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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Organic Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds
Organic Straight Eight Cucumber Seeds (63 days)
Straight Eight Cucumber wasintroduced by Ferry Morse in 1935
Straight 8's are extremely dependable at producing a crop. If you had bad luck with other cucumbers last season, then this is the one to try this year. Eight inches of perfect straight cucumber slicing excellence! You'll be giving them away to the neighbors there are so many!
1937 MacFayden Seed Co. catalog says Straight Eight Cucumber seeds... "A real forward step in Cucumbers. Received the Gold Medal Award in the All American Trials, 1935, and the Mark of Approval of the Manitoba Market Growers' Association on inspection of our Trial Grounds last season. Well grown, it ... ... 8 inches in length, just what the Market wants; is uniformly cylindrical and retains its dark green color, flesh is thick; seed cavity small; flavor excellent. It is early, following the early Pickling sorts in maturity. The most outstanding cucumber developed to date. Originator's stock." 1947 Pike Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds... "8 inches in length and about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The long, dark green fruits are well rounded at the ends and show no objectionable striping at the tips. A heavy cropper."
1950 Lindenberg Seed Co. catalog says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds .. "A favorite for home or market, fruits are straight and about 8 inches long. Its even, deep color and symmetrical shape are outstanding characteristics."
1968 Buckerfield Seed Co. catalog. says about Straight Eight Cucumber seeds.. "We consider this one of the best varieties offered, having a good deep color and superior flavor. The fruit is about 8 inches in length and 2 to 2 1/4 inches in diameter."