Sweeter Cucumber Tip

Sweeter Cucumber Tip

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 . . . Read More: Article: Sweeter Cucumber Tip

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    Default Article: Sweeter Cucumber Tip

    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 . . .

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    gotta try this. Not only can you eat the cukes, but the sunflower seeds as well. Thanks

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    I would never have thought a sunflower would hold up a cucumber plant. Now I know. Great. Thanks

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    Love this site. I am an avid gardener but never thought to do this.

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    I LOVE Companion planting. My cucumbers have never done well, but I don't feel so bad after talking to my Amish neighbors. Both summers I planted they had trouble with theirs as well.

    I'll give sunflowers and cucumbers a try now that we are in our new house. It will be fun to watch the ants "herd the aphids"

    Speaking of bugs, Braconid wasps are visiting my garden. I was so excited when I saw this on my tomato plant, lol.

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    I've found that planting cucumber seeds rather than transplants works so much better for me. This is true for any squash & melons, too. I've never tried using sunflowers for support... What a Great idea!

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    Nice - I'll give this a try this year. I planted cukes last year that were so bitter I pulled up the plants. I hope this works.

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    what does planting cucumbers next to sunflowers and having them trail do for "sweetness". I plant my cucumbers in the garden and use poles and garden twine. I dont understand the "sweeter" part of this story.

 

 
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