Cucumis

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Cucumis genus.

Anti-companion plants for muskmelons

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Don't plant squash next to muskmelons, unless you want squash bugs eating your melons, too. I've had it happen twice, including this year with a squash that I previously though squash bugs didn't like much. (But, apparently, they'll eat it if they don't have anything else nearby.) Anyway, the...read more

Dehydrating cucumbers

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
We've been getting a lot of cucumbers, this year (they're all Spacemaster, unless you count West India burr gherkins as cucumbers). Anyway, we decided to dehydrate a batch of them (six 15" x 13" trays)! They smell just like the dehydrated watermelon. They're resting on silicone mesh...read more

Mineral supplementation via fruiting crops

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
West India burr gherkins are easy to grow. They fruit fairly early, prolifically, often, and all season. They're refreshing to eat. They can have an excellent shelf life. They have edible seeds within. I'm thinking they're a good candidate for a crop to use to help supplement minerals in peop...read more

Spacemaster cucumber

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We're growing Spacemaster cucumbers, this year. They're doing phenomenally well, especially considering that they're in soil that is probably kind of salty (due to being right next to a driveway that is salted in the winter). I don't know if they just like the year, or if it's an especially good...read more

Muskmelon tags

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by Radishrain • |
muskmelon_growlist : * Use this tag on your muskmelon growlists. Please put your username and the year in the subject of your posts. This tag has the subdomain mmgl.growspice.com.

Radishrain's 2020 muskmelon to-growlist

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
* Honeycomb F2 * Honeycomb x Torpeda F2 * Charley's Pride * Noir De Carmes x Metki Dark Green Serpent F2 * ?Ashkahabad (if I have seeds) * Orangeflesh Honeydew * Canoe Creek Colossal * Healy's Pride x Ginger's Pride F2 * Metki Dark Green Serpent '17 muskmelon_growlist

Kirkman x Torpeda F1 melon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This is from Kirkman melon seeds, but it seems to have been crossed with Torpeda, by some of its qualities. I wonder why it's not striped, though. I guess Kirkman's rind must be dominant, except for Torpeda's netting seems dominant. Anyway, it wasn't as sweet as its parents. It was firm (not ...read more

Burr gherkin studies

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Take a look at this article that shows a considerable lot of research has been done on Cucumis anguria: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0717345815000688

Dill pickles for hamburgers

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This recipe is from the Ball Blue Book of Preserving, p. 48 (Hamburger Dills). Ingredients: * 4lbs 4" cucumbers (sliced) (we would probably use West India burr gherkins) * 6 tablespoons canning salt * 4½ cups water * 4 cups vinegar * 14 heads fresh dill * 3½ teaspoons musard seed ...read more

Dill Pickles

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by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
A relative made lots of dill pickles with West India burr gherkins for me. The ingredient list here is adapted from the Ball Blue Book of Preserving, p. 48. * 8lbs 4–6" cucumbers, cut in long halves (my relative used West India burr gherkins cut into halves, and probably eyeballed the...read more

Bread and Butter Pickles

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This recipe is adapted from the Ball Blue Book of Preserving, p. 47. A relative used this recipe, potentially slightly modified, with West India burr gherkins instead of cucumbers. Ingredients: * 4lbs 4–6" cucumbers (¼" slices) (my relative used burr gherkins instead, eyeballing th...read more

Today's West India burr gherkin harvest

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I harvested about 45lbs of West India burr gherkins. They weighed in at 49lbs, but that was including the bowls and leaves, and I was optimistic where the scale was ambiguous. Closer pictures:

West India burr gherkin reported health benefits, and edible uses

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/wild-cucumber/ I thought the above link was insightful. It tells of the many things they can do with this plant in Africa. Apparently, they eat the leaves, too! Just as a note, although the fruits are spiky, the plants themselves are more likely to scrat...read more

Metki Dark Green Serpent melon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here are pictures of some Metki Dark Green Serpent melons from my prolific caged plant in 2017 (which had little water and no black plastic). It's one of my favorite things that I've ever grown. I think caging it helped, though, as did growing it in a good spot of ground. The fruits stayed good ...read more

Honeycomb F2 melons

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Also see this thread: http://www.growspice.com/Honeycomb-x-Torpeda-F1-tc496.html Some hours ago, I opened a Honeycomb F2 melon. It was very sweet (and good), except closer to the rind where it was darker green. It wasn't perfectly round, but unevenly round is the closest description. The rind...read more

Healy's Pride melon

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by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
In 2015, I grew Healy's Pride with black plastic, and got one large, netted, long, orange-fleshed fruit with great flavor. This year, I'm growing it from seeds I saved, with black plastic and a cage to support it. It grew at least four large fruits (larger than in 2015). The first one ripened...read more

Delicious 51 melon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I grew Delicious 51 from Everwilde Farms . I knew from the picture of it where I bought it that it was probably a cross, but I wanted to try it anyway. It grew a fruit that looked like a Charentais melon (but it tasted very delicious in a way that the Charentais melon I grew this year did not, a...read more

Torpeda melon with turban

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
The turban melon split open, probably a while ago by the look of it. I started fermenting the seeds and used the rest to enrich soil, since it seemed unsafe to eat. I'm fermenting the seeds since they have a whole lot of gel. Since that trait seems recessive my plant probably isn't a cross (unle...read more

Honeycomb x Torpeda F1

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I grew Honeycomb F1 last year and saved the seeds (at least one of which got cross-pollinated by Torpeda). I grew the cross-pollinated seed this year, and it grew these two fine fruits, which were quite striped earlier in the season. They slipped from the vine when ripe, surprisingly. I don't re...read more

Charley's Pride melon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'm growing seeds that I was told were Charley's Pride. However the fruits didn't match the description—but I think that may just be because the plants are struggling with the growing conditions. The fruits are undersized, and not all of them are striped. They should be quite large and striped. ...read more

Early kiwano

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Someone should breed early kiwano varieties. If any exist already, please let us know.

Huerfano Bliss honeydew melon

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by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
My trellised Huerfano Bliss honeydew melon set at least two fruits (which are a fair size already).

The West India burr gherkins are fruiting strongly

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Our West India burr gherkins are fruiting strongly, now. I should pickle some next week. The bushier plants have more prickly fruit than the flat plants.

Noir de Carmes x Metki Dark Green Serpent F1 melon

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
This tasted phenomenal. The initial taste was like a good cantaloupe. Then like a second later, a whole new taste shockingly burst into my mouth powerfully! It's hard to describe, but it was very unique. It was sweet and good. It was savory, too. Definitely a melon I'd recommend. Fairly early, t...read more

Noir de Carmes melon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's the second fruit of the Noir de Carmes volunteer that I harvested. The first was bigger. I harvested two tiny ones, today. The pictured fruit was very good. The first one tasted a lot like standard cantaloupe, but over-ripe. The tiny ones were not very sweet.
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