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Catching the Climbing Cucumbers

By Renee Adam The temperatures in Birmingham, Alabama, have been in the high 90’s and triple digits these last few weeks. Add in the high humidity that we often experience, and you’ve got a very good reason to stay indoors. But, all that changed here at my house last week as rain poured down and… Read more »

Got Pollination Problems? Give Hand-Pollination a Try!

If you’re having trouble with pollination of your cucurbit plants, don’t give up. Give hand-pollination a try. Cucurbits (the family of plants including squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumber) are notorious for having pollination problems. A short botanical lesson reveals why. Rather than having male and female parts in one flower, like a tomato plant… Read more »