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Old 04-05-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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The Chinese have uncovered some seeds that were 3000 years old and planted them and they took. A lot depends on how you store them. They should be in kept in a cool dry place, like under your kitchen sink, until planting time.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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Two year old basil, green pepper, and parsley seeds left in a drawer didn't work. Several seeds sprouted but they promptly damped out. We collected and kept wild flower seeds for years (stored in a freezing garage over several winters) and they grew fine but that was 50 years ago, and harvested by us. I don't understand these new seeds. There's something different about them.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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Two year old basil, green pepper, and parsley seeds left in a drawer didn't work. Several seeds sprouted but they promptly damped out. We collected and kept wild flower seeds for years (stored in a freezing garage over several winters) and they grew fine but that was 50 years ago, and harvested by us. I don't understand these new seeds. There's something different about them.
Where do you think the best place to purchase seeds are? Online, Amazon or the Big Box stores, like Home Depot?
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:46 PM
 
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When you're ready, just do paper towel germination to test the seeds. Wet a paper towel, sprinkle the seeds, cover with another wet paper towel and place in a plastic ziploc bag or a plastic container with a lid (you want to trap in moisture and keep it wet). In 7-14 days, you'll know which seeds are viable.
Okay, I just found some cucumber seeds from one of the packages. I saturated the paper towel (very wet) and placed the seeds inside and covered with another very wet paper towel and put in in a lock-lock container.

Are cucumbers hard to grow? What advice can you guys give about growing cucumbers? Shade? Sun? How wet do you have to keep the soil?

Thanks everyone for any advice.

I love cucumbers.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:20 PM
 
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I had dwarf balsam seeds that were 10 years old sprout with a very high rate of germination. I couldn't believe it. Give those seeds of yours a chance!
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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Are cucumbers hard to grow? What advice can you guys give about growing cucumbers? Shade? Sun? How wet do you have to keep the soil?

Thanks everyone for any advice.

I love cucumbers.
Most cucumbers are vining plants. Depending on the variety, you may need to stake the plants. They need sun but read the info on the seed packet. Water regularly.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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I found this great video on youtube, on how to start a cucumber from start to finish..

https://youtu.be/yofrwfxahk8
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