I had been putting it off for a while (again) but this weekend, with some unexpectedly dry (although generally dull and overcast for the most part) weather on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, I finally started the laborious task of cleaning the greenhouses. To be completely honest, it was the need to set up the growbags for the tomatoes and cucumbers that was the driving force behind my spring clean and so I set to and started to clear out the smallest of the greenhouses.
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Cucumber, Early Fortune
This is a record of how long this particular set of seeds took to germinate and how they looked at various stages from first appearance to the development of the first set of true leaves and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.
Variety: Early Fortune (RSC)
Sown indoors: 15th March 2014
First Seedling: 20th March 2014
Germination: 5 days
Germination ratio: 4/4 seeds sown
Another new variety for me which will hopefully produce a decent crop of sweet cucumbers.
Saving the seeds: Wautoma Cucumber method 2 (part 2)
Two days later and I was ready to drain off the top half of the water, along with any floating and therefore bad seeds. Looking at the jar, there seemed to be an awful lot of debris floating just under the lid but I was relieved to see that a fair amount of seeds had sunk to the bottom. I refilled the jar with water and then put it back on the side for another couple of days. Continue reading
Saving the seeds: Wautoma Cucumber method 2 (part 1)
Saving the seeds: Wautoma Cucumber
Having never tried seed saving before, I was a little unsure how to proceed but a friend and fellow grower suggested that I slice one of the cucumbers in half, scoop out the seeds onto a paper plate, cover and leave to dry. Once the flesh surrounding the seeds had dried, I could then remove the seeds themselves and leave them to dry out completely before storing them for use next year. Continue reading
Variety: Wautoma (Real Seed Catalogue)
Sown indoors: 2nd April 2013
First Seedling: 7th April 2013
Germination: 5 days