Cucumbers in 2015 sweetness trial

Does Soaking Seeds In Wine Make Cucumber Sweeter?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Experiments
  • Does Soaking Seeds In Wine Make Cucumber Sweeter?

This trial documents the results I got when testing the effect of soaking (or not) cucumber seeds overnight before planting. I used three test groups, each with the same number of seeds of the same variety of cucumbers but applied a different soaking variable to each trial. The soaking variable values are in wine overnight, in water overnight, and no soaking.

The trial is happening during the 2015 growing season. I will soak the first seeds May 3, 2015 overnight and plant them May 4, 2015. I’ll fill in the results as the season progresses so check back for the latest!

Seed Soaking Effect On Cucumber Sweetness

Wine Soaked Result
Bush Didn’t germinate
Vine Sweetness is a 3 out of 5
Lemon Didn’t germinate
Water Soaked Result
Bush Sweetness is a 2 out of 5
Vine Didn’t germinate
Lemon Didn’t germinate
Not Soaked Result
Bush Didn’t germinate
Vine Didn’t germinate
Lemon Sweetness is a 2 out of 5

 

Conclusion

I think I need to work on getting more uniform germination to really make my results meaningful. However, based on what happened here,

the sweetest cucumbers did come from wine soaked seeds after all!

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