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#28825 Apr 22nd, 2007 at 09:17 AM
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Hello forum!! I started some chokes and cucumbers inside about 3 weeks ago. They are 2 inches tall now. I would like to trans them outside. Our family is going road trippen and the garden bed is irragated so they would get water. I live in Colorado close the Rockies so the weather varies here. Still have cool nights and some days are very, very, windy. I left them out the other night and when I brought them in the next a.m. they were a little wilted. Thanx for any info. Hope all is well for all. clap

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Be very careful with cucumbers especially, they can't take too much cold weather.


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maybe someone could watch them for you until you get back?


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tkhooper #29211 Apr 23rd, 2007 at 07:14 AM
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I did transplant my cucumbers into the garden bed yesterday along with the sage. Thought I better let it settle in before we go on our road trip that way I can keep my eye on it. I did not do the chokes I am still waiting for the next 2 set of leaves to come up. They need to have 4 leaves before you can trans them into the pots. I was laughing to myself yesterday. My garden bed is so packed full of so many things. I am sure by summer it will be a jungle!!! A good tasting jungle at least.

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Get some empty clear Juicy Juice containers..
and cut the very bottom off..
and put it over the top of the plant..
BUT keep the lid off..

That will give you a greenhouse like effect...
it'll warm up inside, but won't get cooked cause
the tops' off.. but will be buffered in the night
time temps against the cold on it's leaves...


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weezie13 #29975 Apr 24th, 2007 at 08:20 AM
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I've used a row cover, a light material that does hold back the cold and frost even the wind and also creates a greenhouse effect.

I couldn't plant cucs and beans otherwise, must cover them so that I have the plants I want.


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Rosepetal #30009 Apr 24th, 2007 at 08:38 AM
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Hi Rosepetal, I started using a row cover recently for the first time. It is made up of a soft cloth type material that is supposed to let the light, water and air through, but no insects. I was hoping to keep the green catapillars out of my broccoli and cauliflower this way. So far it has survived several inches of snow and some really high winds. I had to modify the way that I was anchoring it down, but seems to be holding up. I must say that I am a little skeptical that I can grow veggies this way, but am willing to try anything. Have you been using a row cover for very long? Just curious how well it has worked for you. Budman-

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Weezie, we've been using row cover now for about 5 years and I love it especially for those touchy crops that can barely handle a bit of frost.

I'd have no cucs or beans if I didn't use row cover.

I usually anchor it down with soil on the sides. If I have more rows then there is room underneath one set of cloth, then my husband just took some old pipes rolled them in the cloth ends a bit and laid it between the rows.

The weeds grow just as well under this cloth, but the good out weighs the extra work.

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Sorry Budman, I just reread your post and realized I thought Weezie asked that question.

Good luck on the row cover, I love it even with the extra work.


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Rosepetal #32600 Apr 27th, 2007 at 12:39 PM
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Thanx for all the info. I will for look for one. Can u buy it in a gardening store or do you make it with fabric??? I did trans my cucumbers out side they don't look as good as they did. I think I did it to early. Hopefully the nice weather we are expecting this weekend will help. This is my first vegie garden so I am in trial and error mode. I do know now that I planted some things way to early and even transplanted outside to early. Won't do that next year.

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You should be able to buy this cloth at Gardening Centers or greenhouses. That's where I got mine.

It's a special cloth or material so ask for it.


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Rosepetal #33244 Apr 28th, 2007 at 07:43 AM
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Thanx for the info.


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