The Greenhouse,

is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile


Vegetables for the Potager - Cucumis sativus

This post 'Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden

They are best raw straight from the plant...

Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore'

At this time every year the glossy seed brochures arrives and it's time to dream about the growing season 2010. I know it is very early but I have already started with some planning for my potager; still it is all in my head, but after all the Christmas and New Year holidays I’m doing the real thing. This is a tip to those of you that grow your own food. It is a delicious cucumber perfect in Greek Salads and in the Tzaziki sauce, but I think they absolutely taste the best raw straight from the plant, Cucumis sativus ‘Marketmore’

For Scandinavian growers I know that Impecta got seeds for Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore'

Seeds of Change "Sweet Marketmore Cucumber, Cucumis sativus 6-8 in fruit Tender Annual One of the most widely grown slicer/salad varieties. Prolific 4-6 ft. vines. Dark green, smooth-skinned 6-8" variety has sturdy skin that holds up well in packing and transport." Planting Depth: 1/2-1" Soil Temp. for Germ.: 65-70°F Days to Germ.: 4-12 Avg. Spacing: 6 seeds/ft. in rows 36-72 in. apart Avg. Seeding Rate: 3-6 lbs./acre Days to Maturity: 60-75 Partial Shade/Full Sun Moderate Water. You can get seeds and more information from Seed of Change.

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Carol said...

Tyra that cucumber looks delicious! It looks like you are growing it in your greenhouse? What a healthy plant! Now I must go and get something to eat after your first shot! Your photos are fabulous as always. Carol

Anonymous said...

Now that is just delightful, Tyra! I have never thought to grow food besides lettuce in the greenhouse. Thanks for the tip, I will make a note when looking for cuke seeds too. Greek salad sounds really yummy. Your greenhouse is so beautiful! :-)

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Thanks for the tip Tyra, I like cucumbers very much and often make tzaziki with loads of garlic. ;-)

BTW yes, my Mora clock is an antique one (around 1850) and it's something I've been wishing for since 1994.

And I've also bought 2 sengustavian chairs (1800-1820)in gustavian grey, what else? :-D

Next on my list is a gustavian soffa.

Willow said...

I will look for Marketmore in my seed catalogs. Thanks for the tip.

moosh said...

I will have to come back to enjoy gardening in your greenhouse since I have no place to grow thing now. It was always a plesure o garden.

*Ulrike* said...

The cucumber looks so crisp an yummy! I so dislike to buy veggies in the winter. Marketmore will be on my list to try this coming year.