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Synonyms for cuke

cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable

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I sprayed them with a Neem oil product, then tried a tough nonorganic spray that seemed to keep them off the cukes, but not the zucchini, especially the plant that was primarily damaged, even though I took out the yellowed decaying branches and fruit.
The genome also provides information about traits of cukes, such as their "fresh green" scent, researchers reported in Nature Genetics.
Cukes are also called ``finger'' or ``cocktail'' avocados and are perfectly edible.
But for food scientists studying fermentation--that chemical magic that turns cukes into pickles and grapes into wine--HPLC is both a helpful tool and a hassle.
For vegetables, this is the time when squash, pumpkins, melons, cukes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and so many other plants need to build a biomass of stems and leaves needed to support flowering and fruit production.
To save space and encourage longer, straighter fruit, grow cukes in a cage or on a trellis.
Really, they were all pretty much the same, but a little more salt here, little less there, quart jar, gallon jar, small crock; no dill, some dill, lots of dill; grape leaves vs cherry leaves; onions and peppers in one, just cukes in others.
As the female blossoms of squash and cukes need to be cross-fertilized by bees carrying pollen from male flowers, so too do apples and sweet cherries need pollen from another compatible tree.
Across the table, Colette's watermelon Greek salad ($9) combined fresh watermelon with tomato, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, olives and cukes under a lively mint-lime vinaigrette to delectable effect.
Tip: If the cukes are unwaxed, keep them tightly wrapped in plastic to avoid moisture loss.
This time of year, most gardeners in Lane County are surveying what's left of the tomatoes, picking the last of the cukes, trying to figure out whom they can donate those giant zucchini to and generally getting ready to close the garden down until spring.
SMARTWICH Multigrain bagel with hummus, lettuce, tomato, green peppers, zucchini, carrots and cukes
Therefore, harvest cukes and squash small to enjoy prolonged production.
LEMON CUCUMBER Small yellow cukes, about 3 inches around, cover plants that produce over a long summer season.