Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
My hermaphrodite cucumber Toplef10My hermaphrodite cucumber 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

My hermaphrodite cucumber I22gcj10My hermaphrodite cucumber 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Yellow leaves and MM
by trolleydriver Today at 8:12 am

» Mosquitoes - Lavender and Chamomile Essential Oils
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 11:05 pm

» SFG Newbie in NorCal!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:16 pm

» Fifth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» TD's Health
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:10 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz Yesterday at 2:58 pm

» Sanderson - On the Road
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:54 pm

» Update on Marie's mom
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:53 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» Sugar Snap Peas & Sunflowers
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:39 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:27 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:25 pm

» N&C Midwest October Winding Up 2019
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:22 pm

» Cold Frame Season - 2019
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 11:53 am

» New England, October, 2019
by hammock gal 10/18/2019, 7:00 pm

» Multiple Forum Windows
by countrynaturals 10/18/2019, 5:56 pm

» My sweet, sweet, sweet taters.
by countrynaturals 10/18/2019, 2:15 pm

» Make hot compost by mixing my trimmings with civic compost?
by dirtywerk 10/18/2019, 11:36 am

» 288 onions seeding in one flat?
by countrynaturals 10/17/2019, 9:16 pm

» On the Road Again
by OhioGardener 10/17/2019, 8:19 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing October to December 2019
by Kelejan 10/17/2019, 7:46 pm

» Deer Stripped Pear & Fig Trees
by countrynaturals 10/17/2019, 4:46 pm

» Tomato Tuesday - 2018 & 2019
by Turan 10/16/2019, 6:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 10/16/2019, 3:02 pm

» What's your favorite kitchen/garden gadget?
by countrynaturals 10/16/2019, 10:42 am

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by Scorpio Rising 10/15/2019, 8:41 pm

» October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 10/15/2019, 11:49 am

» Thinning Carrots?
by sanderson 10/15/2019, 11:45 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

My hermaphrodite cucumber

Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  Shoda on 7/3/2010, 1:58 pm

So, I have been busy trying to pollinate cucumbers with a paint brush. Since I purchased the plants this year, I have six varieties. My lemon cucumber flowers looked strange to me but I tried to pollinate them anyway.

Yesterday I was reading the Territorial Seed catalog and find out that lemon cucumbers are hermaphrodites -- they contain both male and female parts on every flower! Who knew! I can just image the plant laughing at me.

Does this mean that I don't have to try to pollinate this plant by hand? If it has both male and female parts in the same plant, won't it pollinate itself every time?
Shoda
Shoda

Female Posts : 439
Join date : 2010-03-19

http://www.buzztools.com

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  Megan on 8/6/2010, 7:36 pm

Only if it's in the mood. Smile rofl
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 52
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  Ha-v-v on 8/6/2010, 7:46 pm

Yes when they are hermaphrodite they will do the work of both gender flowers. I read that this year as well. While I didnt get to grow them I sent seedlings to the neighbor I started, and they are doing fine. I will grow them again, I liked their flavor and looks.

Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 59
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  boffer on 8/6/2010, 8:27 pm

@Megan wrote:Only if it's in the mood. Smile rofl

good job!
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  Ha-v-v on 8/6/2010, 8:33 pm

Only if it's in the mood. Smile rofl
lololol did you crack yourself up, cause it cracked me up for sure !!!!! My hermaphrodite cucumber 262465
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 59
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  Megan on 8/6/2010, 9:19 pm

@Ha-v-v wrote:
Only if it's in the mood. Smile rofl
lololol did you crack yourself up, cause it cracked me up for sure !!!!! My hermaphrodite cucumber 262465
Ha-v-v

I got a good laugh out of it. Smile
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 52
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  1chichi on 8/6/2010, 10:09 pm

Oh great, a self-sufficient cucumber, that's what I need.
I hope that means I can cover this one w/ netting and keep the buggers off of it.
A co-worker told me about these last week, and said she will share some of her upcoming harvest with me. My hermaphrodite cucumber Icon_cheers
1chichi
1chichi

Posts : 151
Join date : 2010-04-24
Location : SuNnY SoutH CaRoLiNa

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  Megan on 8/6/2010, 10:45 pm

My pole beans are being extremely self-sufficient also. Shocked
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 52
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

My hermaphrodite cucumber Empty Re: My hermaphrodite cucumber

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum