Attract them to help control aphids.
Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden & Solve Your Aphid Problem. Ladybugs are one of the best beneficial insects for the garden. They help a lot with pests, a little with pollination, and they are pleasing to the eye. You can attract them using raisins. Read more..... #gardenpestcontrol
If you have an aphid problem, attract Lady Bugs by setting out raisins. They really Love raisins.. .and aphids!
Ladybugs like raisins, who knew? Ladybugs eat aphids=ladybugs, good to have in the garden!
Bamboo in barrels. Grows quickly, adds privacy. Efective way to control any invasive plant, like bamboo.
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This is a good idea for around the pool. Bamboo in barrels. Grows quickly, adds privacy. Efective way to control any invasive plant, like bamboo.
bamboo in barrels. grows quickly and is a great privacy screen, but by containing it in the barrels you keep it from invading your property.
Plant Bamboo in Sliced Wine Barrels
bamboo in barrels. grows quickly, adds privacy. This way they don't take over your yard. Corner of backyard?
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Follow this one tip in your garden & get a ton of strawberries! Also a little strawberry education!
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Follow This One Tip In Your Garden: Growing Strawberries
great tip for growing strawberries
"Follow this one tip in your garden & get a ton of strawberries! Also a little strawberry education!" - Sadly, only 2 types of strawberries are listed for AZ growth with a note that says AZ is not a good place to grow strawberries. Drats!
Helpful garden tips - growing strawberries!
#strawberries # garden ideas #planting Follow this one tip in your garden & get a ton of strawberries! Also a little strawberry education!
Tree Stump Removal Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves....I wish we knew this when we cut down our trees at the house we're moving out of!
Tree Stump Removal Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves.
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Tree Stump Removal - Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay (for the stump in the yard
Tree Stump Removal Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves. #garden #ideas #diy
You can make a mini greenhouse dome for about $6.How to start a winter vegetable garden - The Cheap Vegetable Gardener
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Super Hoops to shade plants and prevent pests
#Garden inspirational ideas for your #renovation project - You can make a mini greenhouse dome for about $6.How to start a winter vegetable garden - The Cheap Vegetable Gardener.. Great idea http://www.myrenovationmagazine.com Please Repin - Thank You:)
Hi-Rise Super Hoops, Set of 6 Use hoops to support garden row covers, protecting plants from frost, insects, birds, or intense sun Back by popular demand, these support hoops are customer and staff favorites. support fabric, bird net and shade net better, too. Hi-Rise Super Hoops include two sets of Super Hoops with 12 inline connectors. They’re 116" L and provide 43" headroom in a 3' bed, enough height for all but the tallest crops.
Super Hoops very cool idea
How to Grow Lettuces
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Lettuces Growing Guide (Lettuce sometimes bolts/seed prematurely, a condition often caused by dry growing conditions & by the check of transplanting esp. if the roots are broken. Lettuces are ready for gathering as soon as the heart is nicely solid. Once growth begins to push up from the centre, is a sign the plants are beginning to run to seed and should therefore be moved as soon as possible. If it is not possible to use them immediately they can be pulled up completely with roots and placed in a cool, shaded position in vessels of very shallow water. The majority of best modern varieties of cos lettuces are self-folding & need no help by tying. Even so, during spells of dry weather they may not heart up well, and it is a good plan to give a light tying with raffia, soft string, or to use a rubber band although the latter sometimes cut into the leaves rather badly.
Brilliant idea to start raised beds or a contained veggie garden. From RETRO RANCH REVAMP
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Cinderblock raised garden
I love the cinder block idea
Brilliant idea to start raised beds.
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PVC Cucumber Trellis
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PVC pipe Garden Trellis - this could work in my garden. I wonder if hops would grow on this?
OK - now we're talking, PVC pipe structure with potted plants (squash or cucumbers) growing on it. You can walk under to pick. Nothing on the ground to get buggy or fungus, and you control your soil. Brilliant! -plant over lettuce/green leafy veggie garden beds
An excellent garden idea for growing vegetables. PVC pipe structure with potted plants (squash or cucumbers) growing on it. You can walk under to pick. Nothing on the ground to get buggy or fungus, and you control your soil. Brilliant!
Vertical vegetable gardening | PVC Cucumber Trellis
PVC Cucumber Trellis. Put shade plants near roots?
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