Cucumber Riverview FL
Garden Centers / Nurseries, Hardware Stores, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Rubber Mulch
Fabric / Upholstery, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Hardware Stores, Mulch, Rubber Mulch
Landscaping Services, Mulch, Rubber Mulch
Mulch, Rubber Mulch
Greenhouse Growers, Plants
Garden Centers / Nurseries, Mulch, Rubber Mulch
For a heat-loving plant, the cucumber has all the connotations of coolness attached to it. Sliced cucumbers are still recommended to soothe hot, tired eyelids and for skin irritations. And there's nothing like sliced cucumbers in a summer salad to beat the heat.
About This PlantThere are many cucumber types, including picklers, slicers, gherkins, white, and bush cukes. The art of pickling and preserving cucumbers is centuries old. You can pickle or preserve any small cucumber, or eat picklers fresh right off the vine, so experiment with different varieties, regardless of how you intend to use them. In general, picklers are smallish, often warty, green, used for small sweet pickles or large dills, but the can also be eaten fresh. Slicers form 5- to 8-inch cylindrical cucumbers, used for slicing and serving fresh. Cucumbers grow best with long, hot, humid days with maximum sunshine and warm nights. Plants are extremely susceptible to frost.
Site SelectionSelect a site with full sun and well-drained soil. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost.
Planting InstructionsSow seeds outside only after danger of frost when soil has warmed. Make a second sowing four to five weeks later for a late summer or early fall harvest. For an earlier harvest and to reduce the threat of insect damage to seedlings, start a few plants indoors in individual pots about a month before your last spring frost date.
To seed in rows, plant seeds 1 inch deep and about 6 inches apart. To plant in hills, plant four or five seeds in 1-foot-diameter circles set 5 to 6 feet apart. Set up trellises for plants to climb on. Trellised cukes are straighter and have fewer insect and disease problems.
CareThin cucumber plants in rows to 1 or 2 feet apart, depending on the variety, when 3 to 4 inches tail. Thin cucumber plants in hills to the healthiest two plants when plants have two or three leaves. Keep soil evenly moist to prevent bitterness in cucumbers. Apply a thick layer of mulch about 4 weeks after planting. Contact your local County Extension office for controls of common cucumber pests such cucumber, squash vine borers, and whiteflies.
HarvestingOnce cucumbers reach pickling or slicing size, harvest every couple of days to prevent cukes from getting overly large or yellow and to keep plants productive. Pickling varieties seem to go by their peak the fastest.
Interior Decorating Services Classes (Full-Time - 12 months - 1050 Clock Hours)
Dates: 3/31/2014 – 3/31/2015
The Learning Center - Erwin Technical Center Tampa
2010 E. Hillsborough Ave.
Interior Decorating Services V200600 (Full-Time)Classes Availability Meeting Times Total Cost / Startup Costs Day / Evening DetailsView this Class March 31, 2014 M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm $3,710.75 More Info Course Photo Course InfoLength: 12 Months (1050 Clock Hours)Schedule: Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm(Summer schedule subject to change.)Basic Skill Levels:TABE Test Scores: 9's in Reading, Language and Math.COURSE OVERVIEWProgram DescriptionThis program prepares students for initial employment in interior decorating occupations or starting their own businesses.The program concentrates on design and decorating fundamentals: furniture styles, window treatments, lighting, textiles, floor coverings, color design, wall coverings, furniture buying and accessory selection. Instruction includes orientation to interior decorating careers, working with clients, selling, using computer aided software (CAD) to draw and interpret floor plans and understanding climate control. Graduates receive a diploma from Erwin Technical Center in Interior Decorating.