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David's Garden Seeds And Products Newsletter
February 05, 2021
Let's Talk Cucumbers
Good afternoon from our Farm Store. After a beautiful 80° Fahrenheit day yesterday, we woke up to a windy, chilly, high of 58° day. Plus, it rained and the sky is still overcast. We are grateful for the rain!
For today's spring planting topic, we are talking about cucumbers. We sell Asian, Gherkin, Pickling, and Slicing Cucumber (pictured above) seeds. You can start your cucumbers early, either in your greenhouse or indoors on a heat mat until they germinate and after that, use grow lights so they get enough light to grow well.
If you want to wait to plant them outdoors, here are some things you should know. Cucumbers like it hot. They do not like any cold weather. So make sure the last frost has passed and the soil has warmed to at least 70 degrees. Use a temperature gauge to check. It needs to be a sustained 70 degrees. If it is right in the daytime but slips down into the 40s at night, they will not germinate. Here is a link where you can find all of our cucumber seeds.
The mini cucumbers above are our Mexican Sour Gherkins, also known as Cucamelons. They grow to about one inch long and then it is time for harvest. Gherkins are excellent fresh or pickled. They make a great, healthy snack.
Asian cucumbers are Juanita's favorites. They are long and slender with a mild taste that she loves.
Pickling cucumbers are perfect for making pickles that stay crisp, just the way you want them to be. The pickling cucumbers also have a high yield.
Slicing cucumbers produce the largest fruits with the thickest skins, which gives them longer shelf life and makes them the best choice for shipping. Harvested at 7–8" in length, they have an average number of spines and bumps distributed over the dark-green skin of the fruit. For more information on planting and growing-cucumbers.html, click here.
Our Farm StoreYou can order seeds online or you can come out to the farm.
Our physical store is located at 5029 FM 2504, Poteet, TX. We are actually in the beautiful community of Rossville, right on FM 2504. There are signs on the fence as you drive by that say "David's Garden Seeds". Turn in at the gate and park in our parking lot.
An Important Tip is to stay on our driveway and/or our parking lot. Do not drive in the sand or you will get stuck in the sand unless you have four wheel drive.
We think you will enjoy the drive out to the farm. Once you get off of I35 or 1604, you will calm down (because the city traffic goes away!) and enjoy the country roads. There are horses and cows to see almost everywhere! We just love it out here and we hope you will visit often as we continually add on to the farm.
Our store is open from Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm. We are closed on Sundays.
Our gorgeous store is pictured above so you will recognize it. Right now, we have no plants or starts for you to purchase yet, but we do have over 1600 varieties of seeds.
Follow Us On Social MediaIf you don't follow us on Social Media, please check us out on Instagram here. We are on Facebook here, and on Twitter right here. I almost forgot our Pinterest page. You can find behind the scenes photos and news on the different platforms, including some of our new seeds and when we run sales on Amazon. Yes, you will see our pets, our own garden, and nature shots; also the occasional selfie--Juanita just cannot help herself!
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Have a wonderful time planning and growing your spring garden!
David and Juanita Schulze David's Garden Seeds®
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