The latest technique for fending off cucumber beetles: Insect Pop-Up nets. After years of little success with cucumbers, I’m hoping these will do the trick.
Planting Day May 29
3′ x 6′ Low Insect Pop-Up in position.
Little cucumber seedlings nestled safely inside, with the Wire Cucumber Trellis in place.
About 10 y [...]
Can you train a cucumber to climb like a pea?
Cucumber plants with pea fence in place.
Inside the enclosure.
Ready for chilly spring nights.
I’ve been using galvanized wire tomato cages for about 15 years now, and most of the originals are still in service. I prefer them over stakes or [...]
Here in our Intervale display gardens the Insect Pop Up Nets have been a big success. The cucumber beetles have been shut out.
Two cucumber trellises in a raised bed, covered with a tall Insect Pop Up Net. Between the two rows of cucumber plants is a row of fernleaf dill (the kind of dill that’s grown for its foliage rather than it [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
Pattypan squash, grown and photographed by Kate Stauffacher
Like many gardeners, Kate Stauffacher tried something new last season: pattypan squash, which looks a little bit like a flying saucer.
“They were great additions to our garden. Because they produced so many squash, I had to try all sorts of recipes plus give many to family and [...]
This year’s first batch of bread and butter pickles.
My mom makes the best bread and butter pickles. I bet you think your mom makes the best bread and butter pickles, too. So is it about the cucumbers, the brine or the mom?
I asked around the office and looked around a bit online, and am I’m convinced it’s all about the [...]
It’s fun to see how folks use our products in ways we didn’t expect. We recently heard from Rowena Gerber, who teaches at the Miami Country Day School in Miami, FL, where the second graders created a “pizza garden” using our Grow Beds and Grow Bags.
The “pizza garden” at the Miami Country Day School. [...]
A tomato with blossom-end rot.
A water-soaked spot at the blossom end of tomato fruits is the classic symptom of blossom-end rot. This relatively common garden problem is not a disease, but rather a physiological disorder caused by a calcium imbalance within the plant. It can occur in pepper, squash, cucumber and melon fruits as well as tomat [...]