Leader pruning is the critical step that prevents our cucumber trellis from turning into a jungly mess. Since we plant our cucumbers about 1 foot apart and train them up a single string, no sprawling is allowed! We keep things in order by continuously pruning off all new leaders as soon as we see them. You’ll find these extra leaders along the vine at each node beside a leaf stem and flower or two. You can identify the new leader when it starts to develop multiple leaves. That is one clear feature that sets it apart from the other single leaves along the vine.
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I'm trying to ignore the millions of people who've entered our state to watch the eclipse by hanging out in the garden. I'm hoping the tourists respect our private, mountain top land. Oooh, look! I finally have some baby cucumbers!😂
First time fermenting pickles. Yes, I know I didn't use pickling cucumbers but they haven't come in yet and I had a plethora of slicing cukes so in they went. So far they're still crunchy on day 3 but they don't have that sour bite yet that I'm hoping to achieve. I added whole allspice, brown mustard seeds, crushed red pepper, garlic cloves, a cinnamon stick and Dill blossoms.
What do you like to add to your fermenting pickles? I'd love to know your secret ingredients!
Our cucumbers have sprouted!! It has been so hot outside lately but these babies seem to like it! They are off to a great start considering it has only been 5 days since we planted them! 🥒🥒🥒 #organicgardening#growingcucumbers#tastessogood