Cucumbers, Amaranth, Squash Vine Bores, Asian Long Beans

This is just a mid summer update from the urban survival garden. That really is one cucumber plant that has taken over the trellis. The camerawoman had trouble staying in focus on the squash borers so I spliced in some footage of them. The clipping sound you hear during these shots is me cutting the little pricks in half! Note also how great the gypsy peppers are doing and how many side shoots the Hopi Red Dye Amaranth is putting out. Make sure to tune in to parts two and three.
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39 Responses to “Cucumbers, Amaranth, Squash Vine Bores, Asian Long Beans”

  • susannamcintyre says:

    If you are looking for a heavy producer without the threat of the squash borer, Baker Creek has a squash that is called Zucchino Rampicante. I grew this last year and let a few get between 4′ and 5′ long before harvesting. It isn’t bothered by many of the pests that bother other plants.

  • GoingOrganic1 says:

     I saw golden giant on baker creek seeds. They said that it was a heavy producer. Will it grow during the summer heat?

  • survivalpodcasting says:

    – That is hopi red dye in the video. It is really a cool weather variety but if you plant it early it will do fine. It will turn far more green though once the heat picks up and loose some of that really pretty red color. This year I grew golden giant and I am totally sold on it as a grain variety, I had only 18 plants and got 11 lbs of grain from them.

  • GoingOrganic1 says:

    I enjoyed your video. Lots of good information. I hope to grow amaranth this year. What variety of amaranth did you grow. I’m in Florida, so I want a variety that can take the heat.

  • multisustainable says:

    I live in the bottom of SC and someone told me that they tried to grow yellow sqaush for five years (this was of course after I lost mine to sqaush bugs). Now they are growning in large plasic kids swimming pools raised off the ground for two years and have had no problems at all. I have my fall sqaush growing in one right now.

  • survivalpodcasting says:

    Shredded Cyprus.  It is cheap, breaks down nice and doesn’t float away in the rain.

  • mmyerspa says:

    What are you using for mulch? I like it!

  • palui says:

    i’ve grown lemon cukes for the last 2 years. i agree, they’re very prolific, although i haven’t been that enthused about the flavor of them so much. the persian cukes are my favorites. good job on your garden. cheers.

  • ozzy88m says:

    What type of lay out has he done with his raised bed?

  • vonhismean says:

    I might have to try growing some amaranth.

  • ColdHaven says:

    Well, now I know what Tomato blight looks like. I have been having some trouble with it, but thankfully just the lower limbs of the plant.

    Our squash suffered a similar fate almost over night. We thought it might be grubs, but we will have to see if it was these bugs instead. We had a good first crop out of them before they died.

    Awesome video Jack!

  • BabybooR33 says:

    my cucumber garden is 14 feet-tall!

  • GJB7733 says:

    I’m jealous. I’ve got a lot of learning to do!

  • harryogre says:

    Good stuff Jack

  • soundlzrd says:

    Thanks Jack! Very interesting.

  • BlackGypoMagic says:

    1:43 looks like pumkin rape lol

  • gregthegardener says:

    G’day mate :)

  • gregthegardener says:

    ha ha :)

  • NakedWombatStuff says:

    Pumpkin sex. Oh yeah, baby.

  • bnbob01 says:

    That’s stretching it a tad… Just good at google & still have a few brain cells that were present in biology many jar’s ago..

  • gregthegardener says:

    Thats fine mate, you are an inspiration.

  • Haliotro says:

    Greg we love you man. You’re a fine soul in a world of heathens and pagans.

  • gregthegardener says:

    It’s been a while

  • gregthegardener says:

    Thanks Frosty

  • GregsKitchen says:

    l didn’t mean to but it sure looked pretty erotic

  • Rhett Miller says:

    Nice to know about just tearing off the male plant. I used a Q-tip for some squash once, it seemed to work.. but who really carries a Q-tip with them around the garden. :)

  • Brainiac1056 says:

    Ah, just the answer I needed! :)
    Many many thanks!

  • adolthitler says:

    PS I feel so stupid. I always thought it was a disease or a deficiency in the soil that made them fall off. Now I know I should have been “loving” my pumpkins as you do…..

  • adolthitler says:

    Oh yeah pumpkin porn!

  • topsy677 says:

    Serious points for managing to keep a straight face and it’s so good to have you back..Love from Charelston, S.C. P.S. I’d love a 1GOD1JESUS vid.. it’s been a rough few mnths listening to the fanatical religious right spew their insanity, and you were an outlet for me in that regard.

  • SCRC401 says:

    Thanks Greg! I needed this one!

  • CurrentlyDisconected says:

    Ahah you gave the flower an old fashion
    nice one greg

  • ThePussyNigger says:

    Sexy damn flowers.

  • grassburner says:

    Good God Man! This is a family channel! —- You just had to go and make gardening sexual. Now didn’t you! — :)

  • sheri226 says:

    I had no idea you could do that.. great video Greg. Good to have you back!

  • PabloEK74 says:

    Greg is back! Yay :)

  • bnbob01 says:

    It works with all cucurbits which have Imperfect flowers meaning they need a male flower to pollinate the female flower to form fruit/seeds… The cucurbit family includes melons, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini, marrow, luffa & others.. Some hybrids will self pollinate though..
    HTH & sorry for treading on any toes Greg old cap…
    Tomatoes have perfect flowers which means that they have both male & female parts in one neat little package..

  • scottmetze says:

    Thanks Gregg!
    Scott and Rosie Tehachapi Ca

  • FoodVlogCafe says:

    It works with all plants.

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