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How to grow cucumber in your back yard (黄瓜)

How to grow cukes from the wonderful 'Asian Garden2 Table'.
Notes:
68-77F is 20-25C
40F is 4.5C
95F is 35C

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Comment by Cathie MacLean on August 12, 2018 at 12:38
Dave, I have been watching Regine's videos for a couple of years. I think she is one dynamic, productive backyard gardener and I love the way she breaks down the growth cycle of each plant and has strategies for dealing with each stage ie trim secondary vines or add fertilizer at this specific point etc. She does use inorganic fertilisers but minimally and only at certain points in the growth of plants not indiscriminately. The videos on organic vs inorganic fertilisers are very interesting. I am really impressed with her productive processes from seed sowing to harvest - she certainly grows a lot of veg for her small family!
Comment by Dave Riley on August 11, 2018 at 21:09

Recently published is this video which, in describing pruning & training of Bitter Melon, the DIY is relevant to many other species of climbing cubits such as  the Tromboncino.

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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