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02 Bitter cucumbers

first_imgVolume XXXINumber 1Page 2 This is often the case with cucumbers. Sometimes they can tastedownright bitter. The good news is that this is preventable.Following a few simple tips can make sure you get thegreat-tasting cukes your labors deserve.The bitter taste that sometimes happens comes from one of threethings, or a combination of the three. Here are some tips to helpyou avoid all of them.The first is to harvest cucumbers before they reach fullmaturity. Leaving them on the vine too long, trying to get extralong fruit, can lead to disappointing taste. Cucumbers can growfast once they start producing, so be sure to plant only as muchas you can keep up with, to keep the harvest young.WaterMoisture control is the second tip for growing salad-qualitycucumbers. Irrigation or rain is critical, especially in the lastweek or so before the harvest. Failing to provide enough watercan definitely lead to poor-tasting cucumbers.The best way to water is with a drip system, irrigation tape orsoaker hoses. Provide about 1 inch to 1.5 inches of water perweek. Even more water near harvest time will help. Overheadwatering is OK. But it’s the least efficient method, and it maylead to foliar diseases.Third, manage the soil fertility. This means adjusting the pH(alkalinity or acidity) of the soil correctly and providingproper nutrition.Submitting a soil sample to your University of GeorgiaCooperative Extension county agent’s office is the most preciseway to do this. There’s no way to guess at the pH without thesoil test.The test will also provide details of what and how muchfertilizer to apply. Proper nutritional management will lead tohealthier plants and help eliminate the fertility problems thatcan cause a bitter taste.By following these tips, you should be able to grow all thegreat-tasting cucumbers you need for your salads and pickle jars.(Bob Westerfield is the Cooperative Extension consumerhorticulturist with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Robert R. WesterfieldUniversity ofGeorgiaFew things in the garden are more heartbreaking than taking thetime and effort to cultivate the soil, plant seed, fertilize,water and nurture your plants, only to have your harvest tasteawful.last_img read more

Renovated cottage sells for $1.055m

first_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WAVELL HEIGHTS MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES “The local family who bought it were just looking for a house to accommodate them but nothing too big,” he said.“It was the house that drew them to this area, not the geographic location.” The previous record had been held for almost nine years by 7 Vaucluse St, which sold for $950,000 in 2010.Harcourts Solutions Mitchelton agent Scott Rumble said the property had been listed at $1.05 million and buyer interest drove the price above expectations.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 The ground floor rumpus room opens out to the undercover entertaining area.“The sellers and the buyers are very happy with the result,” Mr Rumble said.“We had multiple offers on the property and we were pretty confident with where the market sat.” The outdoor decking area with bi-fold doors to the main living area.The renovated four-bedroom house at 21 Vaucluse St, sold privately for $1.055 million after a 21 day campaign. Above the rumpus is the main living area with galley kitchen.He said the home had similar features to others in the area, but the quality of the renovation and finishings gave it a competitive edge. The house at 21 Vaucluse St, Wavell Heights has four bedrooms, plantation shutters and a dedicated hallway picture wall.A 1950 cottage has broken a street record by becoming the first house on Vaucluse St at Wavell Heights to sell for more than $1 million. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

The Latest: Buffalo Bills linebackers taking a beating

first_imgEdmunds was hurt while attempting to tackle Jets receiver Jamison Crowder on a 69-yard touchdown catch and run. Edmunds went right shoulder first into Crowder, who bounced off the tackle and zipped up the right sideline off a screen pass. The touchdown, with 5:10 left in the third quarter, cut Buffalo’s lead to 21-10.The Bills ruled Edmunds’ return as being questionable.Buffalo is already with out starting outside linebacker Matt Milano, who was ruled out with a hamstring injury sustained in the second quarter.—John Wawrow reporting from Buffalo.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT): 3:30 p.m.The Buffalo Bills are down two starting linebackers with Tremaine Edmunds being treated on the sideline with a right shoulder injury. The Falcons and the Seahawks wore white armbands featuring the initials of the late Georgia Democratic congressman and logos of each team. The Falcons also wore shirts that featured a quote from Lewis on the front and the team’s Rise Up & Vote logo on the back during pregame warmups. The quote from Lewis: “The Vote is the most powerful, nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society.” In a statement issued by the team, defensive end Steven Means said, “We’re taking this moment and making it a movement, not just as a race, a community or a team, but as a nation, … It’s time to stand up, rise up and vote.” The Falcons also honored Lewis as an honorary captain for the game. –Paul Newberry reporting from Atlanta. It didn’t look like an aggressive gesture — Collins may have been trying to demonstrate something that had happened on the field — but the result was that Collins made contact with the official’s chest. —Noah Trister reporting from Detroit.___1:50 p.m. Both the Seahawks and Falcons honored the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement who died in July after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In Detroit, the Lions lined up shoulder to shoulder at the goal line and the Bears faced them as they stood side by side 80 yards away. After a moment of silence, the videoboards showed Alicia Keys singing “Lift Every Voice.” In Jacksonville, Colts coach Frank Reich took a knee during the national anthem, the only one on the sideline to do so. The Jaguars were in the locker room.Neither the Bills or Jets were on the field in Buffalo for the “Star Spangled Banner.”In Cleveland, Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett one of three Cleveland players who knelt during anthem in Baltimore. Baker Mayfield announced yesterday on Twitter he had changed plans and stood.–Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis. Associated Press ___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Robinson carried 10 times for 61 yards in the first half against Indianapolis, breaking the league’s previous best mark of 44 yards for undrafted rookie running backs in season openers.Washington’s Ralph Nelson held the previous high for rushing yards by an undrafted rookie in Week 1, gaining 44 yards against New Orleans on Sept. 21, 1975.Robinson became the first undrafted rookie running back in 30 years to start in Week 1. Several undrafted rookie fullbacks have started openers over the years.But the feat has been much rarer for tailbacks. Tampa Bay’s Bruce Perkins and Seattle’s Derek Loville were the last to do it, getting Week 1 nods in 1990. ___1:35 p.m.Players and coaches kicked off the 2020 season in different ways when it came to social justice messages. Some knelt. Some stood. Some didn’t come out for the national anthem. The Minnesota Vikings locked arms in the end zone about a half-hour before their game against Green Bay for the recorded performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” after nine family members of the late George Floyd were recognized on the video board from their perch in the upper concourse. The group included three brothers and one sister of Floyd, the handcuffed Black man who died on May 25 about three miles from the stadium when a white police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes.center_img ___1 p.m.___It’s here! The 2020 NFL season kicks off today with 14 games after a strange offseason in which teams learned their playbooks via videoconference and didn’t play any preseason games.Some stadiums are empty, others have a spattering of fans but mostly empty seats because of the coronavirus pandemic. September 13, 2020 The Latest: Buffalo Bills linebackers taking a beating 3:05 p.m.Some NFL players’ long-awaited debuts didn’t last long on opening weekend.Lions linebacker Jamie Collins was ejected in the first half against the Bears when he made contact with an official.And several players have left their games with injuries.Among them are Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark (groin) and guard Lucas Patrick (shoulder), who got hurt at Minnesota. The Colts lead the Jaguars 17-14 at halftime.–Mark Long reporting from Jacksonville.___2:15 p.m.Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins has been ejected in the second quarter against Chicago after making contact with an official with his helmet. Players and coaches have been tested daily for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Teams also are planning different ways to stand up against racial injustice following a summer of protests across the globe sparked by George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis.Some players are kneeling during the national anthem like Colin Kaepernick did several years ago when he started bringing attention to social injustices.The Washington players and members of the Philadelphia Eagles lined up together, forming an oval prior to their game.–Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver.. Buffalo Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano has been ruled out from playing the second half against the New York Jets with a hamstring injury. Milano had a leaping interception at midfield of Sam Darnold’s pass late in the second quarter.Colts running back Marlon Mack left the game at Jacksonville with an ankle injury just before halftime and has been ruled out.___2:35 p.m.James Robinson has made NFL history with the Jacksonville Jaguars today.last_img read more