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Mike the Gardener

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So far this gardening season I am receiving great returns from my cucumber plants or Cucumis sativus for all you plant classification gurus out there. More on my production in a moment.

For my neighbor, who is a cucumber growing fanatic, he is harvesting a few dozen cucumbers every day, and last week he started more cucumbers to replace the cucumber plants he currently has, when they stop producing. Yep, he is that serious about growing his cucumbers, and there is a good reason why.

He grows a lot of cucumbers because his bread & butter are his pickles (bad pun intended). Before the season is out he will make about 100 to 200 jars of dill spear spickles from a recipe that he has perfected over time. Luckily for me, we are good friends, so I get to partake in tasting his wonderful homegrown and homemade pickles.

http://www.averagepersongardening.com/blog/index.php?node=38

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I am the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.
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We finally grew cucumbers this year, in containers!  We tried that past 2 years and did not have good success. We live at the Ga/Fla border and apparently there is a pest that bores holes and infects the entire crop down here. I read somewhere, plant early and then plant later. So we planted early and voila! We had cucumbers, maybe not enough.... but I'm excited to keep at it!
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Good job!

That is the beauty of gardening.  No two seasons are ever the same, and each season you tweak it here and there and start perfecting it.

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