I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Lemon Cucumber Seeds
Lemon Cucumber (65 days)
The Lemon Cucumber was introduced in 1894
Yummy little striped round balls of sunshine goodness! I love Lemon cucumbers because they are almost sweet and have none of the unpleasant belching afterward. I even eat them straight out of the garden. Lemon cucumbers are crunchy, non bitter skin and about the size of a tennis ball. Although I prefer them a bit smaller. Lemon cucumbers are quite prolific and at least here in our gardens don't seem to be bothered by much. We refrigerator pickle them so there was no surprise when I read the descriptions below that said Lemon was used to make pickles.
1918 Great Northern Seed Co. catalogs says about Lemon Cucumbers seeds... "The Lemon Cucumber is nearly round, the skin is smooth with yellow and green markings. Fruit grows from 2 ½ to 3 inches in diameter, flesh is tender and has a flavor surpassing all other cucumbers. Excellent for pickling, either green or ripe. For table use they should be used just as the fruits are turning yellow."
1927 Henry Field's Seed Co. catalog says about Lemon Cucumbers ... "Resembles a lemon, both in color and in form. A splendid sort, either for pickling or slicing."
1935 Isbell's Seed Co. catalog says about Lemon Cucumber Seeds... "This fine cucumber grows about the size and color of a lemon. The flesh is white and has a peculiar sweet flavor, quite different from other cucumbers. They are highly esteemed both for table use and pickling. May be pickled while green or ripe, as preferred".
Unlike other cucumbers (And everything else I planted that year, these absolutely thrived in the Oklahoma summer heat! We had six plants, and my family of four ate cucumbers every day for months, we were giving them away by the bushel! Plus, they are much sweeter than "regular" cucumbers, like marketmores, with NO bitterness in the skin!