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TNTreeHugger

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I agree with over mature. First time growing Boston pickling variety and have had a few that were missed when harvesting and when I found them later they were huge and yellow. The cucumber was still firm and not too bitter when I cut the yellow ones up. Wife thought they were bitter so I just put the slices in vinegar with onion and ate them that way.
Nice looking cukes!

What would make them small and round, like lemons though?
 
holeycow

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This is beautiful!
I need one just like this.

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Thanks! It turned out allright. I'd never bent 2" tubing before..the hardest part really was trying to join cross tubes together securely. With the Covid going on, some things were difficult to get, so I improvised. As usual, everything was available in the States, but much less so in Canada.

I will do a few things different next time, but this is good for a while.
 
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Thanks! It turned out allright. I'd never bent 2" tubing before..the hardest part really was trying to join cross tubes together securely. With the Covid going on, some things were difficult to get, so I improvised. As usual, everything was available in the States, but much less so in Canada.

I will do a few things different next time, but this is good for a while.
Stuff is hard to get here lots and lots of things are.
 
TNTreeHugger

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Thanks! It turned out allright. I'd never bent 2" tubing before..the hardest part really was trying to join cross tubes together securely. With the Covid going on, some things were difficult to get, so I improvised. As usual, everything was available in the States, but much less so in Canada.

I will do a few things different next time, but this is good for a while.
I was wondering if you bought the frames ready to go, or if you had to bend them yourself... great job!
 
Stonesforbrains

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Nice looking cukes!

What would make them small and round, like lemons though?
Not sure about what would cause the weird ones. We had a lot of different rain patterns. Dryer than normal spring and wetter than normal July. With the rains at the driest half of July, started seeing the funky looking cucumbers, short fat, normal girth but 90 degree crooked and such. Weird rains stopped and went back on the regular watering schedule and the crop went normal. Did miracle grow plant food, left the box outside in a rain storm and that crap turned to pink mushy soup. Threw it away and tried a organic plant food, cheaper than the miracle grow crap, all the plants have taken off. Tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, beets, pumpkin, and watermelon. All growing like gang busters. I am not sure if it’s the weather or the plant food. Like the results though so ain’t gonna complain. My grandmother before she died always said to plant one seed for each, God, the Earth and for you. Works well for me and my family and our garden has been bountiful. Tonight’s tomato harvest with today’s pickle canning in the background.
 

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