Renee's Garden Seeds. I got them planted a little late this spring, but the vines are now growing along the ground, after climbing the trellis of the EarthBox®. They get morning and mid-day sun and are shaded by mid-afternoon on.
I mentioned earlier this year that Mom had given her EarthBox® to me and that I was going to grow cucumbers in it. Previous attempts at growing cucumbers had not yielded very good results so I thought I'd give this EarthBox® thing a go with them.
With the EarthBox®, you just need to make sure the water reservoir never goes dry, and with the hot and dry weather we've been having, I find that I need to fill it once a day. I'm amazed at what healthy plants I've got. Never before have my cucumber vines looked so good!
The vines are loaded with cucumbers, too...
For the first time, I'm going to try pickling these cucumbers. We both like them fresh, but I want to try pickling them, too, so I'll be using this recipe for refrigerator sweet pickles:
SWEET REFRIGERATOR PICKLES
12 to 14 cucumbers, cut in pieces
2 tbsp. canning salt
2 lg. onionsMix salt with cucumbers and onions; let stand 1 1/2 to 2 hours.Brine:3 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. vinegar
Mix sugar and vinegar until sugar dissolves; drain pickles well and put into jars. Cover with brine. Put in refrigerator and let stand 2 weeks before using. Good for 6 months.