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  Cucumber: Boston Pickling (3g, 110 seeds)
Heirloom Boston Pickling Cucumber Seeds | Grow Boston Pickling Cucumbers


 
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Produces heavy and continual yields of 3-6 inch fruits, perfect for pickling. The dark green, blunt-ended cucumbers can also be used in salads!

Average time to maturity: 57 days


Detailed planting instructions:

Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold. They need warm soil and air, whether direct-seeded or transplanted. Don’t rush to plant too early. Seed will not germinate if soil temperature is below 50 F, and germinates only slowly at 68 F.

Direct-seed 1 to 1 ½ inches deep, either in rows (2 inches apart in rows 5 to 6 feet apart) or in hills (3 to 6 seeds per hill, hills spaced 3 to 5 feet apart).

Thin to 8 to 15 inches apart in rows or 2 to 3 plants per hill. Snip off plants when thinning to avoid disturbing the roots of nearby plants.

For early crops, use black plastic mulch and row covers or other protection to speed warming and protect plants. Direct seed into holes in plastic. Cucumbers seeded into black plastic usually produce larger yields, as well earlier ones.

For extra early crops, start plants inside 3 to 5 weeks before transplanting. Sow 3 seeds per pot in 2-inch pots. Thin to one or two plants per pot. Grow above 70 F during the day and above 60 F at night. Be careful when hardening-off plants not to expose them to cold temperatures.

Plants with one or two true leaves transplant best. Transplant into black plastic mulch or warm garden soil after danger of frost has passed and weather has settled. Be careful not to damage roots when transplanting. If using peat pots, make sure they are saturated before transplanting and completely buried. If using row covers, remove when flowers begin to blossom to assure good pollination.

For a continuous harvest, make successive plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until about 3 months before first fall frost date. About 1 month before first frost, start pinching off new flowers so plants channel energy into ripening existing fruit.

Most cucumbers have both male and female flowers. The male flowers blossom first and produce pollen, but no fruit.

Cucumbers are heavy feeders and require fertile soil, nitrogen fertilizer, and/or additions of high-N organic matter sources. Pale, yellowish leaves indicate nitrogen deficiency. Leaf bronzing is a sign of potassium deficiency.

To reduce pest and disease pressure, do not plant cucumbers where you’ve grown them in the last two years.


HARVESTING

Generally the time to harvest for cucumbers is approximately sixty to seventy days from planting to harvest. Cucumbers can be picked at anytime there is fruit, of course depending on the cucumber variety and use of the fruit. Cucumbers should be picked early in the morning and refrigerated immediately. The larger a cucumber gets, the more of it's flavor is lost, becoming bitter and unpalatable. Cucumbers that have turned yellow are past their peak. Once the first cucumbers are ready to be harvested cut the vine about a half an inch above the fruit. Harvest all of the vegetables before maturity to ensure quality fruits and a higher yields. During harvest time, cucumbers should be picked at least every other day, with daily harvesting being ideal.


SAVING SEEDS

Slice fruit lengthwise and scrape seeds out with spoon. Allow seeds and jelly-like liquid to sit in jar at room temperature for 3 or 4 days. Fungus will start to form on top. Stir daily. Jelly will dissolve and good seeds will sink to bottom while remaining debris and immature seeds can be rinsed away. Spread seeds on a paper towel or screen until dry.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage


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Boston Pickling cukes April 9, 2014
Reviewer: Robin Stretch from Boring, OR United States  
Obviously haven't had a chance to plant & see results, but the packaging was nice and the service was speedy.  Hoping for great things.

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Excellent service March 12, 2014
Reviewer: JS from Gainesville, TX United States  
I haven't planted my seeds yet but the ordering, shipping and packaging were all excellent. I received my order in a timely fashion and will continue to order from My Patriot Supply in the future and tell my friends about it as well.  I was searching for non-gmo seeds and My Patriot Supply offered two to three times as many seeds per packet at half the price of the other websites I looked at.

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huge crop! March 6, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Wisconsin  
I am reviewing following planting and growing season as I wanted to review my actual results.  I'm happy to say we had a tremendous crop of pickles...almost hard to keep up with.  And they made great pickles!  I have and will continue to recommend My Patriot Suppy.

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Cucumber: Boston Pickling February 13, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from east bend, NC United States  
I am very pleased with the purchases that I made. I will be happy when spring actually gets here.

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Garden Seeds for 2014 Summer Garden February 5, 2014
Reviewer: Suzanne Brummel from Elkhart, IN United States  
This was my first order I'm very impressed with the packaging of my seeds and the speed of shipping, and ease of shopping.  I only gave it four stars because I can't rate the quality of my seeds until garden season.  So to be fair 4 stars for now, I'll be happy to give another review after the garden season.  Great job so far, will purchase from again, have more seeds I want to try and maybe some other products as well.

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