Cucumber "Heirloom Armenian" Recognized as Plants of CARE, the Wright Scoop
In honor of plants that inspire people connections, Glen Allen VA based The Wright Scoop – eco consultant, lecturer, & wordsmith Sylvia Hoehns Wright identifies cucumber "Heirloom Armenian" as a "plants of CARE" – conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.
Cucumber "Heirloom Armenian" –
Known for its extra crispy crunch, mild flavored skin, being burpless, and always bitter free, cucumber "Heirloom Armenian" is an eastern European heirloom that is extremely popular with home gardeners. These distinctive bitter- free heirlooms have creamy, pale-green, long, ridged fruits with a crisp, juicy texture and need no peeling. Heavy yielders, the plants are proven to thrive in hot summer areas.
Whether seeds are obtain from well-know distributors such as Renee’s Seed or Cook’s Garden, all easily connect garden to table or personalized gifts from a kitchen, inspiring people to connect with "living green" that surrounds them.
Landscape Gardens of CARE -
“Eco-sustainable spaces,” says Wright, “are not simply a result of lifestyle choices but reflect how we feel about the environment. While keeping it simple (as in simple living) is the name of the game, there is a more important underlying factor – a commitment to ultimate greening: providing for the present without sacrificing the future. So, in addition to plant sustainability, what makes cucumber "Heirloom Armenian" different? It is an plant which through its ability to flourish has become recognized as a heirloom and through its vibrant edible characteristics recognized to inspire people to become people who CARE – have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.”
Plants of Care, plant recognition program –
Whether an experienced landscape professional or novice homeowner, Wright’s advocacy challenges all to not simple identify plants that survive but thrive; and then, create landscapes from a sustainable point of view, seeking to reduce their carbon footprint as well as feed their families pesticide free produce. “For,” says Wright, “any style landscape should not simply reflect traditional design concepts but be a result of the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green, healthier urban/suburban communities. The challenge is to create landscapes from a “waste not, and want not” eco logical commitment: become caretakers for the environmental community.”
A hands-on landscape gardener who participates in nation-wide regional plant testing, Wright gain familiarity with programs such as the "Southern Living Plant Collection," "Proven Winners," "Plants that Work" and many more. Still, while plant material proven to enable landscape gardens of CARE could be identified by any one of these programs, it is spotlighted by Wright for its ability to inspire people to CARE – have an eco connection of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.
To ongoing encourage all to "dig in the dirt," a "plants of care" plant is recognized quarterly.
About Wright –
A graduate of the Virginia Natural Resource Leadership Institute program, the Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright urges all to become people who CARE - have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency. To inspire others, she offers one-on-one consulting, speeches and workshops and has published a series of eco books. For details, link to web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com or follow her activities through facebook group The Wright Scoop or twitter ID WrightScoop.
As founder of the Plants of Care plant recognition program and recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic award, Wright challenges all to become people who CARE: commit to conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.
Side-bar: Planting Tips - cucumber "Heirloom Armenian":
•Heirloom cucumbers do not like acidic soil!
•Frost tender. Heirloom cucumbers love warm weather.
•To get an earlier heirloom cucumber crop start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost.
•Heirloom cucumbers are thirsty! Never let them go dry. Heirloom cucumbers are over 95 % water.
•Cucumber beetles are "supposed" to dislike marigolds or wood ashes sprinkled at the base of cucumber vines.
Sylvia Hoehns Wright